Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a really delicious cake recipe that I clipped a few years ago from Homemakers Magazine. The sweet white chocolate is a nice contrast to the tart cranberries and orange.
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 cups cranberries
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- orange slices or cranberries (to garnish)
- To make the cake, grease and flour a 9" tube pan; set aside.
- In a large bowl and with an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until light.
- Add the brown and granulated sugars, orange rind and vanilla.
- Continue beating until fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- In a medium bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.
- Add to the creamed mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
- Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack.
- To make the glaze, melt the white chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water.
- Stir in the orange juice.
- Unmold the cooled cake.
- Spoon the glaze over the top; let cool.
- Garnish the top of the cake with orange slices, or fill the centre with cranberries.
Excellent pound cake and wonderful any time of the year. Have had it in my files for a long time and always turns out perfectly. If you really like orange flavor do add more orange rind. Highly recommend this recipe and thanks for submitting.
This is a lovely rich (very rich)pound cake perfect for the holiday season. I jigged it a bit as I wanted a more pronounced orange flavour. I added extra 2 tsp. of orange rind and 1/4 tsp. orange extract. I also made 4 mini loaves instead of 1 large one as we are a household of 2. The smaller loaves also make great holiday hostess gifts. Watch your cooking time and temperature if you make smaller loaves. I cut the temperature by 25 degrees and the cooking time was a bit less. Nice recipe Irmgard!