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Orange-Date Cake Recipe

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

Dovie Jarnagin
Added: Friday, December 14, 2007


1 c. margarine (2 sticks)
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. buttermilk (will expand when soda is added)
1 tsp soda (dissolved in buttermilk)
3 c. plain flour
1 box dates (cut in small pieces)
1 can coconut
lb candied cherries
lb candied pineapple
1 c. chopped pecans

Cream margarine and sugar, add eggs one at a time. Add flour (alternately with milk to the batter). Before putting into batter, flour your mixture of nuts, candy, dates, fruit (but not coconut). Fold all the (except coconut) into batter (add coconut later). Bake in well-greased tube pan, 250 degrees or until done about 2 to 3 hours. Filling: Mix c. or 1 c. fresh orange juice with about c. melted margarine (or butter). Add 1 box powdered sugar (or less) to this mixture. Pour over cake while in pan still hot. Let stand over night (at least before cutting).




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