Preparation / Directions:
Cream sugar and butter well. Beat in eggs 1 at a time with mixer until well blended. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Stir in orange peel, dates, and pecans. Pour into large buttered and floured tube pan or 3 medium loaf pans. Bake 325 for 1 1/2 hours or until done. Cake should pull away from side of the pan when done. Before removing cake and while hot, punch a lot of holes in cake. Spoon icing on cake.
1 C. Orange juice 2 C. Sugar 1/4 C. Grand Marnier 2 Tbs. Grated orange peel
Mix before making cake. Stir occasionally.