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1 1/2 cups butter or margerine
3 cups granualted sugar
2 cups buttermilk
3 Tbsp. grated orange rind
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 8-oz packages chopped dates
2 2/3 cups pecans, chopped
6 cups flour
6 eggs, separated

Cream butter and sugar well. Beat egg yolks until lemon colored
and add to creamed mixture. Add buttermilk and grated orange peel
and mix well. Flour dates and pecans with 1 cup of the flour.
Mix remaining flour with other dry ingredients and add to creamed
mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold gently into batter.
Pour into greased and floured bundt pan and bake at 400 degrees
for one hour and fifteen minutes (or until toothpick inserted in
middle of cake comes out clean). Remove from oven, invert on plate
and glaze while hot with a mixture of 3 cups granualted sugar, 0.75
cups orange juice and 3 Tbsp grated orange peel. This will form
a sugar "crust" on the cake.

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