Barefoot Contessa's Orange Pound Cake

Recipe by riffraff
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Butter and flour 2 loaf pans.
  • Cream butter and 2 cups of sugar in a bowl.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time; add zest.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  • In another bowl mix 1/4 cup orange juice, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Add flour and buttermilk mixture aternately to the batter, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Divide between 2 pans and smooth the tops.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Make syrup while cake is baking.
  • Syrup consists of remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup orange juice.
  • Cooks these two together over low heat till the sugar is desolved.
  • Spoon over cakes and then allow them to cool completely.
  • You may glaze these cakes (after cooling) with a simple glaze but I don't usually.