Orange Pound Cake

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

Orange Pound Cake is so soft, fluffy, and flavored with fresh orange juice and zest – SO good!! This pound cake recipe is great for practically any occasion, and the homemade orange glaze is to die for!

Orange Pound Cake Recipe With Orange Zest Glaze

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!

Tips on Making the Best Pound Cake:

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

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Orange Pound Cake

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Yield Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Orange Pound Cake is so soft, fluffy, and flavored with fresh orange juice and zest – SO good!! This pound cake recipe is great for practically any occasion, and the homemade orange glaze is to die for!


Ingredients:

Cake

  • 3/4 cup Challenge Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 23 Tbsp Orange Juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Spray a 9×5 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Seng
February 23, 2021 10:50 pm

I hesitated a couple weeks before deciding to make this recipe because I made an orange cake from another recipe that turned out awful… greasy and dry. Glad I finally made this one because it’s my new go to orange pound cake recipe!! Super easy, quick, moist, and magically fluffy and light… but definitely characteristics of a pound cake. I almost wanted to add baking powder as well but refrained from it and it turned out just as pictured. I did cover it the last 10-15 minutes and I think that kept the edges from getting browner/crispy. I used vanilla… Read more »

Jennifer
October 3, 2020 1:59 pm

I was, like others, worried that there was no baking soda or powder, but the cake was moist. I added triple the zest, used unsalted butter (and added a pinch of salt) but everything else as indicated. Dinner guests asked for seconds and some ate it for breakfast the next morning. A winner and so easy to make.

Jane
August 15, 2020 2:39 pm

Your right! I will be thanking you forever on this cake. Looked exactly like your pictures and the cake was like eating an orange cloud! ( if clouds were edible)☺️
This recipe has lots of potential to be lime or Lemmon or, or! All I know is I can’t wait to make these for Christmas gifts and listen to the praise. The only thing I did different was use Swans cake flour because I was out of regular flour.

Jasmine Hampton
July 19, 2020 5:28 pm

I just finished making this cake and omg! It’s amazing!! Me and my mom have been looking for a good cake recipe for so long now and we have definitely found it! My family absolutely LOVED it! This is a must try cake!

Nancy Encinosa
June 8, 2020 10:39 am

loved this recipe, but i noticed no baking powder or soda. I did add a Tablespoon of baking powder. It was excellent!

accounting@bkinformation.com
June 4, 2020 10:07 am

Hi Shelly –
Love all your recipes!! On this I bet you could substitute a different fruit and it would still come out great? Any suggestions?

Maritza Rivera
April 27, 2020 8:28 pm

Can’t wait to try this looks delicious

Kinda
December 26, 2018 3:06 pm

I made this on Christmas and it tasted amazing! I had to foil it as suggested but the middle cooked just fine. My glaze didn’t come out so well for some reason, so I added some vanilla and melted butter (which for some reason made the orange flavor pop out more!)

Laura
May 12, 2018 2:52 am

I’m going to make this for Mother’s Day and give it a twist by adding a layer of vanilla ice cream and a layer of orange sherbet with mini chocolate chips to make a creamsicle ice cream cake. Then frost with whipped cream frosting.

Mary
January 12, 2018 3:11 pm

I added craisins…delicious!

Sebastian
June 14, 2017 9:16 am

I made this yesterday, amazing! Like Orange Julius in cake form.

Tara
February 9, 2017 7:27 pm

OK folks , just pulled this out of the oven and it’s wonderful. I had my doubts about the baking powder and soda missing. To avoid the burning, bake on convection at 325° for exactly 60 minutes. No boil needed! Brown and caramelized on the outside, moist on the inside. I did add twice as much Orange zest.

Jennifer
December 18, 2016 11:08 pm

I made this tonight and it tastes great! I made it in an 8×4 pan and it took me a bit longesuggestion and my ends got a little too hard. Any suggestions for next time?

Mina
December 10, 2016 11:21 pm

This looks yummy. I plan to make it as a gift that will be mailed so I bought tin foil pans with lids as I find they’re better for shipping. However, they are 8×3, not 9×5. Question: how full is your pan?

Jane Rogers
November 30, 2016 12:13 pm

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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