Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

This cranberry orange pound cake is easy to make and fancy enough to give away as gifts during the holidays.

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If you like cranberry orange bread, then you have to give this cranberry orange pound cake a try. I’d never tried it before until a couple of years ago, but it quickly became a favorite family recipe during the holiday season. It’s a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table.

You can bake this cranberry pound cake ahead of time and freeze it for the holidays. If you can manage not to eat it all yourself (it is really that good), it is a great gift idea for friends and family.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk*
2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Glaze:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

The best recipe for cranberry orange pound cake. One of my favorite holiday recipes!

*If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 3/4 cup milk.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and orange zest for several minutes.

Add eggs, mixing for another several minutes.

In another bowl, mix dry ingredients together, and then mix flour alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture. Stir in cranberries.

Grease and flour 2 large bread pans or 3 mini loaf pans.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for about 55 minutes for large loaves or 35 minutes for mini loaves, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let loaves cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Stir glaze ingredients together and pour over cooled loaves. Remove loaves from pans and finish cooling on wire racks.

Like this recipe? You might also like this recipe for cranberry nut bread or this easy recipe for apple fritter bread.

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The best recipe for cranberry orange pound cake. One of my favorite holiday baking recipes!

This cranberry orange pound cake is easy to make and fancy enough to give away as gifts during the holidays.
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