Orange Date Cake

4
Penny Chaput

By
@ChaputRN

This is a recipe handed down from my Great Grandma Hattie Jones. This is a moist delicious cake that has a very fresh citrus flavor. Keep in mind that the recipe is so old that I had to nearly rewrite the directions. What a great family heirloom!

Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
With a super moist filling and a winning combo of orange and date, how can you lose?! This is a wonderful cake... and a wonderful find.

Ingredients

1 c
dates, chopped
1 c
walnuts or pecans
1 c
coconut
1/2 c
butter
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 tsp
grated orange peel
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt

THE FOLLOWING 3 INGREDIENTS ARE FOR THE FILLING/ICING

2 c
powdered sugar
1 c
fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp
grated orange peel

How to Make Orange Date Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1FOR THE CAKE:
    Mix 1/2 cup of the flour with dates, coconut, and nuts. Set aside.
    Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs, grated orange peel, flour (1 cup at a time), vanilla, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Blend with mixer just until blended well.Stir in flour mixture with the dates, coconut and nuts. Pour into non-stick tube cake pan.
  • 2Bake in 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    When cake comes out of oven poke holes in cake so the icing/filling can run into cake.
  • 3FOR THE FILLING/ICING
    Mix powdered sugar, orange juice and grated orange peel until blended.
    Spread over hot cake

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About Orange Date Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Hashtags: #orange, #date, #cake