Spiced Orange Pound Cake
A simple orange pound cake recipe is spiced with nutmeg and dusted with a confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon mixture for a warm touch to a classic dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
- 11 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- Juice and zest of one large orange (about 1/4 cup juice)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Butter a 9" x 5" loaf pan and set aside. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter on medium speed until creamy, about one minute. Add sugar and salt and creamy on medium to medium-high speed for a few minutes until light and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add orange juice, orange zest, nutmeg, and vanilla extract and beat until all mixed. Add flour and beat until just combined, taking care not to overmix.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the edges are golden and a tester, like a toothpick, inserted into the center of the loaf comes to clean. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes, and then loosen the edges with a paring knife. Remove pound cake and let cool completely on a wire rack.
To serve I mixed together a tiny bit of ground cinnamon with confectioners' sugar and dusted over top.
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.6g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 18.6g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.3mg