Happy Holidays Everyone we are getting closer to that date. Between working on holiday decorating and baking I am still doing dolls. A Face Book friend told me it's never too late to make Christmas dolls and so I took her advice to continue to keep making them. This doll is waiting for hair and her dolly, I am almost done. I thought I share her with you without hair. I somehow like how she looks without the hair with her worn face and body. Will take pictures of her later with her dolly.
FOR THE CAKE:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) box dried dates, chopped
1 pound orange slice candies, chopped
2 cups pecans, chopped
1/2 cup flour for dredging
2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
FOR THE GLAZE:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup orange juice
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan.
For the cake: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add flour to butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. In another bowl, toss dates, nuts and chopped orange slices in 1/2 cup flour until coated. Stir in coconut until well-combined. Add to batter and mix until well combined.
Bake in a prepared pan for about 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
For the glaze: Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Remove cake from pan and cool cake completely. Drizzle glaze over cake. Or, when cake comes out of the oven, use a toothpick to poke holes and pour glaze on cake. Let cake stand in tube pan overnight before inverting.
Have Wonderful Day All
Peace and Blessings
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