Orange Honey Pound Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  1. Heat the oven to 350 F and generously spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the work bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, cream cheese, honey, coconut oil, and orange zest. Beat until completely combined, about 5 minutes at medium speed. Add the sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 2 minutes on medium speed after each egg is added. The mixture may appear broken at this stage.
  4. In a measuring cup combine the sour cream and orange juice and mix well. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Add the whisked dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream mixture in three additions, starting and ending with the flour, mixing until the dry ingredients are just combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the cake springs back when gently pressed in the center and the edges of the cake start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
  7. While the cake cools prepare the glaze. In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of the orange juice. The glaze should pour easily. Add additional juice if needed to achieve your preferred glaze consistency.
  8. Once the cake is cooled glaze as desired. Allow the glaze to set up for 1 hour before serving.
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