CITRUS POUND CAKE

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Whip up this super tasty glazed Citrus Pound Cake to make the most of the citrus season! It is soft, moist, and bright with a tender, dense, melt-in-the-mouth texture.

 Citrus Pound Cake

We baked yesterday. Lincoln and I made cookies and Ryder and I made a cake (my nerves can’t have 2 kids cooking at the same time!) Ryder asked, “Mommie, what are we going to make?” I replied, “A cake. A Bundt cake.”

He laughed and laughed. Finally, I asked, “Ryder, what’s SO funny?” He said laughing the whole time, “It’s so funny because you said ‘butt cake’ and nobody’s going to eat butt cake!”😂

Bundt cakes and tube cakes will forevermore be ‘butt cakes’ in our house!!

I hope you enjoy the Citrus B-U-N-D-T cake!!

 Citrus Pound Cake

CITRUS POUND CAKE

Welcome back to my Pound Cake series!!! Have you tried any of my Pound Cake recipes yet?

It’s light-textured, not too sweet, and has a wonderful citrus flavor. Enjoy! Citrus Bundt Cake is a moist and fine crumb cake with a wonderful citrus flavor. The citrus flavor comes from wonderfully fresh oranges and lemons. I used the zest and juice of both in this cake. It doesn’t have an overtly orange flavor nor does it have a strong lemon flavor making it, in my opinion, the perfect combination!

It’s perfect served with vanilla ice cream.

A bonus of the Pound Cake recipe is you probably have all the ingredients on hand to make it at any time. There are no random ingredients, so if you have a well-stocked pantry you can whip this up without trudging to the store.

 Citrus Pound Cake
Citrus Pound Cake

TIPS TO BAKING THE POUND CAKES

  1. As with most baking, make sure your butter, eggs, and other dairy ingredients are at room temperature and soft. They will incorporate much easier into the other ingredients at room temperature, making for a lighter, fluffier cake.
  2. Measure your flour correctly using the ‘spoon and level’ method. I wrote this post on how to measure flour correctly. You may want to refresh yourself if needed. Measuring flour incorrectly can result in as much as 150% more flour than is called for! #ThatsALot
  3. Use good-quality ingredients. Read some of the differences in name-brand and store-bought ingredients here. Use real butter, not margarine. I use salted butter. You can use salted or unsalted butter, depending on your personal preference.
  4. I wrote a very detailed post on How to Bake the Perfect Pound Cake. I recommend you hop over and read it.
  5. As well, all the tips aren’t going to help if your oven is not calibrated. Read How to Calibrate your Oven here.
 Citrus Pound Cake

PRO TIPS

Using a light versus a dark pan as well as setting it on a cookie sheet (which I do) to bake will affect the baking time. For my cakes, I bake in a light pan on a round cookie sheet.

Most importantly, keep an eye on your cake and start watching it closely after 60 minutes the first time you bake it. Note exactly what you used and how long you baked it for future reference.

Did you know when a recipe calls for eggs, it refers to using large eggs? If you have small or extra-large eggs, you will need to adjust the amount you use.

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 Citrus Pound Cake

Please remember that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

I updated this post from an earlier version. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

Citrus Pound Cake

Citrus Pound Cake

Buttery, tender, and full of bright citrus flavor from oranges and lemons, this pound cake taste wonderful.
Author: Paula
4.49 from 31 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoon orange zest divided
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoon fresh orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in 2 tsp orange zest, 1 tsp lemon zest and 1/4 c fresh lemon juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch Bundt pan. (I used 3 smaller Bundt pans.)
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely before glazing. (For my 3 smaller pans, I baked a total of 55 minutes.) Start watching the cake(s) at the minimum time suggested as every oven cooks differently.
  • For Glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice and remaining 2 tsp orange zest and 1 tsp lemon zest until smooth. Spoon over cake(s).

Notes

Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you, Paula

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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38 Comments

  1. You used three small bundt pans for this recipe. I’d very much like to do the same so I can freeze or gift what I don’t plan to eat right away. There are a variety of “small” bundt pans. Which size do you recommend?
    [As an aside, I’m SO glad I found your site and I’m glad your recipes span everything from cakes to casseroles! I’m looking forward to trying many.]

    1. I’m so glad you found me too! My passion is baking pound cakes and desserts. All the rest is because we can’t live off desserts. 😆 I used 3 of these pans> https://amzn.to/3V56QHM
      Also, I made new photos of this cake and the cake in the photos is in a traditional size tube pan. I just realized this reading your comment. But I do love the small bundt pans. Here are photos of another pound cake baked in the small bundts>https://www.callmepmc.com/best-sweet-potato-pound-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/

  2. What did you use for the shortening, crisco? I am anxious to try this, love citrus, it looks so moist & delish…

    1. I’d use 5 extra-large eggs for the 6 large eggs called for in this recipe. This is one of my favorites, hope you enjoy it!

    1. HI Pat, haha, no it’s not raw. If you’ll not in the photo of the un-cut cake there’s a lot of glaze on it. When I cut the piece that’s photographed all that glaze dripped down the sides of the slice.

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