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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Memma's Orange Slice Candy Cake

Title: Memma's Orange Candy (Slice) Cake

Description:Yummy!   Memma made this each Christmas and it is so good. .   This is her recipe.  I hope one day that I will make it as good as she did. 

Ingredients:1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla
1 LB pkg orange slice candy - chopped
1 8oz pkg chopped pitted dates
2 cups chopped pecans
1 4oz can shredded coconut
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 cups sifted flour
3/4 c buttermilk

Glaze --1 tsp of grated orange peel and 1 tsp grated lemon peel 1/4 c each lemon and and orange juice and 1/2 c confectioners sugar

Directions:Cream butter and sugar until fluffy - beat in eggs one at a time.   Add vanilla.   Mix dates, candy, nuts and coconut with 1/4 cup flour.   Sift (HA HA) remaining ingredients; alternatively fold into creamed mixture with buttermilk.   Fold in nut mixture.   Spoon into well greased floured 10" tube pan.   Bake in slow oven 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.  

Remove cake from oven and pour on a syrup consisting of the glaze ingredients listed above

Memma always wrapped in tin foil ---you can freeze

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