Orange Almond Pound Cake


This recipe is very versatile. I love using it for holiday parties.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
1 pound cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pound butter, softened

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 3 ounces marzipan

  • 6 eggs

  • cup half-and-half

  • cup milk

  • cup orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tube pan.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  3. Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl until creamy. Add marzipan. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat half-and-half into butter mixture.

  4. Stir 1 cup of flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir in milk. Add another 1 cup flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir milk into mixture. Add remaining flour mixture and stir in orange juice. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and give batter a final mix. Pour batter into prepared tube pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 90 minutes.

  6. Cool cake in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

I used this for mini cupcakes. I reduced the baking time to 15 minutes.

You can substitute brown sugar for the white sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

791 Calories
43g Fat
96g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 791
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 66g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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