Mama Brown's Orange Date Nut Cake

Prep Time: 2 Hours
Yields: 12 Servings


Recipe Courtesy of Jackie Alford

Ingredients for Cake:
zest of 1 orange, grated
1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
¾ cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk

In a medium mixing bowl, sift 2 cups flour with salt and baking soda. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar 5 minutes or until smooth and sugar has dissolved. Add eggs, 1 at time. Blend in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining flour, dates, pecans and zest. Blend well and add to cake mixture. Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake 1 hour. Remove and invert cake onto platter.

Ingredients for Glaze:
zest of 1 orange, grated
1 cup sugar
½ cup orange juice

In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir until dissolved. Carefully pour half of glaze over cake while it is still hot. Cake will absorb glaze. Allow to cool. Gently turn cake over and top with remaining glaze.

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