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Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

 

This Orange cranberry Pound Cake is rich, tender, fragrant, moist, buttery,  and loaded with bright orange flavor in every bite!

The cake made with freshly squeezed Nagpur oranges and fresh orange zest turned out perfect. Here Cranberries add a tartness to this sweet cake, which I feel gels perfectly together.

I’ve got a long list of cake recipes as proof, that I love using fruits in my baking. And now I’m so excited to add this Orange cranberry Pound Cake to the line-up.

I so love making my cakes with dry fruits or fresh fruits like Mango semolina/sooji cake, Banana Chocolate cake, Chocolate chips apple cake, Wholewheat plum cake or Easy 5 minute Christmas Fruit Cake.

 

Orange Cranberry Pound Cake, the most falvorful cake

Made with fresh-squeezed orange juice and zest, this cake is dusted with powdered sugar and is great for any occasion.

The cake turned out moist and the most flavourful cake I have ever baked. The tartness of the cranberries is perfectly balanced by the sweet & sour flaour of the oranges.

 

Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

What is Pound cake

According to Wikipedia, Pound cake is traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar.

These pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold. It is served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing.

Homemade cakes are the best

I absolutely love baking homemade cakes because they taste so much better than store bought ones.

If you have tried my Eggless semolina coconut cake, you will fall in love with this orange cranberry pound cake also.

I found some lovely oranges in the market and bought in bulk.  After eating many of it was lying in the fruit basket.
So how did I use them? I made an orange flavoured pound cake with fresh juice and zest from them along with some dried cranberries.

Oranges everywhere

When life gives you oranges, make some orange cake. When you see all around is oranges flooding the markets, just fill you baskets and rush home to bake this beautiful, soft, and citrusy flavoured cake.

All thanks to orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice and cranberries in the cake batter. It smells so heavenly.

For making this cake majorly i have used Nagpur oranges, but for the zest used Kinnow oranges as the peels of Nagpur oranges is very thin, that is not fit enough for grating.

Wherever Kinnow oranges are sweet in taste and has fantastic skin that is good for zesting.

 

Ingredients used to make Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

What makes this Orange cranberries pound Cake so special? I would say definitely the Ingredients used here.

A mix of butter, sugar, eggs, orange zest and yogurt. Each of them plays an integral role to not only make it moist on the first day, but even after many days.

The ingredients used to make this recipe are the following:

Flour

To make this cake I have used all purpose flour/maida.

Baking soda and baking powder

Two leavening agents, Baking Soda and Baking Powder to get that lovely height for the cake.

Butter

The butter for this recipe used is unsalted and should be at room temperature. That makes it easier to mix sugar with it.  This process also adds a lovely amount of air & fluffiness to cake.

Sugar

I have used white sugar but you may replace it with brown sugar, cane sugar or coconut sugar also.

Eggs

This pound cake has a large amount of eggs.  It helps to add both fat and stability. I love baking cakes which eggs to get that fabulous crumb and texture.

Yogurt/Curd

The best moisturizing ingredient used here is sour yogurt/curd

Orange zest

Orange zest adds so much of flavour to your cake. It smells incredible.

Cranberries

It really adds a beautiful citrus flavor to the cake.  For the cranberries, I have added dry cranberries.  They look so gorgeous speckled throughout the cake.

If you want more cake recipes, do check out the following on the blog-

Eggless vanilla sponge cake

Buckwheat/Kuttu atta, Chocolate & beetroot cake

Wholewheat oats cake

Butter mochi cake

Eggless ragi Wholewheat chocolate cake

 

 

Instructions to make Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

Preheat your oven to 180°C for 15 minutes.

 

Prepare a Bundt pan by lining it with oil and dust flour over it to give it a non stick effect. Shake off the excess flour.

 

Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

Toss cranberries with remaining 2 tbsp flour and keep aside.

With the help of stand mixer/ hand blender/wire whisk, beat the butter for 1 minute.

Slowly add the sugar. Cream together for few minutes, until it turns pale yellow and fluffy.

Add 1 egg at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Slowly and gradually add twice sifted 3 cups of flour in 3 batches. Add the salt, baking powder and baking soda. Be careful not to over beat.

 

Add the sour cream, vanilla essence, and orange zest and mix the batter until just combined. Now fold cranberries into cake batter.

Bake for 1 hour and 15-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Let the cake cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then un mould and invert onto a serving plate. Let cool to room temperature.

Now with the help of sieve dust the powdered sugar on the top of cake.

Cut into pieces and serve.

NOTES
Remember to toss your cranberries in a little flour to ensure they don’t sink to the bottom of batter while baking.

 

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Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

This Orange cranberry Pound Cake is rich, tender, fragrant, moist, buttery,  and loaded with bright orange flavor in every bite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Cakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make orange pound cake, Orange cranberry Pound cake
Servings: 12 Pieces
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter room temperature 1 cup
  • Sugar 2½ cups
  • Eggs room temperature 6
  • All purpose flour/Maida 3 cups + 2 tablespoons sifted and separated for dusting cranberries
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Baking powder ½ teaspoon
  • Baking soda ¼ teaspoon
  • Sour cream at room temperature 1 cup
  • vanilla essence 1 tbsp
  • Fresh orange zest 1 tbsp
  • Fresh/dry cranberries 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar for dusting the cake 2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare a Bundt pan by lining it with oil and dust flour over it to give it a non stick effect. Shake off the excess flour.
  • Toss cranberries with remaining 2 tbsp flour and keep aside.
  • With the help of stand mixer/ hand blender/wire whisk, beat the butter for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add the sugar. Cream together for few minutes, until it turns pale yellow and fluffy.
  • Add 1 egg at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Slowly and gradually add twice sifted 3 cups of flour in 3 batches. Add the salt, baking powder and baking soda. Be careful not to over beat.
  • Add the sour cream, vanilla essence, and orange zest and mix the batter until just combined. Now fold cranberries into cake batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then un mould and invert onto a serving plate. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Now with the help of sieve dust the powdered sugar on the top of cake.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.

Notes

Remember to toss your cranberries in a little flour to ensure they don't sink to the bottom of batter while baking.

 

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Orange cranberry pound cake

 

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This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Katherine

    5 stars
    Oranges and cranberries sound absolutely divine in this gorgeous pound cake!

  2. Angela

    5 stars
    I love the flavors of orange and cranberry together. This is a wonderful pound cake recipe.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know that you too love this combination. Thank you for writing in.

  3. Jacquelyn Hastert

    5 stars
    What a delicious combination of flavors! I can’t wait to make this over the upcoming holiday season. I know my family will love it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sara Welch

    5 stars
    I love the combination of oranges and cranberries in the fall; such a great treat! Looking forward to enjoying all season long!

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to hear that you liked it Sara. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. 5 stars
    I love desserts with notes of citrus in them, and this one definitely sounds right up my alley. Orange and cranberries makes for an interesting combination. The cake looks moist and spongy, and I’m sure it tasted fab!

    1. Lata Lala

      Yes indeed it’s a beautiful flavour cake. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. 5 stars
    The cake looks like a blast. The shape says it all how perfectly it is baked. And the orange flavoured cake is always mesmerizing. A superb post indeed.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Shailender. Glad to know that you liked the flavours.

  7. Pavani

    5 stars
    That is such a flavorful and beautiful cake. Looks so moist and delicious. This is perfect for this time of the year – yummy!!

  8. Priya Srinivasan

    5 stars
    Thats a delicious combination of flavors here, orange and cranberry! Cake has got a lovely texture anda beautiful golden hue, and as you said, those cranberries look like rubies studded in the cake! Very festive cake!

  9. vanana

    5 stars
    This cake looks so delicious. I love orange cake but never tried an orange cranberry cake. I will definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    I love how the crumb of pound cakes turns out, soft and melt in the mouth kind. Love the color of your orange pound cake and you’ve made it even more tempting by adding cranberries. A beautiful bake Lata.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to hear that from you Mayuri. Thank you.

  11. Sandhya Nadkarni

    5 stars
    This cake looks superb and I bet it smells heavenly when it bakes. I like the combination of citrus and cranberries! Yummy!

  12. Malini

    5 stars
    The cake looks so rich and moist. I believe the orange flavour to the cranberries must have elevated this cake to another level. It’s a beautiful and yummy bake. Bookmarking the recipe. Soon, will try it out. Thanks!

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you heaps Malini. Glad to know that you liked the cake.

  13. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    I love this cake and you used fresh orange juice, I bet this will give a nice aroma to the cake. I would love to eat a slice of this cake with coffee.

    1. Lata Lala

      The cake turned out awesome with fresh orange flavour. Glad to know that you liked it Uma. Thank you heaps.

  14. Padma Veeranki

    5 stars
    This is one of my favourite combos,,,can imagine the aroma!! Looks so delicious with perfect texture!! Apt for the season too!! Loved it !!

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Padma and glad to know that you liked it.

  15. A perfect autumn/winter flavours! Lovely citrusy flavours in the dessert and this cake looks so delicious.

  16. amrita

    5 stars
    Nothing can beat the taste of homemade cakes that too with natural flavors. This orange flavor cranberry studded pound cake is perfect accompaniment with evening tea

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