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


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 30 mins
25 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
1 pound cake


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tube pan.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

791 calories; protein 9.2g 19% DV; carbohydrates 95.7g 31% DV; fat 42.8g 66% DV; cholesterol 212.8mg 71% DV; sodium 423.7mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 1 stars
This cake was greasy!! To much butter.. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
Way way too much butter. The orange flavor didn't come through. This is a heavy greasy cake. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This cake was greasy!! To much butter.. Read More