Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scrumptious Sunday

This cake is one I make during the holidays.  Hubby's mother made it every year and he said it doesn't seem like the holidays without it.  His sister found the recipe and I thought I would share it with you.

Orange Slice Cake

1 cup coconut
4 cups plain flour

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1 lb chopped dates

1 lb orange slice candy, cut into 4-5 pieces each


2 cups brown sugar

6 or 8 oz can frozen orange juice

Grease and flour a tube pan. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk and add to the creamed mixture.

Place flour in a separate large bowl and stir in the dates, orange slices, and nuts. Stir to coat each piece. Add flour mixture and coconut to creamed mixture. Mixture will be very thick and hard to stir.

Pour batter into the tube pan. Bake for approximately 2 1/2 hours. Remove from oven. Combine the orange juice and brown sugar and and heat in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Pour over hot cake. Let stand in pan overnight.

Invert onto a large cake plate. It doesn't have to be refrigerated but you can if you like.

Hubby likes to keep it refrigerated and warm up up a slice at a time.  Like traditional fruitcake, this will keep for many weeks, when refrigerated.

Ready to go into the oven

Just out of the oven

Ready to eat!


Out on the prairie said...

A very unusual cake, but sounds real good.Like your new look with that Valentines theme.

floweringmama said...

Thanks Steve, hubby sure does love it!

Jean said...

Stop it! I have gained weight since I quit smoking. Good food is my new passion.LOL!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Another excuse to make a wonderful cake. I love it. Thanks!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful cake! Sounds great for the 4th of July, for some reason.

Love your new heart template. So cute!

Jules said...

I always get so hungry visiting your site :) Sorry I'm late was off-line yesterday. If you ever get the middle of KY let me know :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cathy, I love your blog look.... I bookmarked that website since I may use some of her templates sometime. Thanks!!!

The orange glaze cake and glaze sound incredible... YUM. Thanks for the recipe.

floweringmama said...

Oh I know Jean. I quit in March of last year and food became my addiction.

Nancy, I never thought about the 4th of July but I bet you could substitute some of the colored gum drops!

Jules, if it's not school or walmart, I rarely go anywhere. If I do, it's to West Tenn. to see my parents. But I do have a spring break coming up in March and hubby and I were trying to plan weekend get away since we never got to go on a honeymoon.

Betsy, she's got some really cool templates, you should check her out!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I love cyber-recipes. No calories, only scrumptious pictures. LOL. Roland