citrus pound cake with orange glaze

★★★★★ 2
By Donna Thiemann
from Mansfield Tx 76063, TX

This recipe dates back many many years and is now a family heirloom recipe. I saw it when I was just a little kid. It's from a bed and breakfast inn that has long since closed. My late mother used to bake this cake, then me and now my kids. There is just something fun about this cake. I have many more cakes I make and they are very good but they love this cake. My family just can't have any celebration without this cake! I hope you take a few minutes to try this, you will be happy you did!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We are so glad Donna shared her family's heirloom citrus pound cake recipe. Everyone loved this fabulous cake! It's tender and full of lemon flavor. The recipe is so simple, you'll find yourself making this often. What makes this cake, though, is the glaze. The orange flavor of the thick glaze pairs lovely with the cake. All the flavors scream spring and summer, but enjoy this cake year around!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For citrus pound cake with orange glaze

  • FOR CAKE
  • 1 box
    Pillsbury yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 1 c
    water
  • 3 lg
    eggs
  • 1 box
    lemon Jell-O instant pudding mix (small box, 3 oz.)
  • FOR ICING
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice frozen concentrate
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make citrus pound cake with orange glaze

  • All the cake ingredients added to a bowl.
    1
    Add cake mix, pudding mix, oil, water, and eggs to a large mixing bowl or stand up mixer.
  • Mixing the cake ingredients together.
    2
    Using the paddle attachment mix on low until combined. Then mix for 4 minutes.
  • Greasing and flouring a bundt pan.
    3
    Grease a Bundt pan with shortening then flour the pan, being careful to shake out the remainder of the flour. I use plain sugar to flour my pans and the cakes pop out great.
  • Adding cake batter to the bundt pan.
    4
    Next, scrape cake batter from mixing bowl into the bundt pan. Smooth out the top and bake at 350 degrees for 33-36 minutes.
  • Cake completely cooked and taken out of the oven.
    5
    My oven runs cold so check your oven at 25-30 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean.
  • Cake cooled and turned onto a cake plate.
    6
    Cool the cake for 10 minutes then turn it out onto a cake plate.
  • Mixing the glaze ingredients with a whisk.
    7
    After the cake has cooled prepare the icing. Mix the powdered sugar, orange juice concentrate, and vanilla to make a nice orange drizzle.
  • Drizzling the orange glaze over the cake.
    8
    Drizzle cake with orange icing. Let the icing set completely before serving. Don't serve this cake without this icing, it just makes this cake all the more enticing and delicious!
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