Tasty Tuesday: Orange Dreamsicle Pound Cake

Hey! Remember that time I was going to blog multiple times per week and have themed days?

Well, I do remember Tasty Tuesdays.  Once a week I will share a recipe that I loved and have used recently.  Today, I am sharing a recipe for Orange Dreamsicle Pound Cake, that I found on Positively Splendid.  I made it this weekend for my Mom’s birthday, and it is AMAZING!

Orange Dreamsicle Pound Cake

Ingredients for Cake:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (I used 2%, because if you have that much fat and eggs, why not?)
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup orange juice

For Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons orange juice
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 325.  Cream butter and shortening together at medium speed until creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Stir in orange zest, lemon zest, and 1/4 cup orange juice.  Pour batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan.

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes (took my over 75) or until a long wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely.

To make the glaze, whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, vanilla, 4 teaspoons of orange juice, 2 teaspoons of orange zest and 1 teaspoon lemon zest until smooth.  If necessary, play around with powdered sugar and orange juice until the glazing is a pouring consistency (but not too watery).  Garnish with orange slices and powdered sugar, if desired.

Here’s mine!
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