The perfect combination of sweet and tart, this Orange Dreamsicle Pound cake is truly worthy of a special occasion. Served with fresh orange slices for garnish, or topped with a serving of fresh spring berries, this is a cake recipe you will want to make again and again!
Orange Dreamsicle Pound Cake
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour, 10 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 40 minutes|
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 Large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 teaspoons orange zest (divided)
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest (divided)
- 1/4 cup fresh orange or lemon juice
- 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
- 4 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
|Preheat oven to 325°. Cream butter and shortening together at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.|
|Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in 2 teaspoons orange zest, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and 1/4 cup fresh orange or lemon juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) Bundt pan.|
|Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely.|
|For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons orange juice, vanilla, and remaining 2 teaspoons orange zest and 1 teaspoon lemon zest until smooth. If necessary, add more orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until the glaze is a pouring consistency. Spoon over cake. Garnish with orange slices and powdered sugar, if desired.|
This recipe is part of a festive spring hop taking place all week long with some very talented bloggers!
Be sure to visit Liz of Hoosier Homemade today who is also sharing a fantastic spring idea, and then venture over to explore all of the other marvelous ideas that have been shared so far this week…
- Marshmallow Peep Martinis at Mom Advice
- Chalkboard Crosses at The Pennington Point
- Egg Boats at Whipperberry
- Cadbury Creme Egg Stuffed Cookies at Buns in My Oven
The fun will last all week long, and will culminate with a spring link-up this Friday where you can share YOUR best spring ideas! I hope to see you all back here bright and early at 8 AM Central!
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