This delicious orange loaf made with fresh orange juice, orange zest, and oil taste similar to pound cake. The texture is not quite as dense as a regular pound cake, but a little fluffier, and it is lovely and moist.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Grease a standard loaf pan ( 9x5x3 inches approximately) and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined. Mix in the orange zest and juice until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add into the butter mixture and stir until mixed in well.
  4. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing out the top. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool until you can touch the pan safely. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
  6. Glaze with my Orange Icing Glaze when fully cooled.