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Orange Candy Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marilyn Steel
Added: Friday, April 14, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake: 1 c. butter or margaine; 2 c sugar; 4 eggs; 1-8 oz pkg dates, cut up or candied fruit; 1 lb. orange slices candy, cut up; 1 c buttermilk; 1 c chopped pecans; 1-4 oz pkg coconut; 3 c. sifted self-rising flour.
Syrup:
1 c. orange juice; 2 c confectioners sugar.

Directions:
Directions:
Grease well a 10" tube cake pan or a bundt pan. Pour half of flour into mixing bowl & mix dates, candy & nuts in the flour. Set aside. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk, sugar, margarine & coconut well. (Make sure to mix eggs really well) Add 2nd half of flour & mix well. Then add remaining flour, dates, candy & nut mixture. Pour into cake pan & bake for 2 hrs at 250 F.
Mix orange juice & confectioners sugar well. Pour over hot cake as soon as it is removed from the oven and is still hot and still in the pan. Then wrap it in aluminum foil & let it stand overnight or for 24 hours. Then remove cake from pan. Keep cake covered when not serving.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 hrs & must set for 24 hrs
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cake reminds me of a fruitcake. It is very rich. I got this recipe from a friend (Macillo Denson) in Dayton TN in 1986.

 

 

 

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