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Orange Slice Cake I Recipe

Orange Slice Cake I

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"Excellent for the holidays. Better baked ahead of time. DELICIOUS flavor gets better with age."

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  1. Sift flour and salt together.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar well. Add eggs, flour mixture, soda, and buttermilk; mix well. Fold in orange slices, dates, nuts, and coconut. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Remove cake from oven. Mix together juice and confectioner's sugar; pour over hot cake while still in pan. Cool cake in pan for 20 minutes. Turn out onto cake plate. Cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2008

Fruit cake haters beware. This cake is much like a "poor man's" fruit cake with orange slice candy rather than candied fruit. I've used recipes similar to this one that adds pineapples, no nuts, and an entire package a coconut (great for coconut lovers). HELPFUL TIPS: Coat the candy in the flour used in the recipe before blending and this will help with the candy sticking on the side of the pan. Dip your cutting knife in warm water, flour or spray with nonstick cooking spray to prevent the candy from sticking on the knife before cutting up the orange slice candies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2008

This was a bomb. Tasted good, but scared off the fruitcake-wary folks, too sweet for some, and not at all kid friendly. Orange slice cake 2 (on this website) is nearly identical but in a 9x13 and baked slower & longer. IF I were to try again, I'd do that. In this one, the candy bits against the tube pan were hard to free up after baking, and the finished product was thought to be a fruitcake. Those of us who tasted it liked the flavor, but could only eat a tiny sliver.


9 Ratings

Mar 29, 2005

My grandmother has made this same recipe for years, and it is absolutely fabulous. It has a very similar texture to a fruitcake, but it's sooo much better! The only difference in my recipe is I substitue dark raisins for the dates and pecans for the walnuts (in my family, no other nut besides pecans even exist).

Dec 26, 2006

This cake gets rave reviews and everyone always asks for the recipe. I added a couple tablespoons of orange marmalade to the glaze for an added orange kick....great stuff.

Dec 08, 2009

My mother made this every Christmas since the 1960's. The only difference - her recipe called for 2 tablespoons of grated orange peel and was baked at 325. She always used a large (16 x 5 x 5) loaf pan. In recent years, I've been the one who bakes it each December. The cake always collapsed when the glaze was poured over it, so a couple of years ago, I tried heating the glaze in the microwave first. It works! The cake remains full size.

Dec 17, 2008

This must be a Southern recipe. All my age-50+ friends in Atlanta, GA absolutely loved it. Brought back memories for them of Christmases past. I cut it into 24 slices.

Dec 21, 2003

lovely fresh orange flavor.

Dec 01, 2009

I had never even HEARD of orange slice cake before, and a girl I work with wanted to know if I would make her one......(I made decorated cakes as a hobby/2nd job) I tried this recipe, and it is AWESOME!!!!!!! It smelled so good when it came out of the oven, my husband made me make a 2nd one just for us!!!!! It's so moist and delicious, it's almost like a fruit cake without all that nasty fruit!!!! Try this one, you will definitely love it!!!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 732 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 118.1 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 27.4 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 326 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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