Pound cake refers to a cake traditionally made with a pound each of flour,butter sugar etc. There are several variations of this recipe and specific styles have been developed based on the ingredients added and the substitutions made. I was always vary of making a pound cake thanks to the rich butter content,but fell in love with the Lime buttermilk Pound Cake I saw in Deeba's blog . I am not a citrus person,but thought that oranges wuld work wonderfully in this cake and tried the same with oranges.
All Purpose Flour: 1.5 cup
Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup or 100g room temperature
Eggs: 2 or Ener G Eggs = 1 tbsp Ener G + 6 tbsp water mixed well
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
Orange Juice: 4 tbsp + 1-2 tbsp as needed
Buttermilk: 100 ml
Orange Juice: 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar: 1/2 cup
In a bowl,mix together flour,soda,salt and baking powder. Reduce or avoid salt if using salted butter.
In a big bowl,cream together butter and sugar till creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time(the mix may look curdled but continue) and then add vanilla,zest and juice.
Alternately in batches,add in flour and buttermilk,starting and ending with flour.
Put the batter in a ring tin or bundt pan and bake in a preheated oven at 170C for almost 50 minutes or until the tester comes clean.Take out and let the cake cool completely (and that means COMPLETELY) in the bundt pan before inverting.