Louisiana Ring Cake

Topping:
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon orange extract

Mix all ingredientstogether, blending well. Spread in bottom of a very well-greased tube pan.

Cake:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup solid shortening
1 teaspoon orange extract
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Heat oven to 370 degrees F.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add sugar. Mix well. Cut in shortening; add milk, extracts, and eggs. Beat thoroughly. Pour batter over topping and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from pan immediately so that topping does not stick to pan.