Orange Pound Cake with Orange Syrup and Orange Glaze

Orange Pound Cake with Orange Syrup and Orange Glaze

This orange cake is so delicious it’s like taking a bite of sweet sunshine! It’s loaded with amazing orange flavor.  The cake has a whopping 1/3 of a cup of freshly grated orange zest .  Now that is lots of orange flavor but that’s not the only orange deliciousness in this cake.  There’s also fresh orange juice in it.  Then, just to knock this cake straight out of the the ballpark, its coated while its warm with an orange syrup and then its covered in an orange glaze!

Hello orang-iliousness!

Not only is this cake loaded with orange sunshine-yyyy flavor it’s got lovely moist pound cake texture. It makes a wonderful dessert for any spring or summer meal but  it’s also wonderful  as an ever so slightly decadent breakfast.


  • CAKE:
  • All-Purpose Flour - 3 Cups
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 Teaspoon
  • Fresh Orange Juice - 1/4 Cup
  • Buttermilk, at Room Temperature - 3/4 Cup
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 Teaspoon
  • Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature - 2 Sticks
  • Sugar - 2 Cups
  • Large Eggs, at Room Temperature - 5
  • Freshly Grated Orange Zest - 1/3 Cup (About 6 Oranges)
  • Sugar - 1/2 Cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice - 1/2 Cup
  • GLAZE:
  • Powdered Sugar, Sifted - 2 Cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice - 2-4 Tablespoons
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