Orange Slice Candy Cake (Two Versions)

Christine Whisenhunt

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@cwhisenhunt

My grandmother used to make an orange slice cake that my grandfather loved. I don't have her recipe, but I found this in that cookbook my great aunt gave me. I don't recall hers having anything in it but the orange slices. This one calls for dates and nuts, which sounds totally gross to me, so, since I can't stand dates, it's craisins for me instead, if anything. I'm probably going to make this with just the orange slices, at least the first time. However you decide to make yours, enjoy!

I found a second version of this cake in the same cookbook. It was slightly different and included coconut as well, so I've also listed that version below. I'm thinking my grandma's could have had coconut in it. I just may try that, but I'll still leave out the dates and nuts! LOL

Note: Photo is borrowed from the internet.

**These recipes are from the Plummerville Homecoming Cookbook, 1994, and the recipe credit for the first version goes to Martha Ann Weatherby Anglin. The second version of this cake is from Betty Sue Adams Bowden.**


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Serves:

Makes one tube cake.

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

VERSION ONE:

2 stick
butter
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
1 + 1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
4 c
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1 lb
orange jelly candy slices, halved
1 lb
dates, chopped (i'll be using craisins instead)
2 c
mixed nuts, chopped
1 small
can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed

VERSION TWO:

2 c
pecans, coarsely chopped
1 lb
candy orange slices
1 lb
dates, chopped
1 1/2 c
coconut
2 stick
butter, melted and cooled
4
eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk

Directions Step-By-Step

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VERSION ONE:
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add 1 cup of buttermilk and beat well. In seperate bowl, mix 1/2 cup buttermilk and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture and combine. In seperate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add to mixture. Add orange slice, and craisins and nuts if desired, and blend. Pour into well greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 275 degrees for 2 and a half hours. In a bowl, add brown sugar to orange juice concentrate and let stand while cake bakes. Pour on cake while hot. Let cake cool in pan before removing.
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VERSION TWO:
in a large bowl, mix all ingredients in this order: pecans, orange slices, dates, coconut, butter, eggs, flour, sugar, soda, buttermilk. Mix well. Pour into greased and floured pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours. Let cool completely in pan, then serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Candies