Orange slice cake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Orange slice candy, cut up
2 cups Pecans; chopped
8 ounces Dates; cut up
1 cup Coconut, grated
2 cups Flour; divided
1 cup Butter
1½ cup Sugar
4 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Buttermilk
¼ cup Orange juice
¼ cup Lemon juice
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup Butter

Preheat the oven to 300 F. Generously grease and flour a tube pan; set aside. Mix together the candy, pecans, dates, coconut and ¼ cup of the flour; set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla. Mix together the baking soda, salt and remaining 1¾ cup flour; add alternately with the buttermilk to the butter mixture. Add the nut mixture; mix well.

Pour the batter into a prepared pan and bake for two hours; remove from the oven.

For glaze: In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar and butter. Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Spoon the glaze over the warm cake.

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