Saturday, April 16, 2011

ORANGE POUND CAKE


ORANGE POUND CAKE
Be sure to glaze this cake while it's still warm so that the syrup is easily absorbed.

FOR THE CAKE:
15 tbsp. softened unsalted butter
3 tbsp. milk
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. grated orange zest

FOR THE GLAZE:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 6-cup loaf pan with 2 tbsp. of the butter; set aside. Put milk, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl and beat until well combined; set aside.

2. Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder into the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a whisk. Add zest, beating on medium speed, then add remaining 13 tbsp. of butter, 1 tbsp. at a time, waiting until each is completely incorporated before adding more.

3. Slowly add milk-egg mixture, beating constantly, until batter is just mixed together. Pour into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. (Lightly cover cake with a piece of buttered foil during baking if it begins to get too brown.) Allow cake to cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then unmold. Using a skewer, poke holes all over top of cake.

4. For the glaze: Combine sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Reduce glaze by half. Brush some of the warm glaze over top of cake, reapplying glaze until cake is saturated.


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7 comments :

eclecticrevisited said...

another amazingly great recipe..if it has orange in it, chances are I'm going to like it... :)
have a great weekend..
maureen

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

This looks a-ma-zing! Love pound cake....unfortunately! Looks like a great recipe to go into my file. Thanks for sharing it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

yummo!!! orange pound cake and someone else posted lemon cake the other day!!! you guys are killing me!! hehehe

Have a great weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Rhônya Holman said...

This pound cake looks delicious, thanks for the recipe I will try to make it.
Sunshine and smiles to you. =(^.^)=

Have a great weekend.

The enchanted home said...

Probably not a great idea that I drooling over my keyboard looking at this...because I am on a diet however pound cake is my oldest sons favorite dessert and he is coming home tonight and it would be really nice of me to make something homemade, I mean what kind of Mom would I be if I didnt' and it would be really rude of me to not try at least a little while everyone else is eating, rigth? Lol...sounds really really good!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

This looks right up my alley! Yum!!!

Lisa said...

This looks so dense and has a beautiful crumb. It must have been so good to the very last bite. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your pound cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-13.html

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