Pecan Orange Cake

    Pecan Orange Cake

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    I love this fruit cake which uses orange slices lollies (the gummy kind) instead of citrus peel. So sweet and tangy!

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (125g) buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 3 1/2 cups (440g) plain flour
    • 500g dates, pitted and chopped
    • 500g orange slices lollies, chopped
    • 2 cups chopped pecans
    • 1 1/3 cups (125g) shredded coconut
    • 1 cup (250ml) orange juice
    • 2 cups (300g) icing sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Extra time:8hours resting  ›  Ready in:11hours20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees C. Lightly grease and flour one 23cm ring tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and white sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve bicarb soda in buttermilk and add to the creamed mixture.
    3. Place flour in a large bowl and add dates, orange slices and nuts. Stir to coat each piece. Add flour mixture and coconut to creamed mixture. This makes a very stiff dough, so it will be necessary to stir with a wooden spoon.
    4. Pour batter into the tube pan. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. As soon as cake comes from oven, combine the orange juice and icing sugar and pour over hot cake. Let stand in pan overnight.

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