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Orange Date Cake

Orange Date Cake
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Ingredients
  • Batter
  • 1 cup oleo (butter)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind, grated
Instructions
Batter
  1. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth
  2. Blend in the eggs one at a time
  3. Add the grated orange rind and vanilla
  4. Sift the dry ingredients and add to the cream mixture alternatively with buttermilk
  5. Mix 1/2 cup flour with date and nuts
  6. Fold into the cake batter
  7. Turn into 2 greased loaf pans
  8. Bake at 325 – 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until done
Sauce
  1. Mix the sugar, orange juice, and grated orange rind together
  2. Blend well
  3. Pour over hot cake as soon as removed from the oven

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