Friday, January 24, 2014

Orange Poundcake with Orange Glaze


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Hi everyone! Today's recipe is a delicious Orange Pound cake. I hope you like it, it's perfect as a dessert, for breakfast, with coffee or tea, and it also makes a terrific French Toast! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 sticks Unsalted butter softened, (113 grams each stick)
  • 6 large Eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Orange juice at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 2 teaspoons Orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt.


For the Glaze:
  • ¼ cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Grease and flour your pan. Set it aside until ready to use it.

In an electric mixer on low speed combine, flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and orange zest, mix until well combined. Then add in the Butter,  mix for 1 minute on low, just to get t he butter to blend with the rest of the ingredients, then add 3 eggs, one after the other, and also add in the orange juice and the orange extract. Mix on medium speed until everything is well incorporated. But do NOT over-mix, you just want to bring all the ingredients together.

Set the speed to high, then add in the rest of the eggs, one at a time, mixing for 30 seconds before you add the next egg.  After you add in the last egg, continue to mix on  high, for 30 seconds, just to combine that last egg.

Pour the batter into the pan. Do Not over fill the pan!!

Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour or until well cooked.

To make the Glaze. In a small saucepan on low heat, combine ¼ cup orange juice with ¼ cup sugar, stir together, and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Then set aside until you are ready to use it.

As soon as the pound-cake comes out of the oven, poke the surface with a knife or a toothpick, then pour half the orange glaze over the surface of the cake, and just let it stand in the pan for another 20 minutes or so, just to cool it down. Then transfer to a plate,  brush the pound cake with the rest  of the orange glaze (on all sides) and that's it. Enjoy!

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