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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!
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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: citrus, lemon, orange, 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