ORANGE POUND CAKE
A luscious orange-flavored pound cake
Absolutely the best cake I have ever eaten! I got the recipe from the
mother of a friend. I think
Don's mom got the recipe off the back of a sugar box.
- 1 lb butter
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp grated orange rind
- 6 large eggs
- 3 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp mace
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup apricot jam,
- 2 Tbsp shredded orange peel
Preheat oven to
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add sifted sugar and rind.
Cream thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Sift the flour before measuring, then combine
the dry ingredients. Sift.
Gradually add sifted dry ingredients to butter mixture.
Add orange juice and combine thoroughly.
Turn into buttered and floured
tube pan. Bake at
for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted
in center comes out clean and cake is golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes.
Turn into wire rack and cool thoroughly. Brush with jam and top with
If you try to make a pound cake with margarine or shortening you
will end up with a tasteless mess. Butter is the major taste in a pound
cake; even if it weren't, butter and margarine have different
properties in baking, and this recipe is adjusted for butter.
Don't make this cake if you don't have an electric
mixer or very strong wrists.
I figure I spend nearly half an hour beating
butter and such when I make this cake. Also, this cake is easier to handle
if you have a tube pan that comes apart into two pieces.
easy to moderate.
30-40 minutes preparation, 1 hour baking.
measure the ingredients.
The Soup Kitchen, Edison NJ
Recipe last modified: 19 May 86
From: liz@unirot (Mamaliz)
Subject: RECIPE: Orange pound cake
Date: 18 Jul 86 03:42:03 GMT
Organization: The Soup Kitchen, Edison NJ
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