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Jul 5, 2016

Candied Citrus Peel Pound Cake Recipe

Few days back when i was cleaning my fridge, i found few bits and pieces. I found a jar of the homemade candied citrus peels.. I decided to use it in a cake and hence i made this one.

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Strawberry Shortcake

This cake is a rich and buttery cake. It will be a little dense because all pound cake will be a little dense. A slice of this is great for breakfast along with a cup of coffee or tea.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Baking Time : 1 hours
Serves : 5 to 6
Recipe Source: Technicolour Kitchen


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 grams
Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 3/4 cup / 170 grams
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup / 250 grams
Orange Zest - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tblspn
Eggs - 3
Plain Yogurt or Sour Cream - 1/3 cup / 90 ml
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Candied Citrus Peel - 1/2 cup chopped

For Glaze:
Confectioner Sugar / Icing Sugar - 1 cup
Orange Juice - 2 to 3 tblspn

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease a 21x11cm (8½ x 4½ in) loaf pan well and sprinkle flour over it. You can line it with baking paper and grease the paper as well.

Now in a bowl, take flour, baking powder and salt. mix well and set aside.

Now in a larger bowl, take butter, sugar, vanilla, orange zest and whip till creamy.

Add in egg one at a time and whip well. Now add in the flour mix, yogurt and milk and fold gently.

Now add in chopped candied orange peel and fold gently.

Spoon this into baking pan and bake for 1 hour.

Remove and let it cool down for 10 mins in pan. Remove to a cooling rack and cool it for 15 mins.

Now pour the glaze over and let it set for 15 mins.

Slice and serve.

For Glaze, mix icing sugar with orange juice till it is thick and smooth.

Check out this quick video:


Grease a loaf pan with oil and dust with flour

take all your ingredients

take flour in a bowl

add baking powder and salt

whisk well

take butter in a bowl

add sugar

add vanilla

add orange zest

whisk well

add one egg at a time

whip till creamy

add eggs again

whip till creamy

add half of the flour mix

fold gently

add yogurt

add remaining flour

add candied peels

fold gently

add milk

fold gently

spoon this into baking pan

bake till done

remove to a cooling rack

for making glaze, take icing sugar in a bowl

add orange juice

mix well

spoon this over the cake

slice and serve


  1. Wow, nice thought.. good job aarthi. Have an urge to taste it... I'm not good at baking tough..

  2. I can't take my eyes off this receipe. I wonder if I can get these kinds of innovative stuffs from bakery. It's good for people who are bad in baking like me, lol..

  3. Priya @ asmallbite
    Hi aarthi,any alternative to eggs? Love the citrus peels in the cake.

  4. This is a wonderful looking pound cake perfect for breakfast with tea. xo


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