Blogger Widgets

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Orange Pound Cake

Buttery or pound cake is my all time favourite cake.   I guess I grown up eating butter cake when I'm still staying in Kampar and used to buy the fresh baked butter cake at one of the "kopitiam" in Jalan Gopeng.    We will usually know when the cake be out from the oven, and will go and buy it at around that time.  

When Wendy of Table for 2...or more posted this Orange Pound Cake yesterday, I immediate went to my kitchen to do the same.  While the butter and sugar were mixing in the mixing bowl, I continue to weight my plain flour, and found out I just left 100gm only.  So I just used the remaining 100gm of cake flour instead.    To avoid too sweet, I just used 180g of caster sugar and this is just perfect taste for me. 

Recipe sourced from WendyinKK

200g butter (I used salted, do use good quality butter)
200g caster sugar (I only used 180g, just nice)
200g plain flour (I used 100g plain flour & 100g cake flour)
4 medium eggs (at room temperature)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
50ml-60ml fresh orange juice
Orange Zest from 1 orange

Preheat oven to 180Celcius.  Line base of 8” round pan or two small loaf pans.
Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.  Add in the vanilla extract.
Sift flour and baking together and add half of flour into the butter mixture.
In low speed, pour in the orange juice and zest.
Add in the remaining flour and mix till all combined.
Pour into the pan and baked for about 50-60 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.



  1. haha.... finally the lazy bug left Mel Mel?... i nearly wanted to immediately make this as well :) i like the reduction of sugar... this cake looks so crumbly outside, but the inside still look moist.... love your cake.... whilst i continue with my idea of "i want to bake this immediately", i shall just feast on yours in the meantime ^__^

  2. Wah, Mel you so fast try Wendy's cake. I also want to bake it as I know orange flavour is very nice.

  3. Wah, I can smell the beautiful aroma of your orange cake, Mel. Just perfect with your cup of Kopi - O.

  4. Moist piece of bake... sure tak cukup with one slice (for me ;P)

  5. Can see but cannot eat = torture!!! Yummy golden cake, i so would like some ^^

  6. Mel... you all are so good at baking!

    BTW, was it changed recently? Like the new look of your blog... :D

  7. lovely moist pound cake Mel! I like the golden yellow cake ...but have to resist the temptation right now :D

  8. your pound cake looks gorgeous...perfectly baked ...

  9. Mel, is today pound cake day, hahaha! I really like the colour of your pound cake, can make this on Chinese New Year, bring lots of lucks for it's golden colour.

  10. I was itching to bake too but no time! Hope tomorrow can get a chance to do it….love the golden crumbs of this cake alot!

  11. Hi Mel,
    Your cake looks so moist and tender, perfect for tea time!

  12. good old pound cake! it is beautiful and orange is a nice flavour!

  13. I tried this last night and OMG, turned out really great. My friends loved it and asking for recipe. Thanks for sharing, Mel. Love

    P/S: any particular reason to have 2 types of flour?

    1. Hi BakeBliss
      There's no particular reason in using that two types of is just that I run out of plain flour so this is why I used half of plain and half of cake flour. I am glad you have try this recipe, this is my favourite now.

    2. Thanks for the reply, Mel. You know what, I plan to try with Pandan juice next round just to see how it tastes like. Love your blog and so glad that I found YOU!

      p/s: Too bad I can't share the pic with you here.

    3. I bet with pandan juice with definitely be filled with pandan aroma taste..good idea too. Since you love pound cake, there's another recipe I highly recommend u to try out is the Tish Boyle plainly perfect pound cake...absolutely delicious. Here the link

    4. Hi Mel,

      Cool. I would love to try Tish Boyle's recipe. The looks moist in the pic and am sure heavy cream will give the cake irresistable moist and soft texture too. Thank you for the recipe. Looks like you are big fan of Pound cake yourself:)

    5. Mel,

      Came across these 2 special pound cake recipes and thought I wanna share with you and your friends:

      1. Nutella Kahlua Pound Cake

      2. Cream Cheese Vanilla Rum Pound Cake

    6. Yes, I love pound cake alot...thank you for the recommendation; you bet I will definitely try these pound cakes .....the title already sound delicious!!!

    7. Can't wait to see the pic. Bon Appetit!

  14. Morning Mel,

    I bake 2 loafs of Pandan Pound Cake ladt night. 1 contains full cream milk and the other has coconut milk just to try the difference. I like both. If you like it to be in vibrant green, I added 1 drop of 'Electric Green' by Americolor into 1 of the loafs.
    You're my inspirations!:)

    1. And now you are the one who inspire me....I think I might like to try this out too myself, pandan with coconut milk flavour. I bet this sound real delicious and tasty. I will use 6-8 or more pandan leaves to make it vibrant color. Hope I can make this sooner....just back from my hol and started to get lazy in kitchen... lol......