Orange Fruitcake

Pat Duran


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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makes 2 loaves
15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


1 c
2 c
granulated sugar
4 large
1/2 c
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


1Preheat 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)..
2Cream 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.
3Add 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