Orange Pound Cake with Poppy Seed Glaze

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 h 30 min
  • Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 500 mL
  • 1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 250 mL
  • 1 pkg Light Cream Cheese, room temperature 250 g
  • 1/4 cup Ginger Seasoning Paste 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup orange zest 60 mL
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 10 mL
  • 2 cups sugar 500 mL
  • 4 Large Size Eggs, room temperature 0
  • GLAZE
  • 1 cup icing sugar 250 mL
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice 45 mL
  • 1 tbsp black poppy seeds 15 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9 in. (1.5 L) bundt pan and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

  • Step 2

    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in ginger paste, orange zest and vanilla; slowly add sugar. Beat well at medium-high speed until light, about 5 min. Slowly add eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture and blend until just incorporated.

  • Step 3

    Pour batter into prepared pan and bake on middle rack for 65 to 70 min., until a toothpick inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool on a wire rack before gently removing from pan and cooling to room temperature.

  • Step 4

    In a liquid measuring cup, blend together icing sugar, orange juice and poppy seeds until smooth. If glaze is too thick to pour, continue to add a 1/4 tsp of juice. Pour glaze over cake and allow to set; repeat five or six times more. Slice and serve or keep covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Tip

If you don't have a bundt pan, you can bake this cake in two 9 x 5 in. (2 L) loaf pans.

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Nutrition Facts

  • 1 slice
  • Calories 240
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Sat fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Carbohydrates 31 g
  • Sodium 120 mg
  • Potassium 10 g