Orange Pound Cake with Orange Marmelade Glaze – Bolo de Laranja
Recipe and image by: Mary Connie De Pao
A beautiful summer cake recipe sent to me by a fan of Tia Maria’s Blog. Enjoy the recipe!
Orange Pound cake
2 3/4 cup sifted flour + 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 pound (2 sticks of soft unsalted butter)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of 2 oranges
1/2 cup of whole milk
1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
6 oz of jarred orange marmelade
2 tablespoons of water
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, salt and baking powder until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating. Add the orange zest and beat well to mix.
Combine the milk and orange juice. Begin making batter by adding 1/3 of the flour, then 1/2 of the liquid and beat on medium. Add another 1/3 of flour and the remaining liquid followed by the rest of the flour. Beat well until everything is smooth.
Grease well a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray or margarine. Poor in batter and cook for 50 minutes at 350 degrees F.. Rotate cake 180 degrees in the oven and continue baking another 5-15 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool slightly before removing from pan.
Make glaze by heating the marmalade with the water for a few minutes until thickened. When ready to serve, poor glaze over the cake.