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Orange Date Nut Cake

"This recipe makes a scrumptious orange-soaked date and nut cake."
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Ingredients

servings 676 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 - 10 inch tube pan)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch tube pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the paper. Dredge the dates and nuts in the flour and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Add flour, alternating with milk, and mix well. Add vanilla and lemon flavorings. Fold in nuts and dates.
  3. Pour batter into a 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and pour orange syrup over cake immediately. Cool in pan for 30 minutes, then remove from pan. Let stand upside-down overnight, then turn over and serve.
  4. To make the orange syrup: In a medium bowl, combine orange juice and confectioners sugar. Mix until smooth.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 676 calories; 27.3 g fat; 103.3 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; 116 mg cholesterol; 510 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My mom made this cake for over 50 years.... The only thing she did different is... When putting on the orange syrup at the end.. she would take a long wooden skewer and as she poured the syrup ...

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I have been cooking for at least 45 years so I a'm definitely not a novice at this. This sounded like a wonderful recipe, but it fell apart. I think there may be to much liquid in it and way t...

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My mom made this cake for over 50 years.... The only thing she did different is... When putting on the orange syrup at the end.. she would take a long wooden skewer and as she poured the syrup ...

I have been cooking for at least 45 years so I a'm definitely not a novice at this. This sounded like a wonderful recipe, but it fell apart. I think there may be to much liquid in it and way t...

this is a really good recipe with the exeption of the orange syrup. leave off the orange stuff and eat it the same night that you cook it.

This is a great recipe. I use only about half of the orange/sugar mixture. It's a favorite of my husband and son-in-laws.

My mom made this for my dad for years. But the OJ was actually a large can of frozen concentrate thawed and used over the hot cake not orange juice, it does have a more concentrated consistancy....

Oh, Mom made it with lemon juice in the milk (or buttermilk) no extract. Instead of pecans she used black walnuts. Everyone always asked her for the recipe!