Orange Slice Cake

13 Jan

Author’s Note: Look in the comments section to see my mother’s information on making a delicious glaze for the cake!

Since the Onyx Plate mentioned Orange Slices in the some of the comments on here earlier, I thought I would take the time to share this recipe that my mother makes.


Normally, we have this cake during the winter and the holiday season. I think it would be perfectly suitable to eat in the autumn as well, but it’s not so much a summer food.



Orange Slices are actually a very tasty candy, so do not be misled by the recipe; actual slices of orange would not work, and do not hold me responsible if you attempt to peel an orange and use it in this recipe. 


What you need:
  • 1 pound orange slice candy, cut up
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of dates, chopped
  • 1 can of coconut
  • 2 cups of pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 a cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 2 cups of sugar

What you do:

  • Cream the butter.
  • Gradually add the 2 cups of sugar to it, beating until fluffy.
  • Add eggs alternately while beating.
  • Add buttermilk, baking soda, and flour; blend well.
  • Pour flour mixture over fruit mixture.
  • Blend with spatula.
  • Pour into a well-greased Bundt cake pan and bake for 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES at 300º.
  • Cool, remove from pan.

Author’s Note: This recipe was originally submitted by one Lorell Murphy to the New Hinson Baptist Church Youth Group Cookbook.

The edits and ordering featured above come from me and my mother.
Again, make sure you use this:


Not this:

Happy wintry cooking!




Posted by on January 13, 2011 in food


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5 responses to “Orange Slice Cake

  1. gigi

    January 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    You can always sub. raisins for dates & walnuts for pecans. Plus, it is easy to cut the orange candy with scissors and mix it with the 1/2 cup of flour, dates, coconut, and nuts. It will just get mixed up better that way..May have to adjust your time to a little less cooking time to keep it from drying out.

  2. The Onyx Plate

    January 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I love the picture descriptions! This looks yummy! Have u made one yet this Winter?

    • enamouredslave

      January 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Yes, Mama made one right around Christmas or a little after, and it was naturally yummy.

  3. gigi

    January 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

    You can also make a glaze for this if it is too dry by using orange juice and confectioners sugar. Use a toothpick and stick holes randomly in the cake after it has been removed from the pan and has cooled. Mix the o.j. and sugar very well and drizzle over the cake. This will not only make it look pretty but will help keep it moist. I personally have not done this before, but I have eaten slices where it had been prepared this way…And it doesn’t take a lot of sugar or o.j. to do this – just have to get the consistency right…


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