Orange Pound Cake Recipe

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Orange Pound Cake

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Ingredients

1 lb
butter
1 lb
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
orange rind, grated
6 large
eggs
3 1/2 c
all purpose sifted flour
1/2 tsp
mace
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 c
orange juice
1 c
apricot jam, strained
2 Tbsp
orange peel, finely shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
2
Cream butter until light and fluffy; gradually add sifted sugar and rind and cream thoroughly.
3
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
4
Sift the flour before measuring, then combine the dry ingredients.
5
Gradually add sifted dry ingredients to butter mixture; add orange juice and combine thoroughly.
6
Turn into buttered and floured 10-inch tube pan; bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake is golden brown.
7
Cool for 5 minutes, then turn onto wire rack and cool thoroughly; brush with jam and top with orange peel.
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NOTES: If you try to make a pound cake with margarine or shortening you will end up with a tasteless mess. Butter is the major taste in a pound cake; even if it weren't, butter and margarine have different properties in baking, and this recipe is adjusted for butter.
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TIP: Don't make this cake if you don't have an electric mixer or very strong wrists. I figure I spend nearly half an hour beating butter and such when I make this cake. Also, this cake is easier to handle if you have a tube pan that comes apart into two pieces.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy