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A blood orange pound cake topped with soft pink glaze getting a piece removed.

Blood Orange Pound Cake

A moist and delicious pound cake filled with blood orange juice and zest.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 240kcal



    For the Pound Cake:

    • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
    • ¾ cup blood orange juice
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 5 large eggs
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup orange juice
    • Zest of 1 blood orange
    • ½ cup sour cream
    • 1 tsp orange blossom water optional

    For the Glaze:

    • 287 grams confectioners' sugar
    • Juice from 1 blood orange.



      For the Pound Cake:

      • Preheat to 350°F. Thoroughly butter and flour a bundt pan.
      • Juice about ¾ cup blood orange juice.
      • In stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine sugar and butter. Beat until fluffy.
      • Add in eggs.
      • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Alternate adding the wet mixture and orange juice.
      • In a small bow, combine blood orange juice, sour cream and orange blossom water. Whisk together until combined
      • Alternate by adding in flour mixture and orange juice mixture to the stand mixer.
      • Add orange zest in.
      • Whisk batter until incorporated
      • Pour into a buttered and floured bundt pan.
      • Bake for about 1 hour.
      • Let the cake cool to room temperature before adding the glaze.

      For the Glaze:

      • In a bowl, combine confectioners sugar, blood orange juice. Stir together.
      • Transfer to a piping bag and snip off the tip.
      • Pipe the glaze over the pound cake.



      • You can use any type of orange to make this cake and the taste will be very similar. I just LOVE the soft pink glaze you can make with blood orange juice.
      • You can substitute whole milk yogurt for the sour cream if desired, I do it all the time and can’t really tell the difference.


      Serving: 1piece | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 10.4g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg