Orange Glazed Buttermilk Pound Cake

This is another cake I made for my house guests last week.  It turned out to be their favorite one.                                            

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Cream butter and sugar, using mixer, until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla and mix again.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda. Alternating, add flour mixture and buttermilk, until all blended.
  4. Spoon into a well greased bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 60-70 minutes, testing for doneness using a toothpick.
  5. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
 I buttered the bundt pan but didn't flour it.

 As you can see, the top layer of the cake stayed in the pan.  So, I would suggest flouring the pan too.

For the glaze, mix 1 cup of confectioners sugar with several tablespoons of fresh orange juice and the zest of 1 orange.
This is dense and very moist.


greekwitch said…
I didn't think mishaps like this could happen to you...ever! You are human(-ish) after all!
Thank you for your very sweet words!
Have a blessed day!
Craig said…
I have such trouble with bundt cakes as the top of the cake always seems to stay behind even when I flour and butter it well.
But I'll save this as it sounds delicious and the glaze sounds really super too. Thanks
Anonymous said…
Looks delicious!

I must stay away from things like that for a while now, I've gained a bit too much weight this summer :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Guillaume said…
I love a good pound cake. With lots of tea.
chickpea678 said…
Good grief! How do your guests eat so much cake?! Lucky guests. :)
What lucky house guests!

This is one of my favorite desserts, it brings back warm memories; my nana use to make it! The only difference is she used orange extract and and a little grated orange rind in the cake and on the glaze - it was fabulous!
Barb said…
YUM! As I said before, I want to be your house guest!
Kay said…
Ohhhh yummilicious! That looks absolutely wonderful.
Good morning, Joyce! Your house guests must be in their glory! I am thinking everything is going beautifully??? :) This cake sounds so easy and "dense and moist" is my favorite type of cake. I must make this one...soon! By the way..(and you are the first I'm telling..I became a great grandmother for the EIGHTH time at 6 this morning!
A boy..7lbs 15 oz. Black hair and squalling!! I am on my way to see him shortly. Ethan Daniel Duffy! Sending you a hug!