Orange Slice Cake

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar, heaping
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
3-1/2 cups flour
One 16-ounce package orange slices
One 8-ounce package dates, chopped
1 can coconut
1-1/2 cups candied cherries
1-1/2 cups pecans
1 can orangeade
Special utensils:
Bundt pan

Preheat oven to 250F. Beat butter, sugar, and eggs. Add buttermilk and flour. Blend well. Fold in orange slices, chopped dates, coconut, candied cherries and pecans. Pour into bundt pan and bake at 250F for 1 hour and 50 minutes. While cake is hot, pour orangeade slowly over cake.

Serves 12.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana