Orange slice cake is an old-fashioned cake, a sure crowd pleaser. This popular cake is made with orange juice, orange slice candy, and coconut. The cake should be baked a day before you plan to serve it.
The cake has generated many positive comments with several people claiming it was just like their grandmothers' version.
Take the cake to a party or bake it for friends and family.
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pound chopped dates
- 1 pound chopped orange slice candies
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 1/4 cups flaked coconut (1 can, 3 1/2 ounces)
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
Heat the oven to 250 F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube cake pan.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition.
Dissolve the baking soda in buttermilk and add to creamed mixture.
Place flour in large bowl and add dates, orange slice candy, and nuts. Stir to coat all pieces well.
Add flour mixture and coconut to the creamed mixture. The dough will be very stiff and easier to mix with hands or a sturdy spoon.
Turn the dough int0 the prepared cake pan and spread evenly.
Bake at 250 F for 2 1/2 hours.
Combine orange juice and confectioners' sugar and pour over hot cake. Let the orange slice cake stand in the pan overnight.
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