Preheat oven to 350F. Combine shortening and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine flour and salt, add to creamed mixture mixing well. Add flavorings; pour batter in a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Test by inserting toothpick in center. If it comes out clean, cake is baked.
Combine all ingredients in small bowl until smooth, drizzle over cooled cake.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana