Orange Slice Cake

  • Yield: 12 servings


2cups chopped pecans
1pound orange slices
1-- (8-ounce) package dates
1can coconut
1cup butter (not oleo)
4-- eggs
1 1/2cups sugar
1 1/2cups buttermilk
1teaspoon soda
2cups plain flour


  1. Melt butter and pour over pecans, orange slices dates and coconut.  Mix the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, soda and flour and pour over first mixture.
  2. Mix well.  Use a greased and floured tube pan.  Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 300F or bake until firm.  Cake stays fresh for several days and freezes well.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Brooks Shaw and Son’s The Old Country Store (Jackson, Tn., 1986).