Sunday, July 31, 2011

Orange Pound Cake

I Love pound cakes and Orange pound cake was always on my mind, love the citrusy orange smell.

Ingredients :

225 gms unsalted butter - room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar - divided
5 large eggs, - room temperature
1/4 cup grated orange zest
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice - divided
3/4 cup buttermilk - room temperature
1 tsp vanilla

1 Preheat oven to 180°C.
2 Grease with butter 2 loaf pans. (I used a big round pan)
3 Cream butter and 2 cups of sugar in a bowl.

4 Mix in eggs, one at a time.. add zest.

5 In another bowl take Flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

6 In another bowl mix 1/4 cup orange juice, buttermilk and vanilla.

7 Add flour and buttermilk mixture alternately to the batter, mix well.

8 Divide into 2 pans.

9 Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.(It took a little longer (another 15 minutes more to bake as I put it in one big cake pan.

10 Cool for 10 minutes.

11 Make syrup while cake is baking.

12 Syrup consists of remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup orange juice.

13 Cooks these two together over low heat till the sugar is dissolved.

14 Spoon over the cake and then allow them to cool completely.

Enjoy yummy & delicious moist cake.

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