Recipe: Orange Almond Pound Cake
Makes one pound cake
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2 sticks unsalted butter
1 large orange
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
2-3 tsp grated orange zest
1 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and also butter and lightly flour one 8 - 10 cup Bundt pan.
Use an electric mixer to cream 2 sticks of room temperature, unsalted butter with 2 1/2 cups sugar.
Then add 5 large eggs - one at a time - and then add 1 tsp almond extract and 2-3 tsp grated orange zest and turn the machine off.
Next, use a mixing bowl to combine 3 cups all-purpose flour with 1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt and then alternately add that to the mixer, on low speed, with 1 cup of milk.
Then carefully transfer that to the prepared pan, on top of a baking tray and place the tray onto the center rack of the preheated oven.
That will take just about 1 hour to bake and, at some point, you'll want to squeeze the juice of 1 large orange into a mixing bowl and then whisk in 1/3 cup sugar and set it aside.
Use a toothpick to check the cake for doneness and then let it rest for 10 minutes or so in the pan, and then turn it out onto a cooling rack on top of the baking tray and brush the orange glaze all over the top while it is still nice and warm.