I loved learning how to make an orange slice cake recipe. Mom would never have believed that I make this recipe on a regular basis. When I was a kid, Mom would occasionally buy a few of these orange slice candies. They were one of Mom’s favorite candies and I never could understand why. I always remember them because she would let us know if they were not fresh. They had to be soft and fresh! It is funny how we remember these little things! I never dreamed I would be making cakes out of those same candy pieces and telling you how delicious they make the cakes.
The orange slice candy was made with the same ingredients as in the jelly gumdrops but shaped like orange slices. They are a pretty orange color and now I can say they have a great orange flavor. I do not know this to be a fact but I would say the Brach's Company was the first maker of this candy; anyway that is the brand that Mom used to buy. They are really perfect when learning how to make the orange slice cake recipes, cookies and even in some fudge like the white chocolate.
Since I learned how to make the orange slice cake recipe it has always been on my list of Christmas cake recipes and it is always a hit. Many family members and close friends have asked me to bake this cake for them to give as a Christmas gift. Not only do the pieces of orange candy make a great taste in the cake but by soaking the cake in the orange topping brings out the candy flavor and makes a very good orange flavor. This orange slice cake recipe is delicious!
The second recipe combines the orange with another great flavor; Swiss chocolate. This one is especially easy to make using a box cake mix and mixing the cake in the pan. By adding a chocolate pudding, a delicious chocolate flavor is achieved. It is then topped with chocolate chips giving a richer chocolate flavor and nuts for a crunch. What a combination!
Preheat oven to 250F degrees.
Grease and flour a tube pan.
Cream together the butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time.
Mix the soda in the buttermilk; add it to the butter and sugar mixture.
In another bowl combine the flour, dates, candy and pecans; toss to coat with the flour.
Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture; add
coconut and stir well to blend. NOTE: Batter is dry; I use my hands to mix it well.
Spoon batter into the prepared pan; bake 2 ½ to 3 Hours or until pick comes out clean. (Will be brown and sides will begin to leave sides of the pan) Remove from the oven and add topping.
Gradually add the orange juice to the sugar while stirring.
While cake is still hot, pour mixture slowly over cake letting it soak in.
Let cake set in pan overnight before removing from pan.
NOTE: If desired top with a little powdered sugar frosting for presentation; not necessary for taste.
The following orange slice cake recipe is quick and easy using a box of cake mix. The flavor of orange with the Swiss chocolate is absolutely delicious.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Pour oil into 9 X 13 inch baking pan; tilt pan until all the bottom is covered with oil.
Pour into cake pan the cake mix, eggs, water and pudding mix; add orange candy pieces and stir with a fork until blended.
Scrape sides and spread batter evenly in pan; sprinkle top with chocolate chips and nuts.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Serve directly from pan.Painless Cooking › Cakes › Orange Slice
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