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Orange Slice Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Orange Slice Fruit Cake, by , is from Cookin' with Balls, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda Queen


1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
5 eggs
1 T. vanilla
8 oz. package dates
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 lb. package orange slice candy
2 c. chopped pecans
4 oz. shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 c. flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Chop dates and candy with 1/4 cup flour. Mix into batter along with coconut. Add remaining ingredients into batter. Pour into 10" tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.




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