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.

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Blood Orange Pound Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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25 Responses to “Blood Orange Pound Cake”

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — February 17, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    This cake is beautiful. And with the oranges. I would of done the same thjng pregnant belly or not

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 17, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Naomi this is so pretty! Those blood oranges are so striking and just jump off the page! pinned

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — February 17, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    I am jealous of all these citrus fruits in the US right now. I would do anything to get blood orange in season here in Australia.

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 17, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    I am seriously drooling over this cake, it is SO GORGEOUS…even with floor blood oranges. I want to jump right into the hole in the middle and eat my way out.
    Totally weird? Yes. But true.

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    movita beaucoup — February 17, 2014 @ 3:26 am

    We never let the floor deter us from eating anything. In fact, I think it builds the immune system – this is a flu free house…

    {This cake, by the way, looks divine.}

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    Melissa Bujtor — February 17, 2014 @ 4:18 am

    Mouth watering! I would love to be able to get my hands on some blood oranges here in Singapore!

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    Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks — February 17, 2014 @ 4:24 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and yes, anything for a picture.

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    Tahnycooks — February 17, 2014 @ 4:33 am

    Road trip to the market is required for today! Looks so good and beautiful pictures as always!

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    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — February 17, 2014 @ 6:59 am

    Hahahaha! I LOL’d at your post. And this cake? Looks amazing!

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    Deborah @ Delicious Happens — February 17, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    LOL! Gorgeous cake!! Beautiful photos as always!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — February 17, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    I would’ve done the exact same thing! This looks beautiful.

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    Heather Christo — February 17, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    this is so freaking gorgeous. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor…

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — February 17, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    This cake looks incredibly delicious! I can’t wait to try this! Pinning

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    Phi @ www.sweetphi.com — February 17, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    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!

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    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today — February 17, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    It looks amazing

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 17, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    haha, I would totally rinse them off too!! no shame! these photos turned out beautiful. it really showcases the gorgeous color of blood oranges!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — February 17, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Beautiful! (ps: I’d probably eat blood oranges off the floor too…)

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — February 17, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    Such stunning photographs! Love it! And what a great looking recipe!

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    Tieghan — February 17, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    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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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — February 18, 2014 @ 7:02 am

    Oh my this is just gorgeous! So stunningly beautiful and blood orange rum sauce, to die for!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 18, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    I just found your site through Purr–love it! There’s no way a little meeting with the floor could keep me from devouring this gorgeous cake. Pinned!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 18, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    I would have done the same, those blood oranges are just gorgeous!

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    Chloe Cramer — February 18, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    Your cake is so pretty and looks delicious!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — February 18, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

    I’m always so in love with your pictures. And I will eat a blood orange off the floor lol! Love them!

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    Gaby — February 18, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

    So gorgeous and I would be trying to save those oranges too!

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