Orange Pound Cake sounds boring doesn’t it? It’s not!!
This afternoon I was cleaning up in the kitchen and peered into our fruit bowl. In there I spotted two oranges that no longer looked overly appealing. They weren’t mouldy or anything, just no longer had that youthful glow. I decided something must be done. I must make a cake with these little suckers.
Of course I wanted a recipe that is quick and easy to make, yet tastes delicous. And of course that’s what you want too right? Thought so.
Well this is the recipe I made. I adapted it from a recipe I found on Pinterest for “Starbuck’s Lemon Pound Cake with Icing”.
I changed the recipe and substituted oranges. It took two manky oranges…just so you know.
This recipe is made in a loaf tin, but you could easily make it in a round or square tin, even cupcakes would be great.
Here it is:
- 1 1/2 cups Plain Flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar (I only use 1/2 cup)
- 2 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- ORANGE ICING
- Approx 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 Tbsp orange zest
- Preheat oven to 185°C.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
- Whisk together the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and orange juice in a medium bowl.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Add oil and mix to combine.
- Pour batter into a greased and lined loaf pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer stuck into the middle of the cake comes out clean. I needed foil over the cake for the last 20 min or so.
- When cool, ice cake with orange icing:
- Melt butter and combine with milk, zest and enough icing sugar to make into icing consistency.
I like this recipe because you don’t need to haul out the mixer. Just a couple of bowls and a spoon (and maybe a whisk) is all you need to whip up this yummy cake. The kids could make it!
Let me know if you like this one. It’s not a boring cake. It’s a yummy orange pound cake! The texture of this cake is nice and moist. I think you’ll like it as much as we do.
Make it. Ice it. Cut it. Eat it. Enjoy it.
Put it in the kid’s lunch boxes. Take to work to share around the office. Surprise a neighbour or a friend with this beautiful cake. They’ll think you are amazing…because you are!