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Blood Orange Pound Cake

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Hello friends! Its been a hot minute — I have been so busy in the new year that I can barely keep up! My husband and I spent last week house hunting in ohio — where we will be relocating in May so it was a very busy week! But! Despite that, this blood orange pound cake will totally change your life! If you can find blood oranges, then I would hop on this loaf cake super fast. Light and easy to make, the stacked oranges on top sure do make a statement on and brunch table. 🙂

Because I’ve been MIA, I fear I have missed blood orange season here on the blog, but this pound cake can be made with any of your favorite citrus fruits! In fact I have a Meyer lemon pound cake that is just perfect for spring! So pick your favorite citrus fruit and have at it!

For the sliced on top, I sliced my oranges very thin (you can use a mandoline if you have one) and placed them on top of the cake prior to it going in the oven. This allowed the peal to soften and the oranges to “cook” slightly with the cake. You can do this with any kind of fruit you have!

Despite being so easy to make, this pound cake also has yogurt in it, so it’s a bit lighter too. Not as sweet as a traditional pound because of the brightness of the orange and the addition of brown sugar, but trust me, just as delicious!

Stay tuned on the move to ohio — cant wait to share with you all!

Happy Baking!



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Blood Orange Pound Cake

Slice into heaven with this delicious way to celebrate Spring! Blood Orange Pound cake is here to make your afternoon’s feel a little more special. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 59 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings 10 Slices


  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Cups AP Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt you can also use sour cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Blood Orange Juice About the juice from one orange
  • 1 Tablespoon Blood Orange zest about the zest from one orange


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease and parchment line a loaf pan.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter & sugar together until light and fluffy. Add zest and follow with eggs one at a time, mixing until each is combined. Add extracts and follow with yogurt and orange juice.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & mix until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan and top with thinly sliced circles of orange.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack & serve!

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