Orange Slice Cake Recipe: How To

Last Updated on December 28, 2023

Today, we’re going to be looking at an orange slice cake recipe and how to make the moistest orange cake. If you’re old-fashioned when it comes to desserts, orange slice cake will likely be one of your favorites. With the addition of orange slice candies and dates, it makes this popular cake even more delicious. But how do you go about making it? Let’s take a closer look.

What Is Orange Slice Cake?

Orange slice cake is as it sounds. It’s a cake, that’s made predominantly from slices of orange candies. There’s no need to make a frosting for this cake – it’s sweet, moist, and absolutely delicious exactly as it is. The orange slice cake we’re looking at today also has dates and pecans (you can replace them with any nuts of your choosing, for example, walnuts), which helps to make it even tastier.

Nutritional Information

You may be wondering what the nutritional value is of orange slice cake. Each serving of orange slice cake contains the following:

  • Calories: 595
  • Fat: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Sodium: 223mg
  • Carbs: 92mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 64g
  • Protein: 7g

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Orange Slice Cake Ingredients

The ingredients for an orange slice cake will vary depending on which recipe you follow. The recipe we’re using today uses the following ingredients:

  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • baking soda
  • all-purpose flour
  • buttermilk
  • dates
  • orange slice candies
  • pecans
  • flaked coconut
  • orange juice
  • confectioners’ sugar

Orange Slice Cake Recipe

Now let’s move on to why you’re here – how to make an orange slice cake. The Old Fashioned Orange Slice Cake recipe we’re going to be looking at today is inspired by The Spruce Eats.


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 cup of butter (room temp)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs (preferably large)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk (ensure to shake well)
  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1lb of chopped dates
  • 1lb of chopped orange slice candies
  • 2 cups of chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 cups of flaked coconut
  • 1 cup of orange juice (preferably fresh)
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients above. Ensure you preheat your oven to 250F before you begin making the cake. You’ll also need to grease and flour a tube cake pan (preferably 10 inches in size).

Step 2: Make the batter

In a bowl, add your sugar and butter. Cream the two together until your mixture reaches a fluffy consistency. Now add your eggs individually. Do not add the next egg until the previous egg has been completely combined. In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well before adding to your butter mixture.

Step 3: Flour nuts & fruit

In a separate bowl, add the flour, pecans, dates, and orange slice candies. Mix well and gently toss to ensure that each piece is completely coated in flour. Add this mixture to your previous mixture, along with the flaked coconut. Stir well. You may find using your hands easier at this point, as the mixture will now be extremely thick.

Step 4: Bake

Place the batter into your prepared baking pan and ensure it’s evenly spread. Place in the center of your oven for around two and a half hours.

Step 5: Prepare the glaze

Add the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice to a bowl. Stir well until completely blended. Do not leave the cake to cool once out of the oven. Pour the mixture all over the cake until completely covered. You can make tiny holes with a toothpick or skewer and pour the mixture inside the cake to add more flavor. Leave overnight.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Once ready to eat, invert the cake onto a plate and slice. Your cake is now ready to enjoy!

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I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with an orange slice cake recipe. While it does need to be left overnight for best results, it barely takes any time to prepare – and you can make the cake in advance so you’re not too busy on the day of serving! Feel free to decorate the cake with different varieties of nuts or even additional pieces of candied sliced oranges.

Do you know of any tips and tricks when it comes to making orange slice cake? Or do you have your own recipe you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!


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