Orange Fruitcake

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This delicious fruitcake is made with coconut, orange slice candy pieces, and chopped pecans.This was my Grandma Gallimore's recipe reinvented by me..she used pineapple, orange custard and pecans -I'll post hers later.
You can find my recipe in my cookbook on page 72-bottom-left.


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Serves:

makes 2 loaves

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter,soft
2 c
granulated sugar
4 large
eggs
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
2 c
chopped pecans
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 lb
bag orange slice candy, cut up fine with floured scissors
14 oz
pkg. coconut
1/2 c
orange juice
1 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 275^ Spray 2 loaf pans with no-stick cooking oil.(I like to put a piece of waxed paper in the bottom of the pans and spray it too-makes it easier to remove from pan)..
2
Cream butter and sugar;add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Roll nuts and candy pieces in the 3 cups of flour to coat and stir them and the flour into the egg mixture.
3
Add the soda to the buttermilk and stir in with the remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Pour evenly into the 2 prepared pans. Bake for 2 1/2 hours or until tested done.Remove from oven and leave in pans for 6 hours. Remove from pans, remove waxed paper from bottom of cakes.
Frost with mixture of powdered sugar and orange juice glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids