[ RadSafe ] Merry Christmas etc.

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 11:30:49 CST 2007

Hi and Happy Holidays to all!

Attached is my mother's orange date cake recipe.  Christmas is not quite the
same without a taste of this!

2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 cups flour (sifted)
1 teaspoon soda
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
1 pound dates, chopped
1 cup nuts, chopped
2 tablespoons orange rind

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a
time.  Beat well after each addition.  Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Add
alternately with flour.  Toss dates and pecans in a little flour to coat
lightly.  Prevents them from falling to the bottom of the cake.  Add dates,
nuts and orange rind.  Line tube pan with wax paper.  Bake 1 1/2 hours at
325 degrees.  When removed from oven stick holes in cake with ice pick.
Pour icing all over hot cake.


2 cups sugar
1 cup orange juice (fresh)
2 Tablespoons orange rind (grated)

Beat well and pour over cake,  Leave cake in pan until cold.

Dan W. McCarn, Geologist; 3118 Pebble Lake Drive; Sugar Land, TX 77479; USA
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