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Orange Slice Cake I

"Excellent for the holidays. Better baked ahead of time. DELICIOUS flavor gets better with age."
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Ingredients

servings 732 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 tube cake)

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Directions

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  1. Sift flour and salt together.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar well. Add eggs, flour mixture, soda, and buttermilk; mix well. Fold in orange slices, dates, nuts, and coconut. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Remove cake from oven. Mix together juice and confectioner's sugar; pour over hot cake while still in pan. Cool cake in pan for 20 minutes. Turn out onto cake plate. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 732 calories; 27.4 g fat; 118.1 g carbohydrates; 8.6 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 326 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Fruit cake haters beware. This cake is much like a "poor man's" fruit cake with orange slice candy rather than candied fruit. I've used recipes similar to this one that adds pineapples, no nut...

Most helpful critical review

This was a bomb. Tasted good, but scared off the fruitcake-wary folks, too sweet for some, and not at all kid friendly. Orange slice cake 2 (on this website) is nearly identical but in a 9x13 ...

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Fruit cake haters beware. This cake is much like a "poor man's" fruit cake with orange slice candy rather than candied fruit. I've used recipes similar to this one that adds pineapples, no nut...

My grandmother has made this same recipe for years, and it is absolutely fabulous. It has a very similar texture to a fruitcake, but it's sooo much better! The only difference in my recipe is ...

This cake gets rave reviews and everyone always asks for the recipe. I added a couple tablespoons of orange marmalade to the glaze for an added orange kick....great stuff.

My mother made this every Christmas since the 1960's. The only difference - her recipe called for 2 tablespoons of grated orange peel and was baked at 325. She always used a large (16 x 5 x 5) l...

This must be a Southern recipe. All my age-50+ friends in Atlanta, GA absolutely loved it. Brought back memories for them of Christmases past. I cut it into 24 slices.

lovely fresh orange flavor.

I had never even HEARD of orange slice cake before, and a girl I work with wanted to know if I would make her one......(I made decorated cakes as a hobby/2nd job)...so I tried this recipe, and i...

This was a bomb. Tasted good, but scared off the fruitcake-wary folks, too sweet for some, and not at all kid friendly. Orange slice cake 2 (on this website) is nearly identical but in a 9x13 ...

My grandma made this every year for as long as I can remember. Since my grandma passed away in 2010, I now make it every year. Everyone loved It then and still loves it year after year!