Orange Pound Cake

Orange Pound Cake


Orange Pound Cake

For Cake:

3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 cups sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 eggs

1 cup whole milk

3 3/4 cups cake flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

For Glaze:

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 9 inch springform pan.

2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.

3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking powder, and salt.

5. Add 1/3 of flour mixture to wet ingredients. Beat to combine. Add 1/2 of milk and beat to combine. Add remaining flour in two additions, alternating with last of milk. Beat in orange zest.