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cranberry orange pound cake loaf with slices of cake

Magical Cranberry and Orange Pound Cake

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 80 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Cake


Delicious, moist, and soft pound cake flavored with orange zest and fresh cranberries is the perfect dessert for your family.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Use the paddle attachment of your stand mixer and creaming together butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes until light a fluffy. Be sure to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl at intervals to ensure all the butter is mixed with the sugar. 
  3. Add the sour cream and mix for 1 minute until combined. 
  4. Then add the eggs one at a time and continue mixing together with the paddle attachment. You want to ensure each egg is mixed into the batter before adding another egg. 
  5. Add salt, baking powder, and vanilla and combine with a spatula. 
  6. Add sifted flour half cup at a time and combined it with the spatula. The batter should be luscious and creamy. 
  7. Add orange zest and cranberries and fold into the batter.
  8. Butter and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. 
  9. Pour in the batter into loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes until it is cooked through the center.


  1. To butter and flour a pan you need to rub a tablespoon of room temperature butter on the inside of the loaf pan and then sprinkling a tablespoon of flour to the inside of the pan. Move the flour around the inside of the loaf pan until it is fully coated.

Keywords: cranberry and orange, pound cake, dessert, treat, winter