Cathedral Window Cake

Cathedral Window Cake

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Terrie Hoelscher

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This was originally made just using jellied orange candy slices (SEE ORANGE SLICE CAKE), but when substituting the different colored jellied candy slices, it looks like a colorful, stained-glass Cathedral window when it is sliced.
A different twist for those who don't care for traditional fruitcake!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
20
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 lb
    dates, chopped
  • 1 lb
    jellied candy slices, chopped (orange, lemon, lime, cherry)
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Cathedral Window Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease and flour a large tube pan or Bundt pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. In a medium bowl, with a rotary mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add eggs to the butter/sugar mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside.
  4. In a separate small bowl, stir the baking soda and buttermilk together until soda is dissolved. Add this to the creamed butter/sugar/eggs mixture. Mix well with rotary mixer, and set aside.
  5. Place flour in a large bowl (you might want to use a clean dish pan). Add the chopped dates, chopped jellied candies, nuts and coconut. Stir these well, coating each piece, so the dates and jellied candies don't clump and stick to themselves.
  6. Add the creamed butter/sugar/eggs/buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. This makes a very stiff dough, and should be mixed with the hands. When it is well mixed, put it into the prepared tube or Bundt pan.
  7. Bake at 250° for 2 hrs. 10 mins., to 2 hrs. 30 minutes ... check for doneness, as ovens do vary and this cake is in the low oven for quite awhile!
  8. Combine the orange juice and powdered sugar. Mix well to dissolve all the powdered sugar, then pour over the hot cake in the pan. Allow to stand in pan overnight.

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About Cathedral Window Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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