Lemon-Orange Pound Cake

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake - Buttery, soft pound cake laced with lemon and orange zest and topped with a delicious citrusy glaze. Bursting with citrus flavors this cake just screams spring dessert!

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake is a sublime slice of citrus heaven!

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Lemon-Orange Pound Cake

cake batter poured into bundt pan

Prepare a bundt pan with non-stick baking spray or butter and flour. Or you could also use 2 loaf pans.

In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

In the large bowl using an electric mixer cream the room temperature butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk in about 4 additions, ending with the flour. Beating until blended after each addition.

Blend in the vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, and orange zest.

Pour into prepared pan evenly and smooth out the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Lemon-Orange Pound Cake drizzled with glaze on white plate with yellow and orange background

Cool the bundt cake in the pan on a wire rack about 20 minutes.

Remove from the pan and return to the wire rack to cool completely.

slice of cake on white plate garnished with citrus slices

To prepare the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar together with the additional lemon zest, orange zest, lemon juice, and orange juice.

The orange lemon glaze truly zings with lemon-orange flavor.

slice of the Lemon-Orange Pound Cake on white plate with slices of fresh lemon and orange

Drizzle the glaze evenly over the cake and allow to set about 20 minutes.

close up of the whole cake showing texture

Slice, serve and enjoy this citrus flavor loaded Lemon-Orange Pound Cake!

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Lemon Orange Pound Cake Recipe

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake – Buttery, soft pound cake laced with lemon and orange zest and topped with a delicious citrusy glaze. Bursting with citrus flavors this cake just screams spring dessert!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blood orange, lemon, pound cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 469kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest

Citrus Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 12-cup Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray. (or butter and flour)
  • In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Cream the granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture in 4 additions, beginning and ending with flour, beating until blended after each addition. 
  • Blend in the vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, and orange zest.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan; smooth top. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on the rack.

Prepare the Lemon-Orange Glaze:

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, fresh lemon and orange juices in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cake allowing it to drip down sides. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes. Garnish with thin lemon or orange slices, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 641IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Leigh,

    I’m visiting from Friendship Friday Blog Hop. The Lemon Orange Pound Cake looks delicious. I’m saving your recipe for a future bake project. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend!

    Curious as a Cathy
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    1. Reply

      Thank you, Cathy! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Looks like such a refreshing and delightful pound cake!

  3. Reply

    Your cake looks fabulous!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Kat! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Hi. The recipe looks delicious but I don’t see when to add the lemon and orange zests to the cake. Do you add when you add the lemon and orange extracts? Thanks.

    1. Reply

      Sorry, it was in the body of the post. I have corrected the recipe. Thank you!

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