Thursday, June 09, 2011

Orange Pound Cake

Ingredients:


1 1/2 cup Cake Flour ( you can use all purpose flour)
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature.
1 cup granulated sugar
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
3 egg whites
zest of 2 oranges
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 baking soda


Orange glaze:
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350°, grease and flour your baking pan.

In an electric mixer, blend the sugar and butter together until they are smooth and incorporated, for about 2 minutes on medium speed.
Reduce the speed to low, and one by one, add the eggs, plus the egg yolks, vanilla and orange extract, also add the orange zest.  Mix at medium speed for another 2 minutes.

In another bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together. Mix well and once everything is incorporated, add the flour mixture to the butter batter. Beat at high speed for about 3 minutes and set aside.



In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they are thick and foamy. (for about 5 minutes on high)


and slowly fold the foamy egg whites into the cake batter.





pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 35-45 minutes at 350°.

While the cake cooks. Heat a 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.  Heat on low head until the sugar is completely dissolved.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, poke the surface with a wooden skewer  and pour half the orange glaze all over it.







Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes and transferred to a plate.






Brush the remaining glaze on the surface of the cake, and let it cool completely... Dust with some powder sugar and you are done!






Enjoy!!

To watch this Video Recipe click HERE

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