Orange Fruit Cake Recipe

Orange Cake
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Main Ingredient


 Sifted cake flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pitted dates6 1⁄2 Ounce, chopped
 Walnuts4 1⁄2 Ounce, chopped
 Butter1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Soda1 Teaspoon
 Buttermilk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Grated orange rind2
 Orange juice2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6023 Calories from Fat 2437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 281 g432.6%

Saturated Fat 127 g635%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 906.8 mg

Sodium 2912.3 mg121.3%

Total Carbohydrates 840 g280.1%

Dietary Fiber 33.2 g132.8%

Sugars 536.7 g

Protein 75 g149.9%

Vitamin A 133.3% Vitamin C 238%

Calcium 80.4% Iron 175.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to slow (300° F.). Grease a ten-inch tube pan.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir several tablespoons of this mixture into the chopped dates and nuts.
3. Cream the butter until smooth, gradually adding one cup sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the flour mixture.
5. Add vanilla, dates, nuts and orange rind and mix well. Pour into pan and bake one hour and twenty minutes.
6. Meanwhile, boil together the orange juice and remaining one cup sugar. When cake is done, pour over the top.