How to make it

  • Cream butter and sugar until smooth; add eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well.
  • Add soda to buttermilk, then add to creamed mixture.
  • Sift flour into big bowl; add dates, orange slices, and nuts.
  • Stir until mixed well and add coconut.
  • Combine to cream mixture; stir well (This will be very heavy and hard to stir)
  • Pour into a greased and floured angel food cake pan or a large bundt pan.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • For the icing.. mix well and pour over cake while hot and let it set overnight before serving.....

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    " It was excellent "
    violetaster ate it and said...
    just had a slice with hot coffee. my mom has made this same recipe for as long as i can remember for the holidays. she made me one for christmas. it is the best!!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I must try this recipe cause it sounds so good & a bit different from the usual holiday cakes. But I'm not waiting for a holiday. Thanks for sharing it. Brianna
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  • southernprincess 6 years ago
    I am soooooooooo excited to get this recipe.I absolutely LOVE orange slices & got to try this cake about a month ago...but didnt get to get a recipe!! Yummy!!! Thank you
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    This truly is a delicious cake! I made it once also, years ago. Maybe I will make it again this year. Thanks for the reminder!
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    " It was excellent "
    dixiejet ate it and said...
    I love it too ! My mom makes it every Christmas too...
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  • dixiediner 6 years ago
    I love this cake. It's a special from my childhood.
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    Wow - that one's got it all...would be something very different for the holidays. I'm not an orange slice fan, but I LOVE them in cakes and cookies...go figure! This sounds exceptionally good...thanks for another keeper, Zena!
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