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SABRA'S ORANGE SLICE CAKE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gina Walls
Added: Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour, sifted and divided
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 lb. orange slice candy, chopped
1 8-oz. box dates, chopped (optional)
2 cups nuts, chopped (optional)
1 tsp. orange rind, grated
Sauce:
1 cup orange juice
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 tbsp. orange rind, grated

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 250. Grease and flour a large tube pan. Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs one at a time. Measure 3 cups of flour and sift with soda. Add flour and soda mixture alternately with buttermilk, blending well. Roll nuts, dates and candy with the remaining 1/2 cup flour. Stir candy mixture with flour into the batter. Add orange rind and stir. Pour batter into the prepared tube pan. Bake for 3 hours. Check to see if cake is done with a toothpick. Leave cake in pan while preparing sauce.
Sauce: Mix ingredients. Pour sauce over hot cake while cake is still in the pan. Let cake stand in the refrigerator overnight before removing from pan.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In memory of my mother, Sabra Holbrook.

 

 

 

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