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I don’t like fruit cakes…I really don’t like them, but this recipe is REALLY good. A friend shared this with me, saying that it was her mothers recipe. As she described it to me I kind of felt less enthusiastic about the wondrous smell coming from the plate she handed to me.  The cake was still warm from the oven and it smelled HEAVENLY, but then I tried it and was totally won over.  This is glorious!!!!

Orange Slice Cake

Cream together 1 cup butter (softened), 2 cups sugar,

add 4 eggs, one at a time Dissolve 1 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 cup buttermilk

and add to creamed mixture.  Also add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp almond flavoring,

and 1 tsp vanilla flavoring Set this mixture aside.

In a large bowl, 4 cups flour, 1 pound orange slice candy (chopped),

4 oz. candied cherries (chopped), 1 pound chopped dates,

(optional…2 cups chopped nuts)

COMBINE the flour mixture with the creamed mixture. Grease pan (9×13, 2 loaf pans, or Bundt) and Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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