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Orange Date Cake

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups sifted flour

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Cake: Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add eggs and other ingredients.
  3. Bake in greased tube pan for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours at 350 degrees F.
  4. Orange Glaze: Bring to a boil and pour over cake hot from oven. Cool completely before taking from the pan.

This cake keeps well.