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Orange Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jean Haws
Added: Sunday, March 23, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CAKE:
1 C Margarine
2 C Sugar
4 Eggs
1/2 C Buttermilk
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 1/2 C Flour
1/2 lb. Dates, chopped
1 tsp. Soda (dissolved into buttermilk)
1 lb. Orange Gum Drops, chopped
1 C Coconut
1 C Nuts, chopped

TOPPING:
1 C Orange Juice
1 C Powdered Sugar

Directions:
Directions:
CAKE:
Cream margarine, sugar and eggs.
MIx in 3 cups of flour and salt alternately with buttermilk.
Use 1/2 cup flour to mix with candy, dates, nuts, and coconut.
Add to batter and mix well.
Pour into floured dripper pan and bake at 275 for 2 hours.

TOPPING:
Immediately upon removing cake from oven pour orange juice and powdered sugar on top.
Let sit for 24 hours before serving.

 

 

 

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