Fresh Orange Pound Cakes With An Orange Glaze
- FOR THE CAKE:
- 2 sticks butter - (8 oz) at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 3 large egg yolks at room temperature
- 3 medium oranges zested
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- FOR THE GLAZE:
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 ounces sliced almonds finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 24 (1/2-cup) mini bundt pans. (2 pans of 12 mini-bundt tins).
In an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add the eggs and yolks, 1 at a time, and continue to beat until incorporated. Add the orange zest and vanilla. Add the flour and salt, 1/2 cup at a time until the batter is smooth.
Spoon 1/3 cup of the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top of the cakes dome and are slightly golden. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Unmold the cakes onto wire racks.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the confectioners sugar and orange juice together. Whisk until smooth. Place the wire racks over a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the glaze over each cake. Sprinkle the top of each cake with the almonds. Cool the cakes to room temperature. Place the cakes on a serving platter and serve.
This recipe yields about 24 cakes.