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Triple Citrus Pound Cake

This triple citrus delights wont disappoint your sweet tooth with the zest and a tad of juice from the seasons citrus favorites such as; lime, orange and grapefruit. This cake packs a punch with these three flavor combinations, leaving you going……….. Ahhhhhhhh

Recipe courtesy of Better Homes & Garden

Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk
2 tsp finely shredded lime, grapefruit, and orange zest
1 Tbsp grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4,cup butter
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baling soda
1/4 tsp salt

Cake ingredients

For the drizzle on top like a cherry:

2 Tbsp melted butter
1-2 Tbsp orange juice
3/4 cup powder sugar
Finely shredded grapefruit, orange & lime peel

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Ingredients for the drizzle topping.

 

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch fluted tube or bundt pan; set aside.

In a small bowl combine milk, 2 tsp grapefruit, lime, and orange peel, 2 tsp grapefruit juice and mix well.

 

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy

Using a large bowl combine sugar and 1 1/4 cup butter and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.

Add eggs one at a time.

Add eggs one at a time.

Stir in vanilla after all eggs are added.

Vanilla extract added

Vanilla extract added

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Flour, baking powder & soda, salt.

Flour, baking powder & soda, salt.

 

Alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture to butter mixture, beating just until moistened after each addition.

 

milk, citrus peel/zest, and grapefruit juice.

milk, citrus peel/zest, and grapefruit juice.

Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or untill a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and allow to cool completely.

 

Allow to cool before adding drizzle.

Allow to cool before adding drizzle.

 

To make drizzle topping:

Using hand mixture beat ingredients till well blended.

Using hand mixture beat ingredients till well blended.

Using a small bowl combine 2 Tbsp melted butter and 1 Tbsp orange juice add powder sugar; beat until smooth. If necessary add remaining orange juice to make drizzle consistency.

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Drizzle all over cake and if desired sprinkle with any left over zest/grated peel from one or all three citrus fruits

 

 

 

Don't forget to enjoy this citrus marvel.

Don’t forget to enjoy this citrus marvel.

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About Clarissa Cordero

Hi, I'm Clarissa from Huntington Beach, CA, I am an Author, Foodie and self taught "Home Cook" I love to “Dish” when it comes to anything that is food related as it has been a passion of mine from the moment I was able to hold a spatula. I have well over thirty years of experience in cooking, baking, and grilling. I've spent the last five or so years learning to replicate dishes of various cuisines around the world, create new dishes and reboot some of the classics I grew up with. It has been a pleasure sharing with others my passion, ideas, tips, and tricks that will make life in the kitchen fun and a lot easier.

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