Learn how to make my delicious blood orange pound cake recipe! A wonderful springtime dessert idea. Enjoy!
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BETH’S BLOOD ORANGE POUND CAKE
Makes 1 loaf
NOTE: You will need 4 blood oranges total for this recipe
1 cup butter, (240g) room temperature
1 ¼ cup (250g) sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp (10ml) vanilla
2 tsp (10 ml) orange zest (from 2 blood oranges)
1 ½ cups (180g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
½ tsp (2.5ml) salt
1 cup (240 ml) of sour cream or plain Greek Yogurt
Candied Orange Garnish
2 blood oranges
¾ cup (150 g) sugar
¼ cup (60 ml) water
1 cup (100g) powdered sugar
3 tbsp (45ml) blood orange juice
Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Butter and flour a 9” x 5” (23cm x 13cm) loaf pan and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating in between each addition. Add vanilla and orange zest beat to combine.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, in thirds, alternating with the sour cream, until both are incorporated.
Transfer batter to the loaf pan, smooth out top and bake for 45-50 mins until a tooth pick comes out clean. NOTE: if top is beginning to brown too quickly, cover with a sheet of foil on top until fully baked through.
Allow cake to cool completely before releasing it from the pan. Place cake on a cooling rack, fitted into a sheet pan, to catch the glaze when cake is frosted.
For candied oranges:
Slice 2 oranges into 12 orange wheels (1/4” thick) each orange should give you 6 wheels.
In a large sauté pan combine sugar and water, simmer mixture until translucent and bubbling. Add oranges in a single layer. Simmer oranges for 3-4 mins each side and then transfer to a cooling rack (with a rimmed sheet pan underneath) to catch the drippings.
Squeeze the oranges that were striped of the zest for the cake, into 3 tablespoons of juice.
In a small bowl add powder sugar through a fine sieve to remove clumps. Then and juice, whisk until smooth.
Spoon glaze over the top of cake, allowing it to drip over the sides of the cake. Garnish with 2 rows of candied oranges, overlapping slightly to create a decorative design (alternate colors too, lighter with darker etc)
Place cake on a platter, garnish either side with fresh mint or orange blossom if you have them, and slice into thick slices. Serve with homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!
BETH’S EASY HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM
2 cups (475ml) heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp (13 g) powdered sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Serve immediately.
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