"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Orange Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Orange Fruit Cake, by , is from The Howell Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Detwiler
Added: Friday, April 20, 2007


1 c. Oleo
4 oz coconut
1/2 c. buttermilk
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. nut meats
1/2 c. chopped dates
1 lb. candy orange slices, cut in small pieces.

1 c. orange juice
2 c. powdered sugar

Roll nuts, candy, and dates in a small portion of flour. Set aside.

Cream butter & sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.

Combine flour and soda and add to creamed mixture. fold in nuts, candy, dates & coconut.

Bake in angel food pan 2 1/2 hrs. at 250. Test with tooth pick - May need to bake a little longer.

Whisk glaze together and pour over hot cake before removing from pan.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Leave in pan 8 hours or overnight. Store a few days in refrigerator.




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