This Orange Pound Cake recipe reimagines the classic dessert with a zesty twist. Infused with fresh citrus, it’s a perfect, light accompaniment to afternoon tea.
Bria Helgerson’s Orange Pound Cake is a testament to the power of a little zest. Honestly, this is not your ordinary pound cake; the infusion of fresh orange zest adds a vibrant, uplifting note to the cake’s crumb, a delicious departure from the typically heavier pound cake archetype.
Yes, the recipe has many of the usual suspects in it — flour, butter, sugar, and eggs — but zested oranges introduces a refreshing twist. This subtle addition is the heart of the recipe, and it elevates it from a familiar classic to an afternoon tea centerpiece.
An optional finishing touch is an orange-infused glaze. Really optional, but it does add to the fragrant vibe of the cake.
Baking this recipe is like opening a window to let in the summer breeze: refreshing, warmly welcomed, and hinting at good times ahead.
Bria Helgerson is a Chicago based food blogger and pastry school student. Lover of all things sweet and savory, she cooks, bakes, and blogs as she navigates her culinary life at her website These Peas Are Hollow.