Orange Slice Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound small orange slice candies
  • 1 pound chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 small coffee cans
  • 1 can cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup frozen orange juice (undiluted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Begin by cutting orange slice candies into thirds and shaking them lightly in a plastic bag with 1/4 cup of flour. Blend sugar and butter. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Sift flour and then add to butter mixture, alternately adding buttermilk to create a creamy mixture. Add dates, nuts and orange slice candies. Be sure to remove the candies from the flour and do not use the extra flour in your cake. Coating the candies with flour keeps them from sinking to the bottom. Blend thoroughly. Spray inside of coffee cans with cooking spray. Fill each can 1/2 full with cake mixture. Place in oven and cook for 2 1/2 hours.

While the cakes are baking, place your orange juice and brown sugar in a pan. Bring to a boil and allow to cook until sugar is melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cakes are done immediately pour icing over each one. Allow to cool and refrigerate. Place coffee can lids on cans for storage. When you are ready to serve, gently bump the sides of the cans to loosen the cake and allow to slide out.

  • Yields: Each cake yields approximately 10 round slices.
  • Preparation Time: 3 hours

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