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Enjoy the intense orange flavor of this moist and tender Orange Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake. The cream cheese frosting makes it even more delicious. | RotiNRice.com #poundcake #creamcheese #oranges #cakerecipes

Orange Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Enjoy the intense orange flavor of this moist and tender Orange Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake. The cream cheese frosting makes it even more delicious.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: orange swirl cream cheese pound cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

Orange Sauce

  • ¾ cup orange juice from 2 oranges (180ml)
  • ¼ cup sugar (55g)
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp water

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  • cup all-purpose flour (265g)
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened) (½ cup/113g)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (113g)
  • ¾ cup sugar (165g)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp orange oil (or 2 tsp orange extract)
  • ½ cup milk (120ml)
  • 1 orange for garnishing (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese (225g)
  • 2 tbsp butter (softened) (30g)
  • 1 tsp orange oil (or 2 tsp orange extract)
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)

INSTRUCTIONS

Orange Sauce

  • Combine orange juice, sugar, and orange zest in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Bring it to a boil and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add corn starch mixture and stir until sauce thickens. Turn off heat and set aside to allow it to cool.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  • Lightly grease an 8-in x 4-in loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180°C).
  • Sift all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium sized bowl.
  • Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time until combined.
  • Add orange oil or orange extract. Beat for 30 seconds.
  • Add half the flour mixture and half of the milk. Beat on low speed. Then add remaining flour mixture and milk. Continue to beat until combine.
  • Pour half batter into prepared pan. Add half of the orange sauce. Swirl with a butter knife.
  • Pour in remaining batter followed by orange sauce. Again, swirl with butter knife. Then gently tap the pan on the counter several times.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove from loaf pan, peel off parchment paper, and allow cake to cool completely on wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, and orange oil or orange extract until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth and creamy, another 2 minutes.
  • Place cake on a cake stand lined with parchment strips on all sides of the cake to keep cake stand clean. Spread frosting onto the cake. Gently pull parchment strips off from underneath the cake.
  • Decorate with orange slices if desired.

NUTRITION

Calories: 406kcal
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