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Orange Slice Cake

  • Makes one tube cake.


  • Cake
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. dates
  • 1 lb. orange slice candy, cut into pieces
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 275°. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup buttermilk and one teaspoon soda. Set aside to mix in last. In medium bowl, mix butter, sugar, eggs, and 1 cup of buttermilk. Then add all dry ingredients and mix well. Add reserved buttermilk and soda mixture. Stir in nuts, candy, and dates. Bake in a greased, floured tube pan. Bake 2-1/2 hours. Remove from oven. Let cool 20 minutes. While warm, pour mixture of 1 cup orange juice and 1/2 cup granulated sugar over entire cake. Let sit to soak in. Remove from pan. Cake will store for a week or more. Cake can be garnished with a few whole orange slices on top for presentation.

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