Monday, June 23, 2014

Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake

Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake
Dense, moist and delicious Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake
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This is an Ina Garten recipe and it makes 2 loaves of the best orange buttermilk pound cake you'll ever eat! The orange flavor is absolutely perfect! It's in the cake by adding a  1/3 cup of orange zest and 1/4 cup of orange juice to the batter.  It's also topped after it's baked and still warm with an orange glaze.  It's melt in your mouth goodness that you can make and freeze for when you want or need an easy delicious summer treat.  That's what I'm talking about!  Adorn a slice of pound cake with whipped cream or ice cream, dice it and use it for a trifle for dessert, it's all at your finger tips when you bake and freeze this delicious cake,( if there's any left after you've tasted it).  One of the things I started doing a while back is zesting my oranges before I eat them. I put the zest in a freezer bag and keep it frozen until I need it.  I add it to the syrup of the granola recipe I make while it's cooking and to cake or cookie batters.  My frozen orange zest came in very handy when I made this cake.  I didn't have 8 inch loaf pans so my pound cakes were made in 9 inch loaf pans, they were perfectly baked with the baking time given in the recipe.
I'm sure you'll think of many more ways to use this incredible Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake this summer.  Enjoy!

Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake
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Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake
Ina garten

Ingredients :
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup grated orange zest (6 oranges)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, divided
3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

To glaze one loaf (optional):
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pans or two 9 inch loaf pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper.

1. Cream the butter and 2 cups of the granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. With the mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs, one at a time, and the orange zest.

2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the orange juice, the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.

3. While the cakes bake, cook the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with the remaining 1/2 cup orange juice in a small saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. When the cakes are done, let them cool for 10 minutes. Take them out of the pans and place them on a baking rack set over a tray. Spoon the orange syrup over the cakes and allow the cakes to cool completely.

4. To glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and orange juice in a bowl, mixing with a wire whisk until smooth. Add a few more drops of juice, if necessary, to make it pour easily. Pour over the top of one cake and allow the glaze to dry. Wrap well, and store in the refrigerator or freeze for later use.


Unknown said...

This looks so good. I love looking at all the beautiful desserts you make. Pinning this to try when I have some fresh oranges.

Charlotte Moore said...

I love orange. I like cakes with buttermilk too.

Meal Plannin Maven said...

What a stunning cake Mary! So perfect for all our summertime entertaining! Thank you another wonderful recipe!

Winelady Cooks said...

A delicious recipe for pound cake. I need a new cake recipe, I'll definitely give this a try. Pinned and shared.

Joanne/WineLady Cooks

Maria said...

Wow! this looks and sounds so good! But do you really use 1/3 c. zest? That sounds like way too much....

Bunny said...

Good morning Maria! I know it sounds like alot of zest but it's not! I thought that to until I made it. It gives this an orange flavor that's just right. It's split between 2 pound cakes. Trust me on this , it was a delicious orange flavor!

Charlotte Moore said...

I love orange and cakes with buttermilk. I left a message but don't see it here.

Unknown said...

This looks scrumptious, Mary! That ice cream is a great addition!