You are here: Home » Recipes » Orange Cake Orange Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 12 servings A delightful and citrusy dessert. Holly Clegg PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:1 cup butter2 cups sugar4 -- eggs at room temperature3 1/2 cups plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon soda1 1/4 cups buttermilk1 teaspoon vanilla -- Grated rind of 1 orange8 ounces dates1 cup chopped nutsGlaze:1 cup orange juice2 cups sugar2 tablespoons orange rind Instructions Cream shortening until light and fluffy. Add sugar slowly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Combine flour, salt and baking soda, mix well. Add flour and buttermilk alternately to mixture. Add orange rind, chopped nuts, dates and vanilla. Pour into a well-greased 9 or 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325F for 1 1/2 hours. When done and turned out of cake pan, punch holes with fork in top of cake and pour glaze over it. Recipe reprinted with permission from Brooks Shaw and Son’s The Old Country Store (Jackson, Tn., 1986).