Buttery Orange Pound Cake This Buttery Orange Pound Cake is so good and makes a great dessert anytime.

1 cup butter or margarine or two sticks or 16 tablespoons, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup milk (I use 2%)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/3 cup orange juice
Cream butter and sugar with mixer;  add eggs and continue mixing. Mix in the milk.  Turn mixer to low before adding flour mixture.   Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder and add to liquids. Add the orange zest and orange juice.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan generously.  Pour in batter.  Tap pan on counter top to release any air bubbles. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour and about 20 minutes testing for doneness.  Let cool and remove from pan.  Add orange glaze.
Orange Glaze
1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Whisk together until consistency you want to pour over cake. (You can poke holes in cake and let glaze seep into the cake). 
Note:  Can sprinkle nuts on top if so desired.
Don’t forget to check out these pound cake recipes, too:
Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Pound Cake (My Daughter’s Recipe)
Coconut Pound Cake
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  1. Hi it’s me again, Cindy. I made this cake again tonight because the 1st time was great and the family wanted another. I guess I over mixed after reading your post. The batter was thick,soft and fluffy and when cooking boiled over then fell after it came out of the oven. On the bright side, still tasted good, lol. What did I do wrong?

  2. Marie Flint says:

    I love your recipes there awesome look forward to seeing what’s there every morning also my hubby is southern he loves ur recipes also gonna make the pound cake for desert tonight

  3. Roxanne scott says:

    I guess you could also use lemon juice and lemon zest for a lemon pound cake right!!!

  4. Sharon Howard says:

    I want to make smaller loaves. How many do you think this recipe will make?

  5. Delores Hicks says:

    Good morning, I would like to know do you use fresh oj or store bought if so what brand.

  6. I am soooo making this on Saturday, that looks fantastic! I love anything poundcake-ish.

  7. Georgia aebi says:

    Could u use lemon instead of orange. I assume this is fresh orange juice

  8. MMM This is a great spring cake. You always post the best recipes.

  9. Oh my…..another yummy looking cake! You have the best recipes. I sometimes share your recipes on Mykentuckyliving.wordpress.com, and encourage folks to visit your blog. Everything you blog is just wonderful southern food! Sheila

  10. kathyflong says:

    Could you double this recipe and make it in a bundt pan?

  11. really enjoy your recipes

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