Florida Butter Pecan Orange Pound Cake

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
I love moist scratch cakes like this Florida Butter Pecan Orange Pound Cake.


Living here in Florida we have an abundance of orange trees and I am lucky to have a navel orange tree and always developing new recipes.


I took my grandmother's old-fashioned pound cake and transformed it just a tad bit to get this fabulous Florida orange pound cake, I think she'd approve of this one.


This fresh-tasting flavor cake will bring you right to a tropical place in your mind with the first bite.


That buttery citrus flavor with a little pecan crunch inside all just comes together deliciously and tastes great with or without being glazed.


This loaf isn't too sweet and has little bits of orange segments in it, you can't get any fresher tasting pound cake than this recipe.


We just love scratch cakes, you may also like to try our Vintage Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake or her Simple Apple Cake recipes.


Grandma and mom always made a lot of citrus recipes, and another Italian easy favorite cake is their Lemon Ricotta Cake, it's another refreshing flavored cake to try.


For this recipe just scroll down to the printable recipe card.




this is a butter orange cake with slices of oranges on top and pecans inside the loaf





Easy Pantry Ingredients



This easy cake is made with simple ingredients, lots of butter, sugar, flour and really is so easy to make.


Florida orange pound cake is delicious and perfect for a mid-afternoon sweet snack with tea or coffee and just bursting with that sunshine taste.


There are several suggestions and additions you can use or omit some nuts and add seeds for nut allergies, we adapt as we go to our famililes needs, and if you don't like oranges use another citrusy flavor.


this is a butter pecan orange scratch cake



Ingredients You Will Need

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  • large eggs
  • sugar
  • orange segments
  • orange zest
  • butter
  • salt
  • flour
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • dry milk
  • Glaze
  • powdered sugar
  • orange juice
  • pecans
  • Optional: see other suggestions



this is a batter with orange pulp, orange zest for an orange pound cake




Pans To Use


  • Miniature loaf pans around 6
  • non-stick loaf pan
  • 9 x 9 Pans
  • square pan to make cake squares



this is orange cake cooling




Tips and Additions:


  • Add coconut
  • Add any kinds of nuts
  • Add chocolate chips
  • Add pumpkin seeds or sunflower for food allergies
  • Add raisins
  • Add blueberries
  • Line the pans with parchment for easy removal
  • Freeze cake up to 6 months
  • Use the toothpick method in the center (if it comes out clean it's done!) to ensure it's cooked all the way
  • For those not fond of oranges use mango, we love diced mango in this cake also for a substitution
  • Tools needed: zester, orange juicer, mixer, measuring utensils, spatula, and parchment paper or nonstick pans
  • This cake tastes great without any glaze and a little warmed with butter just like grandma served no one could wait until the cake cooled off!




this is a juice extractor navel oranges and a zester




More Recipes To Try



We all grew up on the Old Fashion Banana Bread and it's always been my absolute favorite.


Then I fell in love with Blueberry Bread and Bing Cherry Bread.


Then there is our Old Fashioned Sour Cream Coffee Cake we love and Hot Milk Cake to try, we have many vintage favorite cakes!


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Pound Cake




If you love a moist scratch cake that's a little buttery but dense in comparison to a regular cake, this is it.


Two great tastes in one cake with the delicious fresh oranges and pecans equal a perfectly tropical taste of the Florida orange!


This recipe will keep you warm in mind until you can get to your favorite tropical beach to relax, for now, sit back and enjoy a slice with a cup of strong brewed coffee.




Florida Butter Pecan  Orange Pound Cake

Florida Butter Pecan Orange Pound Cake

Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 18 MinCook time: 50 MinTotal time: 1 H & 7 M
This is an old-fashioned made from scratch pound cake recipe. The loaf has rich and buttery with the refreshing taste of fresh Florida oranges.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2/3 cup sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 - 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 - 1/4 teaspoon dry milk or dry creamer
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter plus 4 tablespoons ( 12 tablespoons altogether)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 very large seedless orange zested and skin removed then pulp sections  chopped ( save some zest for a garnish
  • 1/2 coarsely chopped pecans and more for garnish( substitute sunflower seeds for nut  food allergies)
  • Optional Glaze :
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons or more orange juice to make a thin flowing frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9-inch non-stick loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and beat until it's light and a pale lemony color around 4 minutes.
  4. Add one egg at a time and beat until the mixture is well incorporated about 2 more minutes.
  5. Fold in the dry milk,  flour, baking powder just until well combined, then fold in the orange zest with chopped orange segments and pecans.
  6. Bake the cake for 10 minutes at 375 then lower the heat to 350 for around 50 minutes more.
  7. Cool completely before adding the thin glaze on top with a little zest of an orange for garnish.
  8. Additions and Notes: 
  9. Add coconut
  10. Add any kinds of nuts
  11. Add chocolate chips
  12. Add pumpkin seeds or sunflower for food allergies
  13. Add raisins
  14. Add blueberries
  15. Line the pans with parchment for easy removal
  16. Freeze cake up to 6 months
  17. Use the toothpick method in the center (if it comes out clean it's done!) to ensure it's cooked all the way
  18. For those not fond of oranges use mango, we love diced mango in this cake also for a substitution
  19. Tools needed: zester, orange juicer, mixer, measuring utensils, spatula, and parchment paper or nonstick pans
  20. This cake tastes great without any glaze and a little warmed with butter just like grandma served no one could wait until the cake cooled off!

Calories

395.71

Fat (grams)

14.93

Sat. Fat (grams)

6.77

Carbs (grams)

61.21

Fiber (grams)

1.58

Net carbs

59.63

Sugar (grams)

31.32

Protein (grams)

5.35

Sodium (milligrams)

117.30

Cholesterol (grams)

46.98
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


34 comments

  1. Fabulous bread and awesome photos! Did you shoot on glass? They are really beautiful Claudia!

    I really enjoy sweet breads. Haven't tried a Butter Pecan yet but I feel coming soon :)

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  2. Wonderful! This spicy bread looks delicious, so fragrant and even light. I like pecans very much, but here it's quite a problem to find them. I'll try. Bye bye, have a great we

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  3. The moisture of that bread is just breath taking... I couldn't resist it. It is morning time right now, and I would do anything to have a piece of that in my hand right now!
    Beautiful :D

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  4. Would have been nice to have this with my morning tea!

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  5. Oh, man, this sounds and looks outstanding! Beautiful.

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  6. Hi Claudia, I'm back in action from a vacation! Sorry, haven't visited your blog for a while....

    Fabulous Pecan recipe. I can't bake for nuts so won't u make me some?? Hahaha!

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  7. Pecans! My favorite nut :) Gorgeous bread, well done!

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  8. Great photos, Claudia! I love pecans, this looks delicious and moist :)

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  9. What a great bread..I love butter pecan(I have always butter pecan ice cream in my fridge haha) Great recipe, must try!

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  10. If it looks that amazing I could imagine how beautiful your home must smell like, great photography. I could eat a loaf for breakfast =]

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  11. Oh wow that bread is making my mouth water!

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  12. cake looks wonderful with buttermilk delicious

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  13. Butter pecan bread, looks awesome delicious. I love most of quick bread.

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  14. Butter pecan is one of my favorite ice creams, so I can imagine how good this bread must taste. Happy Mother's Day to you, Claudia.

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  15. This is beautiful Claudia. That luscious bread looks like it's floating. Very Nice!

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  16. Love the name of this, butter pecan! How delicious, thanks Claudia.

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  17. That is a huge piece of butter! I like it! :)

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  18. I love this recipe and your pictures are so beautiful!

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  19. That bread looks so moist and yummy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bread up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/05/sweets-for-saturday-16.html

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  20. Mmmmm, Claudia, my favorite ice cream flavor is butter pecan and now you've taught me how to enjoy it in bread! YUM! Hope you're enjoying Mother's Day!

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  21. Ooooooo lala! This sounds wonderful!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a great looking bread. I've never had or even heard of Butter Pecan, but it sounds very good and tempting.

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  23. What I wouldn't do for a hunk of that right now. :-)

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  24. Butter pecan has always been a favorite...what a great sweet bread, delicious!

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  25. One of my favorite ice creams in bread form! How unique and delicious! Yay - I can comment!

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  26. Oh my that looks good. You are tempting my just when I am trying to be good.

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  27. Oh my that looks good. You are tempting my just when I am trying to be good.

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  28. I have an orange tree too. This recipe is exactly what I was looking for!

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  29. I am a fan of pound cakes! The orange slices and the glaze atop make it so tempting!

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  30. I love anything with pecans in, and these looks amazing. Lovely and light.

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  31. This is such a tasty and easy cake to whip up - definitely wont last long in our home!

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  32. This cake was so easy to make and so delicious! It was a hit with the family. Thanks for the recipe!

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  33. You're so lucky to have your own orange tree, Claudia! I'd be making so many orange-based recipes! I can just smell the orange aroma from this cake!

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