Blood Orange Pound Cake

It’s a holiday, so let’s keep this short. Blood Orange Poundcake – make it. When you do, double the sauce—yes, it’s that good.

Blood Orange Pound Cake with Blood Orange Rum Syrup | Bakers Royale

Want to know a dirty secret (not so secret, if you follow me on Instagram), see the last picture of all the blood oranges? I knocked over the board after shooting it. And with the shortage of blood oranges this season, I picked them off the floor, rinsed them off and used them for the rest of the shots and for serving.

Blood Orange Pound Cake with Blood Orange Rum Syrup | Bakers Royale

Yep, that happens when you blog. Good thing I don’t sell baked goods. Luckily, that didn’t stop anyone from having some when I told them this.

Blood Orange Juicing via Bakers Royale

Click here to jump over to Better Homes and Gardens, blog Delish Dish, for a few ease-of-making tips.

this recipe

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Yield: 12 servings


Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

  • 1 ¼ cups butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 teaspoons finely shredded blood orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons blood orange juice
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup blood orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 blood oranges, thinly sliced


Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside.

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  1. says

    I would like some of that gorgeousness right now…and I totally would have eaten some, even after being told that the oranges fell…something so pretty (and expensive) as a blood orange should definitely not be wasted!


  2. says

    I feel like that happens to me all the time. I am always knocking my board over with food still on them. I totally pick whatever it is up and use it too, cannot waste good food!

    Gorgeous cake and I love the blood orange rum sauce!


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