Grandma Money's Orange Slice Cake

Here's the recipe for Grandma Money's Orange Slice Cake.
This is a heavy cake, it has a fruit cake type texture only it's better.

I really do think if you like orange slice candy you will like this cake.

Make sure you grease and flour your tube pan really really well or you will have a terrible time getting it out of the pan, ask me how I know?

You might even take to making it in an angel food cake pan, sometimes it's easier to handle than a tube pan, especially a fluted tube pan.

The original recipe calls for letting it set in the fridge overnight before you serve it, Grandma said a week or more.

To my way of thinking she is right, it only improves with time.

So are you ready?  Here we go.

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 lb. orange slice candy, chopped, buy more for the eating you will need to do while chopping.
1 (8 oz.) chopped dates, pitted
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 can flaked coconut, you can used bagged, I did.
1 cup butter, real butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. salt

Glaze
2 cups powered sugar
1 cup orange juice

Cake

Sift flour and salt together.

Combine the fruit with 1/2 cup of the flour. Set aside.

Cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, Beat well after each addition.

Combine the soda and the buttermilk.

Add to the creamed mixture alternating with the flour mixture
.
Blend well after each addition.

Stir in the candy, fruit and nut mixture, mix well.

Bake in a well, well, well, greased and floured tube pan at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Remove from oven.  Now look close....that says, remove from oven, don't see, remove from pan. Leave it in the pan.

Glaze

Slowly pour the one cup of orange juice into the two cups of powdered sugar, mix until smooth.
Pour over the cake while it's still hot.

Store in fridge overnight or like Grandma says, one week is best.


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