Pound cakes are one of the easiest things to bake. It’s one of those cakes you can just whip together and impress people with. You don’t even need a recipe to make one because the recipe lies within the name.
it calls for a pound of flour, a pound of butter a pound of sugar and a pound of eggs. That’s it.If that sounds like a lot of cake, you can cut the ingredients in half — so long as the ratio remains the same, that’s all that matters.
All Purpose flour 1 1/4 cups
Softened Butter or olive oil – 1 1/4 cups
Castor sugar 1 1/4 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Orange juice 1/4 cup
Orange zest 1 tbsp
Orange extract 1 tsp (optional )
Preheat oven to 350 f/ 180°C. Grease a loaf tin/bundt pan with some butter and dust with some flour.
Take butter in a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric beater till light. Add castor sugar gradually and whisk till fluffy.
Break in eggs, one at a time, and whisk. Add orange zest and orange extract / essence and whisk again.
Sift in the flour stir and combine it into the batter.Add fresh squeezed Juice and incorporate.
Pour the batter into loaf tin or bundt pan and bake for 40 to 60 minutes or till toothpick or a knife inserted comes out clean. If you notice it is browning too much on the top, cover with foil.
Slice and Serve .
tips :- if using self raising flour then skip adding baking powder.