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Orange Cranberry Pound Cake with Vanilla glaze Recipe
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Orange Cranberry Pound Cake with Vanilla glaze Recipe

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For me, pound cake is both comforting and delicious. This buttery cake combines the tastes of both orange and cranberry and tops it off with a sweet vanilla glaze. — Angela Spengler, Clovis, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2-3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 658 calories, 30 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange peel and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined. Fold in cranberries and walnuts.
  2. Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
ORANGE-CRANBERRY MINI POUND CAKES WITH VANILLA GLAZE: Make batter as directed; fill 16 greased and floured 4-in. fluted tube pans. Bake at 350° for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Originally published as Orange-Cranberry Pound Cake with Vanilla Glaze in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 658 calories, 30 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

I sent mini bundts out in my Christmas treat boxes this year... I received many compliments!

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

This cake is delicious and makes a nice cake to take to a gathering. It was a hit at our dinner 8!!!

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