Good Bye Orange Month

Wow!  How did January 31 get here so fast?  I’ve had so much fun with “orange” month.  I hate to see it go, but am looking forward to moving on to another foodie adventure.  I hope you’ll stick with me and come along.

For my last “orange” post I am going to share a recipe that was one of the first I jotted down to make, but turns out it was the last.  Once I got that “orange” idea in my head it seemed everywhere I looked there were recipes for something using orange juice, zest, or oranges themselves.  I was pretty happy about that.

Orange Pound Cake will be the final post of this juicy month.  This pound cake is easy to make and not too heavy, as pound cakes sometimes are. It’s a moist cake and the orange flavor permeates throughout.  You’ll want to get a spoon for the orange glaze and have a taste or two.  Unfortunately, the loaf pan I used was larger than called for so my cake was a little flat but delicious none the less.  It’s a delightful dessert, a tasty breakfast treat or a mouth-watering midnight snack.


Orange Pound Cake

Be sure to glaze this cake while it’s still warm so that the syrup is easily absorbed.

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

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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18 Responses to Good Bye Orange Month

  1. bishop9396 says:

    I found this recipe over on Claire’s posting this morning and I have it baked, glazed it and it is ready to share at this evening’s Super Bowl party…… looking forward to following you in the future.

    • Hello Bishop – welcome! How did the orange pound cake turn out? We cheated and just had Blue Bell for dessert. I popped over to your blog for a sec and notice you’ve lived in Midland, where my husband grew up and now are in Houston, I grew up in Orange. Don’t you just love Houston weather? Just kidding – happy to have you visit my blog.

  2. Good morning! I just found your blog via promenadeplantings and wanted to say how much I am enjoying it. I love your orange theme and look forward to trying out a few of your yummy recipes!

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  4. Hi Linda, well I made it. To cheers and applause all round. I’ve written up a post about it so I’ll put that up. Simply yumlicious and if you don’t have a very sweet tooth it’s perfect, as the sugar content isn’t very high. Did I mention how delicious it was 🙂

  5. ceciliag says:

    Oh yes, Orange pound cake sounds divine! I love pound cake in general too as i have PILES of eggs! Must make this soon! Thank you and lovely to have found you through Claire! c

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  7. Christina says:

    Mmmm…this orange pound cake looks incredible! 😀

  8. Charles says:

    I love the look of the glaze – so shiny and glossy! You just can’t beat a good pound cake 🙂

  9. This looks perfect. I have the right sized loaf tin for this here in France, so I’m book marking the page for later. Thank you 🙂

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