3 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. candy orange slices, chopped
1 lb. pitted dates, chopped
2 c. walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 (3 1/4 oz.) can or 1 c. coconut
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. soda
1/2 c. buttermilk

Mix together flour and salt. Combine candy orange slices, pitted dates, walnuts or pecans and coconut. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix well. Cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups of sugar. Add 4 eggs, one at a time. Combine 1 teaspoon soda and 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Add milk and flour mixture alternately and blend after each addition. Add candy mixture and mix well. Bake at 300 degrees for one hour and 45 minutes in a large angel food cake pan that has been well greased. It may take longer to bake. Test with a toothpick. As soon as cake is removed from oven, pour the following mixture over the top. Combine 1 cup orange juice and 2 cups powdered sugar. Cool. Store in refrigerator overnight before removing from pan. This is a large cake. It is not difficult to make. Once you have the orange slices cut up you have it under control! I have had more requests for this recipe than any other.