Louisiana Crunch Cake
Posted by: Karen Sun, 22 Feb 2004, at 6:13 a.m.
2 3/4 Cups Flour --sifted
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1 3/4 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Crisco
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Orange Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
3 Eggs --unbeaten
2 Tablespoons Flour
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Orange Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Orange Rind
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into large mixing bowl. add sugar
and stir. Cut in shortening (as for pie crust). Add milk, orange extract, almond
extract, and eggs. Beat thoroughly. "do not pour into pan yet."
combine 3/4 cup of batter with flour, brown sugar, confectioner's sugar, orange
extract, and orange rind. Mix well (add pecans for a crunchier topping.) Spread
topping in bottom of well-greased tube pan. pour batter on top and bake at 375°
for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from pan immediately or topping will stick.
substitute cake flour for regular flour for a finer textured cake. Grease and
flour tube pan and bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes.
Variation of topping:3/4 cup butter or margarine, 2 tbsps flour, 3 tbsps brown
sugar and 1/4 tsp orange extract. - mix topping ingredients together and blend
well. Spread topping in bottom of well-greased tube pan. Set aside.