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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


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


Ingredients for the drizzle topping.




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.



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.


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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  1. Reblogged this on Dish With Clarissa and commented:

    Where summer and the flavors of citrus go hand in hand…



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