OJ POUND LOAF

Orange Pound Cake:
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup grated orange zest (6 oranges) ( I used 3 really large ones)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
3/4 cup buttermilk at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract, not in the original recipe. I added to boost the orangey flavor

10X sugar for glaze.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and 2 cups of the granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. With the mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, and the orange zest.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the orange juice, the buttermilk, orange extract and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.

To glaze I just mixed 1 cup confectioners sugar and a few Tablespoons of OJ til it blended together. I also added about 1/2 tsp orange extract, then I drizzled over the loaves.

One Comment Add yours

  1. sandy says:

    Yummy! Nice to have you back in the kitchen with your camera.

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