Orange Slice Gumdrop Cake

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)!

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1hr 55mins
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ingredients

directions

  • 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.
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  1. revelation3.20
    Very good but did not need to bake as long as recipe indicates. I'll make again possibly adding vanilla extract.
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  2. goodsmurfy
    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,
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  3. Mrs. Sweets
    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.
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  4. Breez
    I started fixing this recipe over thirty years ago. The recipe I have also includes halved red and green glaced cherries. This makes the cake much prettier without the addition of citron. I bake it in a 9 x 13 pan. For gift giving, I cut the cake into 6 bars that are 9 inches long and about 2 inches wide. I wrap each bar in plastic and then wrap again in foil. These fruitcake bars can be made 5 or 6 weeks before they are needed and then stored in the freezer. I hope my ideas will help you. I am so happy to see that someone else enjoys this fruitcake. Thanks Brittany.
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  5. chef 29271
    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)!
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