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Super Moist Orange Pound Cake with White Chocolate Glaze

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9-by-5-inch cake (9 servings) 1x


Moist orange pound cake, made with fresh clementine juice and topped with a sweet white chocolate glaze, will bring a burst of sunshine into your home.



For the Cake:

  • 14 tablespoons softened unsalted butter (1 3/4 sticks), divided
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 clementine (about 3 teaspoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted (6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (5.25 ounces)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon clementine zest (from about 3 clementines)

For the Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips (4.6 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipped cream
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Use 1 tablespoon of butter to grease a standard 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Cut remaining butter into small pieces. Set aside.
  3. Place milk, eggs, vanilla, juice, and nutmeg in a medium bowl and beat well with a fork, about 30 seconds.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add clementine zest. Beat at medium speed, then begin adding the remaining butter a few pieces at a time. Make sure to incorporate well after each addition before adding more.
  5. Slowly pour in the milk mixture, beating constantly until just combined.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. Heat chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for one minute on high power, stirring halfway through. 
  8. Stir together white chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, and orange zest in a bowl. Stir until well-combined.
  9. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: orange, clementine, white chocolate, pound cake