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Utterly Irresistible Orange Whiskey Pound Cake

by Jennifer Wieland
Utterly Irresistible Orange Whiskey Pound Cake


Pound cake is a staple in my house. Among my family is is hands down the most requested dessert. I grew up with a dad who has a love for pound cake like you would not believe. When I was young I didn’t get the whole draw to pound cake it took a long time for me to emerge as a pound cake fan girl. Now I like to experiment and do different takes and twists on my favorite basic pound cake recipe. To bring out the Irish from my maternal grandmother I just had to break out some Jameson Whiskey and make it into an utterly irresistible orange whiskey pound cake.

Utterly Irresistible Orange Whiskey Pound Cake

I’ve only drank whiskey once in my life It’s a moment I won’t ever forget. I’m a drinking wuss! Whiskey burns going down, made me cough and my eyes water. I know I’m never going to be that uber cool chick that can shoot whiskey so instead I make myself cooler by boozing up an awesome, freaking cake!

Utterly Irresistible Orange Whiskey Pound Cake

The whiskey in the cake adds a smoky undertone that pairs really well with the brightness of flavor that you get from the orange juice and zest. Pair the cake slices with some melted orange marmalade drizzled over the top and some whipped cream to finish it off. Serve with an Irish coffee or a shot depending on the crowd that your sharing it with. 

Utterly Irresistible Orange Whiskey Pound Cake

Utterly Irresistible Orange Whiskey Pound Cake
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
531 calories
75 g
147 g
22 g
7 g
13 g
146 g
176 g
50 g
1 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531
Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 147mg
Sodium 176mg
Total Carbohydrates 75g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 50g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 c. salted butter, softened
  2. 3 c. sugar
  3. 1 orange zested
  4. 6 large eggs
  5. 3 c. all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  8. 1/3 c. Jameson Whiskey
  9. 3 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
  1. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until completely incorporated. In another bowl mix together the flour and baking powder. In a measuring cup combine the cream, whiskey and orange juice. Alternating between the wet and dry ingredients add them to the butter and egg mixture. Make sure to start and end with the dry ingredients.
  2. Thoroughly spray a bundt pan with baking spray and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Place the pan into the cold oven. Turn the oven to 325° and bake the cake for one hour and fifteen minutes without opening the door. When time is up check the cake. If done remove from the oven. If it still needs more time, let it continue to finish baking.
  3. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a plate, wire rack or cake plate. Serve warm or cool completely.
  1. Additional serving ideas: ice cream, whipped cream, orange zest, warmed orange marmalade
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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