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.
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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.
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 249kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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