Orange Slice Cake


A wonderful holiday cake made with candy orange slices.

12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 pound dates, pitted and chopped

  • 1 pound orange slices candy, chopped

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • 1 ⅓ cups shredded coconut

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

  2. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and granulated 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.

  3. Place flour in a large bowl and add dates, orange slices, and nuts. Stir to coat each piece. Add flour mixture and coconut to creamed mixture. This makes a very stiff dough, so it will be necessary to stir with a wooden spoon.

  4. Pour batter into the tube pan. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. As soon as cake comes from oven, combine the orange juice and confectioners sugar and pour over hot cake. Let stand in pan overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

928 Calories
33g Fat
156g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 928
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 156g 57%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 116g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 478mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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