Saturday, December 04, 2010

Orange Scented Pound Cake

This is the perfect cake for breakfast, tea or even after dinner dessert. It is wonderfully moist, not too sweet with a nice aroma of orange. If you let the cake sit for a day or two it taste even better.


2 stick/226 gram softened unsalted butter
4 tbsp. milk
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
¼ tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
2 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 9 x 5” loaf pan or two small loaves pan with some butter.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside. Beat soft butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add in eggs one at a time until well incorporated into the butter. Add in the orange zest and vanilla.
3. Slowly fold in the flour and milk into the mixture. Mix well. Pour into the loaf pan and bake until skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool on pan for 10 minute before turning it into the cooling rack.
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.


j3ss kitch3n said...

looks really moist and yummy! i love pound cakes!

ann low said...

I still have a lot of oranges in my fridge, I am going to try this. Thanks!

WendyinKK said...

The crack is really nice and straight.
I love orange cakes, all orange cakes, yum yum!!!

cleffairy said...

Gosh, the cake look so yummy and simple recipe too.

Vernice Yeo said...

Yummy~ ^^
lOve ur Orange pOund cake!!
Thanks fOr sharing~

Your #1 Fan said...

Looks so delicious! Love the crack. Moist and rich looking too...mmmm....
Thanks for sharing.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I was contemplating whether to make orange chiffon this week. But looking at your orange pound cake made me think otherwise, heehee. :) Thanks for sharing this!

Jeannie said...

Looks sinfully good! I love the smell of orange cakes during baking!

Peggy said...

My mother's favorite cake is pound cake and I bet she would love this for her birthday!

ICook4Fun said...

j3ss, thank you.

Anncoo, you are welcome.

Wendy, I too like everything citrusy.

Cleffairy, thanks for stopping by.

Vernice, thank you and you are most welcome.

Jet, thanks.

Bee Bee, you are welcome.

Jeannie, me too :)

Peggy, Happy Birthday to your mom :)

Beachlover said...

your pound cake always look so simple and good!! I try to think what should I bake for Eliot on his BIG day in 2 days...kepala sakit now...something simple but need icing on it! oh!!I wish he like chiffon cake!haha!

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

your orange pound cake looks yummy! I love cakes without icing even more than cakes with icing lol. Would adding orange paste on top of the rind be too much you think?

hanushi said...

This looks wonderful for a great bake for gathering. I am going to bookmark this. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

pls advise for the cup measurements for flour, what is the actual weight in Gramms ?

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Anonymous said...

Hi there, i am a newlywed & m planning to bake an orange cake. So glad i found urs. Can u please advise if the milk u refering to is in a powder form or liquid. U can email me at

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, this isjust a simple pound cake that I made always :)

Jen, thank you. Me too. I like my cake plain too.

Hanusi, thank you.

Anon (1) Please refer here for the conversion.

Anon (2), it is just regular milk. If I use milk powder I will state it there.

Anonymous said...

I've made pound cakes using this recipe and each time it came out really well. I've also made cappucino flavoured pound cake using this recipe and substituted the milk with Bailey's Irish Cream and sprinkled some chopped walnut on top. It smelled and tasted wonderfull!. Thanks for your recipe.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, glad that you like it. Yes once you have the basic pound cake you can add any flavor to it. Irish Cream sounds good. Going to try that the next time since I still have some in the fridge :)

Anonymous said...

What kind of flour you using? Is is the plain one or self-raising flour? :D

ICook4Fun said...

All recipes that said flour in this blog means regular all purpose flour.