Mix 1 cup of the flour and salt, and cut candy and dates into it. Add nuts and coconut and mix. Cream margarine and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well. Add buttermilk mixture and remaining flour alternately. Combine with candy mixture. Grease and flour Bundt pan or two loaf pans. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 1/2 -1 3/4 hours. Place pan of water until oven rack to keep cake moist.
For frosting, mix together orange juice and powdered sugar. With a fork, prick holes in cake as it comes out from the oven, then pour orange juice mixture over cake. Leave in pan overnight. Unmold and drizzle with powdered sugar icing, if desired.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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