Great Aunt Hallie's Luscious Cake

  • Yield: 12 servings


1cup sugar
3/4cup butter
4 egg yolks
1cup pecans, chopped
1package dates, pitted and chopped
1package shredded coconut
1large orange, grated rind, squeezed juice


  1. Bake cakes, let cool before filling is added.
  2. Filling: Cook sugar, butter and egg yolks in top of a double boiler until thickened.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Let the mixture rest off heat until it thickens.
  4. To frost cooled cakes, use half of filling atop bottom layer, add second layer of cake then add the remaining topping.

Note: This can be made as a sheet cake as well as a two-layer cake.