Orange Pound Cake

Orange POund Cake...a soft and fluffy pound cake that is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

This Orange Pound Cake is so soft and fluffy and it’s  flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

Today we’re going to talk about Orange Pound Cake.

Now, before you yawn and act all bored, just give me one quick sec, kay?

Pound Cake is ALWAYS a solid choice. I mean, except when there is a Salty Caramel Cupcake next to it. But usually it’s always a solid choice.

Usually always.

Well, unless it’s dry and corn bready. Then it’s not solid. At all. But again, usually always.

And today we’re talking about a spruced up, but totally legit pound cake. Not boring at ALL.

My family has been eating oranges the past few weeks like they will never see oranges again for all their days. It’s crazy and weird and I’m thinking there might have been a Vitamin C deficiency happening around here.

Anyhow, I stole a few of those pretty little citrus fruits and decided to unhealth-ify the pants off of them. And I did.

Orange Pound Cake…

Orange POund Cake...a soft and fluffy pound cake that is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

I am telling you, this Pound Cake is super soft and fluffy…but perfectly pound cakey. And the addition of orange zest and juice makes it bright and sunny. You’ll crave this for days!

The batter is super simple and bakes like a dream…

Orange POund Cake...a soft and fluffy pound cake that is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

And when it’s done you make a simple glaze to go on top…

The glaze is also super simple with just powdered sugar, orange zest and fresh orange juice.

Orange POund Cake...a soft and fluffy pound cake that is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

I mean…

Orange POund Cake...a soft and fluffy pound cake that is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

And when you slice it you will die at it’s gorgeousness..

Orange POund Cake...a soft and fluffy pound cake that is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. SO good!!

The texture is perfect, the flavor is everything and you’ll thank me for years to come.

xo

4.6 from 8 reviews
Orange Pound Cake
 
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Serves: serves 8
Ingredients
Cake
  • ¾ cup Challenge Butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Orange Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2-3 Tbsp Orange Juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with a long strip of parchment paper so the edges hang over, making it easy to remove the cake from the pan. Spray again lightly.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in eggs, vanilla and zest and mix until combined, scraping sides as necessary.
  4. Stir in flour until incorporated and finally the orange juice, mixing until smooth.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until center is set.
  6. If you notice the edges are browning too fast, tent the pan with foil and continue baking.
  7. Allow cake to cool in pan for 15 minutes and then remove from pan before glazing.
Glaze
  1. Whisk all glaze ingredients together. Add more or less orange juice to achieve consistency you prefer.
  2. Pour over cooled cake.

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Jessica DeMay
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Oh, I am totally making this soon!! Yum!

sadaf
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U r not adding banking powder or baking soda??

azizah hassan
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Great baked…make the family happy eating..yummy yummy..

Amina
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No baking powder????

cookbook queen
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This is absolute perfection. THAT GLAZE!!!!

zara
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u didn’t used baking powder??????

Rachel
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So when you say “spread” into pan are you implying your batter was thick? Mjne wasn’t thin but was easily pourable. It’s in the oven now, wondering if it will turn out.

Valerie
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This looks so good. I love citrus desserts!

Rachel
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Made it. Ate it. Amazing. From a “get that fruit away from my dessert” girl.

Jenny Flake
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Ok. I need this today. Gorgeous and YUM!

Daphne
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I can’t wait to try this, you are a dessert GODDESS!!!

lorene holbrook
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This looks so yummy. Do you think k I could sub lemon zest and lemon juice for the orange? I have lots of lemons

Alice
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That is one gorgeous glaze…Thank you for making our little part of the world so TASTY!

Joy @ Yesterfood
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Oh, Shelly, I just saw this in my email, and what a day brightener! LOVE citrus, and LOVE pound cake, so I am a happy girl! Pinned!

Dana
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Looks lovely. I just want to run my finger through that glaze that drips through and accumulates under the rack!

cori pullin
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Mmm, gonna make this like now! Did you use unsalted butter or margarine?

Kathryn Mader
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Wow, I’m super impressed with the looks of this cake…I will try lemon since that’s what I have. Thanks, Shelly!

Arlene Gregory
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Did you use self-rising or all purpose flour ?

Alisha
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I agree this orange version looks great, but since I have a bowl-full of Meyer Lemons on my counter, I think I’m going to have to modify! :o) Mmmm.

Diane
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This looks absolutely scrumptious! Do you think chopped fresh/frozen cranberries would be a good addition to it as they are paired beautifully together?

Amanda
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This pound cake looks amazing!

Dana M.
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Absolutely delicious, I made it today while my husband was at work…he loved it! Thank you!

Sharon
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I have lots of lemons I need to use up. Going to double the recipe and make two lemon pound cakes. I’ll let you know how they turn out! I hope as good as your orange pound cake looks.

Aneesa
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Thank u loads fr this lovely recipe , my family loved it .

aishwarya
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Hi, without adding neither baking powder or baking soda..how did this cake rise? Wouldn’t it be like a solid lump then?

Jen
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can this be made using gluten free flour instead?

Suzana Razmoski
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This cake looks really good. Must give it a try. What type of vanilla is it. Is it vanilla sugar that you used?

Dee
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Shelly…Made this Wednesday. It is sooo good! Shared with my Son and family, now I’ve got to make another one!. This recipe is a keepr! (I used more orange zest.) Thanks…Dee

jayne
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Hi,

What type of flour do you use, in the UK we either use plain or self raising flour?

Can’t wait to try it.

Jennifer I.
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This is in the oven right now. I can’t wait. I might not even put the glaze on it. I bet it’s really good without but I’m sure the glaze takes it over the top!

Karyn
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love your recipes pls keep them coming, I made double batch of this orange pound cake today and my kids and partner already ate one loaf. Amazing taste and texture.

Michelle
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Should the butter be cold or softened?

Ana
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Hi! I made this just now & I had to throw it – I followed the recipe & instructions one by one but the pound cake is so wet & uncooked in the middle & brown/burned at the top. What did I do wrong? Please help. I’ve been making moist pound cake & blueberry pound cake without any issues & then this. Is iit because there’s no baking powder? Please advise & thank you.

diane
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I thought it was just me! I followed it to the letter, and I too had to throw the whole thing out. The center was still wet at 60 mins and the sides very dark brown. The only thing I can imagine was either the zest was to wet or the eggs were too large, but it still shouldn’t have come out this way, and I’m a seasoned baker, so I don’t know what happened, but odd that someone else ran into the same exact problem. Might give it another
shot.

diane
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And yes, I tented it when it started getting too brown. Could have also been the loaf pan who knows!!

Solange Serrao
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Delicious recipe my family & I love it, thank you for sharing the recipe, fabulous!!

Sharon
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I made this pound cake but used lemons instead. Holy smokes!! The best! The sides and bottom got very dark so I just sliced them off. I poured on the glaze and it is the best pound cake I have ever made. I still have about 7 lemons left and I’m going to add blueberries to it. I’ll try tenting the next one with the foil like you mentioned and hopefully it’ll help, Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!! I just love your website!!!

Larissa Smith
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I have this in the oven right now, unfortunately for me, I’m at an extra 20 minutes so far. My oven seems to hate me tonight. But it smells amazing, and my little girl is dying to dig in. We are going glaze-less this go round, I love pound cake alone, but if it feels like it is missing I’ll whip it up quickly 🙂 This was a great, easy recipe to make, even at the last minute

Renee @ Awesome on $20
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Oh my gosh, I love pound cake, especially with citrus. It’s just so buttery wonderful.

Medeja
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I can imagine it was just melting in the mouth! 🙂

Trisa Rathbone
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I baked this tonight but it bubbled over in the oven rather than cook. It had 30 more minutes to go. I was unable to have fresh orange juice so I checked with my mom and she said store bought orange juice would work just the same. I’m not sure what I done wrong but that batter taste was amazing!! Please help!! Thanks

Trisa Rathbone
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I used self rising flour. I am guessing that’s my problem. 🙁

Becastar
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Just amazing made it with my toddler for my husband’s Birthday. We used sunflower margarine as we have a dairy allergy in the family and it still was delicious ????. Thanks x

jsimone87
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No baking powder, no baking soda!! I said “she must have left something out”. Searched websites for similar and all added the baking powder or soda and buttermilk (which I didn’t have). Went ahead and made your cake…. it was sooooo good. It’s a keeper. I just read your recipe for Snickerdoodle Apple Bread – It’s going to happen this weekend. Yum.

Meraj shaikh
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I am very thankful for your recipe.love you please tell me the name of my brand. You have suggest my brand name .I have worked with Cake Decorating and baking. Please I will be waiting

carla
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What is challenge butter never heard of it before

Julie
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I have made this a couple of times times already, everyone loves it! I do, however, have the issue of the middle not baking. I have lengthened the baking time and foiled the pan. I’m not sure what the problem is. I usually just take out the not-so-cooked parts and glaze the rest. It’s divine!

Rachel
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Hi! This sounds great. I’d love to make it. Can I substitute Crisco Shortening for the butter if I don’t have any?

Denise.a.hartman
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Excited to try!Challenge butter?

Rhonda
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Since I love chocolate and orange together I will put shaved chocolate over the glaze!

Jacquie Ethier
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I just went and pick fresh oranges off my friend tree so l can’t wait to make this orange pound cake mmm it sure look good

Jane Rogers
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Do you think this would taste good with grapefruit instead of orange?

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