Glazed Orange Pound Cake

Buttery with a refreshing orange flavor, this makes for a lovely tea time snack.

Buttery with a refreshing orange flavor, this pound cake makes for a lovely tea time snack. For variety, you can also try making it with fresh lemons or calamansi.

Glazed Orange Pound Cake

Rachelle Santos
Buttery with a refreshing orange flavor, this makes for a lovely tea time snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


Glazed Orange Pound Cake

  • 5 tablespoons Butter Softened, plus extra for greasing pan
  • 3/4 Cup sugar plus extra for dusting pan
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 2 large Egg
  • orange zest
  • 3/4 Cup water
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 orange sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  • Make the pound cake: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter then dust with sugar; set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine orange juice and milk.
  • Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream butter until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs and zest.
  • Mix in flour mixture and milk mixture alternately, adding them in two batches. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • While cake is baking, make the candied orange slices: Mix water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add orange slices. Let cook until liquid is reduced to a thick syrup and the orange slices are tender and translucent, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to dry or transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes or until orange slices are dry and shiny. Let cool.
  • Make the orange glaze: In a small bowl, combine sugar and orange juice. Mix until sugar dissolves. Immediately brush the top of the cake with glaze when it comes out of the oven. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Release cake from mold, then brush top and sides with remaining glaze. Garnish with candied orange slices.
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