Orange Soda Easter Pound Cake


March 18, 2021 By: Comments
Tagged: Spring Spring. Pound Cake Pound Cake. Easter Easter. Cakes Cakes. Oranges Oranges. Desserts Desserts. Desserts Desserts. Baked Baked.
Prep:
15 Minutes
Cook:
I Hour
Serves:
6 to 8
You’ve probably baked pound cakes for special occasions in the past, maybe even for Easter. But this festively decorated recipe has a secret ingredient that makes this cake playful and fluffy - orange soda! So, if your loved ones are big fans of this sweet and fizzy drink, this may be the perfect easy Easter dessert to make this year. Plus, there’s even some fresh orange juice and zest for extra citrus flavor!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and very thoroughly coat a Bundt pan with shortening or oil using a paper towel dipped in oil. Lightly dust the greased pan with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. In a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, letting each fully combine. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
    baking ingredients on counter top
  3. Turn the mixer speed down to low and very slowly pour in the orange soda. Add the orange zest and juice and beat until just combined. Spoon the batter into the Bundt pan until full, level off and bake for 1 hour (until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
    Spatula spreading batter in a bundt cake pan
  4. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before turning it over onto a cooling rack. Make the vanilla glaze by slowly whisking the milk into the sugar until it is thin enough to “drip”; then whisk in the vanilla.
    cake on cooling rack
  5. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the cake. Decorate the cake with sprinkles. Allow the glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving.
    spoon drizzeling icing coole cake

Recipe Tip: Cake sticking to the pan? Turn it over onto a clean kitchen towel and tap on the sides with a spoon. Or allow it to sit upside-down for 10 minutes and let gravity pull the cake down from the pan.