Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fresh Orange Pound Cake

First I want to thank everyone for your help and good wishes.  I thawed all of my pipes and everything is fine except for the constant slow flow of hot water coming out of the faucet in my bathtub.  I am about to try to fix it and I sure hope I am successful!  Meanwhile, I made this cake and it sure is good.    

You can use a bundt pan or two loaf pans for this recipe.

 Pour 3 cups of sugar into your mixer bowl.

 Add 1 C. unsalted butter and 1/2 C shortening.  Beat this until fluffy and add 5 L. eggs, 1 T. baking powder and 3/4 tsp. salt. Beat with the paddle attachment until blended.

 Add 6 T. orange juice and the zest of 1 orange.  Then beat in 1 C. milk alternating with 3 C. flour.

 Grease your pan and flour it.

 Pour the batter into the pan.

 Don't fill it too full or it will spill over as you can see.  As if my oven could get any dirtier!  Bake it at 350 degrees for about 60-90 minutes.  Test the middle with a toothpick.

Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes.  Turn it out from the pan and let it cool on a rack.

Mix some confectioners sugar with some orange juice to make a glaze and drizzle it over the cake while it is still warm.

20 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Sorry that I missed Your post yesterday, I went to bed early. But I'm glad to read that the pipes are fine!

That cake sure look good! I really need to buy some sugar so I can bake something yummy now when it is our turn to get the cold weather.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Suzanne said...

Oh that looks so good!

So glad your pipes are better.

Patty Woodland said...

That's a pretty bundt pan

Laurie said...

thats a beautiful cake!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Glad to hear that the pipes are on the mend. This cake looks quite delicious. Yum yum. Diane

Guillaume said...

I love pound cakes. Would love to try this variant.

Jim said...

Oh my! Oh my!

Kyddryn said...

Whew...I'm movin' in to your garden shed when you're not lookin'...so when baked goods start disappearing and there's a trail of crumbs out the back door...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Debby said...

Your pipes are probably doing a slow thaw when it comes to your bathtub.....I'm not a plumber but I think that's a good thing.
Wish I could taste that yummy cake.

Debby said...

Your pipes are probably doing a slow thaw when it comes to your bathtub.....I'm not a plumber but I think that's a good thing.
Wish I could taste that yummy cake.

TARYTERRE said...

Orange cake is my favorite. My mom used to make it for me for my birthday. Yours looks terrific.

Barb said...

What a beautiful cake!

Nellie said...

It looks good! The pan makes a beautiful cake!

luckybunny said...

Oh no! not frozen pipes! Reading backwards here and I'm glad there is some good news. Also the cake looks amazing and also... a little life changing possibly :)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Too good to eat! Well no, I would have two pieces.

Ellen in Oregon said...

So glad the pipes didn't burst. I felt so badly for you yesterday.
The cake looks delicious and will be the first thing I make this weekend. My bunt pan isn't nearly as regal looking as your beautiful bunt pan, but the cake will taste just as good.
By the way, Your ovens not dirty - its just collecting memories of all the delicious things you've cooked in there.
Good luck on the faucet fixin!

chickpea678 said...

I'm moving into the garden shed too.
:-).

sandra hagan said...

I love oranges, orange cookies, orange cake, and the scent of oranges and cloves.

Cake looks good enough to eat! ;-)

sandra hagan said...

I love oranges, orange cookies, orange cake, and the scent of oranges and cloves.

Cake looks good enough to eat! ;-)

Kay said...

You are such an incredible cook!!!