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Orange-Almond Pound Cake


Orange-Almond Pound Cake

Orange-Almond Pound Cake

Yield

Makes two 9X5-inch loaves

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
Starfruit slices, strawberry slices and grated orange peel for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two (9X5-inch) loaf pans.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Combine milk and orange juice; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in almond extract and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool loaves in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove loaves to wire racks; cool completely. Garnish, if desired.

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