Recipe: Louisiana Crunch Cake

Recipe: Louisiana Crunch Cake

Recipe: Louisiana Crunch Cake

Posted by Hedi Schreiber on

A popular southern cake with a caramelized nut topping.

Prep: 30 min Cook: 1 hour Total: 1 hour 30 min Serves 12


2 ¾ cups flour, sifted

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons salt

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into large mixing bowl.

1 ¾ cups sugar

Add sugar and stir.

1 cup shortening

Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives.

¾ cups milk

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon orange extract

Add milk, eggs, orange extract, and almond extract. Beat thoroughly. Set aside.

Crumb Topping

¾ cup reserved cake batter

2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

¼ teaspoons orange extract

¼ teaspoons orange rind

For topping, combine ¾ cup cake batter with flour, brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, orange extract and orange rind. Mix well.

½ cups chopped pecans, optional

Add pecans, if desired.

Spread topping in bottom of well-greased tube pan (angel food cake pan). Pour batter on top.

Bake at 375°F until cake is golden brown and a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Remove from oven and invert onto a wire rack to let cool.

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