Fresh Orange Pound Cake

Fresh Orange Pound Cake


This is a moist and fragrant orange pound cake. If you are looking for a cake to eat with tea, this should be the one.


  • 1¾ (265g/ 9.3Oz) cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1¼ sticks (2/3 cup/141g/ 4.9Oz) butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup (165g/ 5.8Oz) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup (120ml) milk
  • 3 oz (90ml) orange juice
  • Zest from 1 orange


  1. Grease and flour on a large or an 8-in x 4-in loaf pan then preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Sift all-purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time until combined then add half the flour mixture, half of the milk, and half of the orange juice.
  5. Beat on low speed. Then add the remaining flour mixture, milk, and orange juice. Continue to beat until combined then fold in orange zest.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans then bake for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove and cool on a wire rack.
  8. You can serve the cake plain as it is or glazes it then serve with a cup of tea.