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!
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