Thursday, March 31, 2011

Orange Date Cake

Orange Date Cake


1       - cup butter or margarine, softened
2       - cups sugar
4       - large eggs
4       - cups all-purpose flour, divided
1       - teaspoon baking soda
1/2    - teaspoon salt
1 1/3 - cups buttermilk
1 1/2 - tablespoons grated orange rind, divided
1       - cup chopped pecans
1       - cup chopped dates
1       - cup sugar
1/2    - cup orange juice


Step 1
- Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2minutes or until creamy. Gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.

Step 2
- Combine 3 3/4 cups flour, soda, and salt, add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in 1 tablespoon orange rind.

Step 3
- Combine pecans, dates, and remaining 1/4 cup flour, salt into batter.

Step 4
- Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10-ince tube pan.

Step 5
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 6
- Combine 1 cup sugar, orange juice, and remaining 1/2 tablespoon orange rind in a small saucepan, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.

Step 7
- Pour glaze over warm cake, cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan, let cool completely on wire rack.

Yeild: one 10-ince cake

Recipe By: Joelle Diorio
From: Orlando, Florida
Book: Southern Living
Page: 5

1 comment:

  1. I love the flavour combinations! I've added this to my "Recipes I'd like to try" list. Buttermilk makes for fantastic cakes, and I much prefer glazes to frosting. I think it'll work fantastically gluten-free too. Thanks for the recipe!



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