Ingredients

How to make it

  • In large mixer bowl, on medium speed beat butter until fluffy
  • Gradually add ONLY 2 cups sugar, beating well
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition
  • In another bowl, combine flour and baking soda
  • Add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture
  • Beat at low speed until blended after each addition
  • STIR in dates, pecans, and ONLY 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • Pour batter into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour 10 minutes or until sooden pick inserted in center comes out clean
  • Bring orange juice, REMAINING 2 cups sugar and REMAINING rind to boil in saucepan, stirring constantly, 1 minute
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of cake gently, punch holes in cake with a wooden pick
  • Drizzle orange juice glaze over warm cake
  • COOL IN PAN on wire rack
  • When cool, turn cake onto plate or stand
  • ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! WONDERFUL! ENJOY!

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    This sounds delicious. I love anything Orange, so I'll be making this for sure. Thanks for sharing.
    Brianna
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  • leonora5 6 years ago
    How special that the recipe is so old. It looks delicious too!
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
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    " It was excellent "
    yana ate it and said...
    Thank you a lot! My famiy loved my cake cooked by this recipy! It is delectable!
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  • organicmama 7 years ago
    Hmmmmm, does this still taste good after 75 years? :)
    Looks good!
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  • vindee 7 years ago
    Bookmarked immediately! I love recipes that have been around for ages, and have a story to tell!!!
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  • saavedra 7 years ago
    Yum, I have printed this off and when make it soon, thanks.
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  • pat2me 7 years ago
    This sounds great! Wonderful old holiday recipe!
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  • tuilelaith 7 years ago
    I just love these old recipes. They are a taste from our past and great to boot! I will be making this one for sure...
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  • robertg 7 years ago
    Does this mean the cake is as old as I am?
    All kidding aside sounds great and will have to try it. Thanks for the post...Bob
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