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This recipe for ORANGE SLICE CAKE, by , is from The Cousins' Heritage Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joy Burgess
Added: Monday, August 24, 2009


2 sticks butter
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda (dissolved in buttermilk)
1 pound candy orange slices
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
1 cup buttermilk
1 (8-oz.) box pitted dates
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 cups coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon orange rind
1 cup orange juice

Cream butter and sugar; add one egg at a time. Cream mixture and beat well. Add flour and salt to mixture. Add milk and soda, then add orange rind, chopped dates, chopped pecans and cut up orange slices and coconut; mix well. Pour into well greased and floured tube pan and bake in slow oven at 300 for 2 hours.

When cake is done, leave in pan and make holes with knife, pouring frosting over cake about 4 times. Cool in pan then turn out on plate.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Waddell and Elsie Thurman lived across the road from the church and parsonage in Gober, Texas. Waddell came to the girls' rescue when a big bull snake came out of the cotton patch on to the sidewalk in front of the church where they were riding bikes. Elsie was a wonderful cook and this is her Christmas Cake.




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