Expect a delightful treat in every slice of this simple Orange Pound Cake! Excellent for a snack or light dessert — and it’s so quick to make!
Nowadays, you can find good oranges all year-round, so there is no need for you to wait to make this delicious pound cake.
The best part? This cake is great for dessert and snacks but also light enough to enjoy for breakfast. So, any time, any day — a sure win!
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Butter – use unsalted, and make sure it’s softened.
- Eggs – for best results, they have to be at room temperature, not straight out of the refrigerator, if that’s where you keep them.
- Flour – all-purpose flour works excellently with this recipe.
- Oranges – you will be using both the zest and the juice of both oranges.
Start by preheating your oven to 180°C (375 ° F) and preparing your loaf pan by greasing and dusting with flour.
Next, sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix all together (photo 1).
In a small bowl, rub the orange zest with two tablespoons of sugar. Set aside (photo 2).
Mix softened butter with remaining sugar until creamy, then add the eggs one at a time, then mix (photo 3).
Add a third of the dry ingredients, a third of the milk, and then a third of the orange juice. Repeat until you have added all of them (photo 4).
Once you have a smooth cake mixture, add the zest with sugar and fold to combine (photo 5).
Pour the cake mixture into a greased and floured loaf tin (photo 6).
Place in the lower part of the oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top gets darker.
- Make sure to use eggs at room temperature.
- In case you will be using packaged orange juice, make sure to adjust the amount of sugar in this recipe, depending on how sweet the orange juice is.
- Do not skip the rubbing of sugar with the orange zest; it increases the aroma and flavor of the zest.
- Place the loaf pan in the lower part of your oven, and if you think it’s getting too dark on top, do not hesitate to cover it with an aluminum foil.
- CAN I FREEZE IT?
Just make sure you wrap it in an aluminum foil first, then place it in a tightly closed freezer bag. That should be good for about 5 months.
- HOW LONG CAN I KEEP IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR?
No more than a week.
But cover it with a foil or a wrap, or it will easily dry up.
- CAN I LEAVE IT OUT OVERNIGHT?
It’s ok to keep it at room temperature for 1 to 2 days — but again, cover it with aluminum foil to keep it from drying.
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Easy Orange Pound Cake
Preparing the equipment:
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
- Grease a 30-cm loaf pan and lightly dust with flour.
Preparing the cake batter:
- Using a medium bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together; flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix.
- In a small bowl, rub the grated orange zest with about 2 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine the remaining sugar with butter. Mix until it becomes creamy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, and mix.
- Alternate between adding 1/3 of the dry ingredients, followed by 1/3 of the milk, and then 1/3 of the orange juice. Repeat until you have a smooth cake mixture.
- Using a spatula or a wooden spoon, add and gently fold the orange zest with the sugar.
- Pour the cake mixture into your greased and floured loaf pan.
Baking your orange juice cake:
- Place loaf pan in the lower part of the oven, for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top gets darker in color.
- Take the pan out of the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes.
- Take the cooled cake out of the pan and slice. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
- When using store-bought orange juice, adjust the amount of sugar, depending on the orange juice’s sweetness.
- Use room temperature eggs.
- Make sure you rub the orange zest with sugar to intensify the orange flavor and aroma.
- Do not hesitate to cover the top with aluminum foil if you feel that the orange pound cake is getting too dark, too quickly.