Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins
I love orange slice gumdrops, so when I saw this recipe I knew I was going to like it too. This is fruitcake to me (haha)!
- 1 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 lb orange slice candy, cut up (3 cups)
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 (8 ounce) package pitted dates, cut up
- 1 (7 ounce) package flaked coconut
- 2 cups chopped nuts (I use pecans)
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- Let butter and eggs come to room temperature.
- Combein gumdrops and 1/2 cup flour.
- Grease and flour 2 9x5-inch loaf pans.
- Lay a strip of parchment paper inside so it covers the two long sides and bottom.
- Set aside.
- In large bowl, beat butter with mixer 30 seconds or until softened.
- Gradually add sugar, beat until combined.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each and scraping the bowl frequently.
- Add the 3 cups flour and buttermilk alternately to egg mixture; beat after each addition.
- Fold in dates, coconut and nuts.
- Fold in gumdrops.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared pans.
- Bake at 300°F for about 1 hour and 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Meanwhile, make Orange Glaze by stirring together the confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth.
- Pour Orange Glaze over the hot cakes.
- Cool in pans on wire racks for 20 minutes.
- Remove from pans; remove parchment paper.
- Cool completely.
- Wrap each cake in plastic wrap.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
- Serve at room temperature.
Very good but did not need to bake as long as recipe indicates. I'll make again possibly adding vanilla extract.
This was the one I was searching for. It is so good and very close to the one I had years ago. I certainlly recommend it and yes, its almost a fruit cake and is moist. I love it. I did leave out the coconut, because I don't like it, but its very good. Thank you,
Very good and I plan to make again. However, I will add a little cinnamon, cloves or or nutmeg to spice it up a little.