How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium size mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Grease and flour one 12-cup tube pan or three 9" x 5" loaf pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat until light fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating mixture for at least 7 minutes.
  • Add sour cream, orange peel, and extracts.
  • Add flour mixture to batter alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Mix until just combined after each addition.
  • Add liqueur. Mix until combined.
  • Stir in dates and pecans
  • Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake in center of oven for 55-60 minutes for loaf pans/ 1 hour 15 minutes for tube pan or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes then turn cake out onto wire rack with a shallow pan underneath. If using loaf pans, leave cakes in pan.
  • Glaze:
  • In a small saucepan, combine glaze ingredients and boil for one minute.
  • Cool slightly and slowly pour over cake. If using loaf pans, let cake cool in pan or wait at least 30 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
  • Cool completely and serve with whipped cream, whipped topping, or ice cream.

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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    YUM!!! HIGH FIVE! :+D
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