Glazed Orange Pound Cake

This pound cake is flavored with orange and ginger and topped with a sweet orange glaze.

Glazed Orange Pound Cake

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 12
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:2 hours
Special equipment:9 inch springform pan
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Glazed Orange Pound Cake


  • For Cake:
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • For Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 9 inch springform pan.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.

  3. 3

    Beat in eggs, one at a time.

  4. 4

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking powder, and salt.

  5. 5

    Add 1/3 of flour mixture to wet ingredients. Beat to combine. Add 1/2 of milk and beat to combine. Add remaining flour in two additions, alternating with last of milk. Beat in orange zest.

  6. 6

    Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake until golden and a cake tester comes out clean, about 90 minutes.

  7. 7

    While cake is cooling, make glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth.

  8. 8

    When cake is cool, pour 1/2 of glaze over top of cake. When first layer of glaze has begun to dry, top with remaining glaze.


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