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Orange Pound Cake with Orange Caramel Sauce

Orange Pound Cake with Orange Caramel Sauce

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 large orange
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, softened (no substitutions)
1 large egg
2 large egg whites

Orange-Caramel Sauce:
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350*F. Lightly coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.

With vegetable peeler remove peel from orange; coarsely chop. Cut orange in half and squeeze 1/2 cup juice. Process sugar and peel in food processor, pulsing until peel is finely chopped. Combine buttermilk, 1/4 cup orange juice and vanilla in a small glass measuring cup. (Reserve remaining juice for caramel sauce.)

Beat butter and orange-sugar mixture in large mixer bowl on medium-high speed until combined. Beat in egg and egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes; invert and remove pan.

Make Orange-Caramel Sauce: Meanwhile, combine water and sugar in small saucepan; stir with wooden spoon until sugar is moistened. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat; cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes until sugar dissolves. Uncover and cook until sugar turns amber, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly stir in reserved orange juice (mixture will bubble vigorously). Return to heat and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Cool sauce and serve with cake.

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Serves: 12 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
caloriestotal fatsat fatproteinfibersodium (mg)carbsww pts
1894331189354
  • Lynne Forzese

    This recipe is excellent! Everyone loved it and it didn’t taste diet.

  • mumrock

    This is wonderful! I brought a piece for lunch, intending to eat half for dessert and half for mid-afternoon. Uh-uh, I ate the whole thing at lunch. I brought a piece for a friend of mine, who snarfed it up too.

  • Jinny

    I made this recipe for company they loved it, the only thing i did different was that i warmed up the sauce just before serving it. It was wonderful

  • Nathan Clay III

    Very good recipes.