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Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

I want to say thank you to all of you who left such kind words.  Chris and I so appreciate each and every one of you and your support has been amazing.  Thank you.

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

2017 has not been kind to us so far and we don’t celebrate Easter, but I do like the idea of new beginnings. Most of the world seems to use the new year celebration as an opportunity to start over or make improvements.  For me, spring is a time of rebirth, new growth, planting gardens, and just a general positive outlook on everything.  I don’t know about you, but I find so much happiness and hope in seeing blooming tulips, green grass, and flowers on plants that I know will bring the most delicious summer tomatoes.

Even though I’ve said we don’t really celebrate Easter, I know many of you do, so I’ve come together with a bunch of my fantastic internet friends to bring you everything you could ever need to have an amazing celebration.  There are links below to some amazing dishes to put on your holiday menu.

I really hope that spring is the start of new beginnings and happier things to come. For me and for you. Cheers, friends.

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze


    For the Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake
  • 2 sticks butter, plus more to coat the pan
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 1/4 cup blood orange wheat ale
  • 2 cups flour, plus more to coat the pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    For the Blood Orange Glaze
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cups blood orange juice (about 2 - 4 oranges)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


    For the Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy
  4. Add cream cheese, vanilla, juice, and beer and beat to combine
  5. Add eggs one at a time
  6. Beat in flour until combined
  7. Coat a bread or loaf pan with butter then flour and shake off excess
  8. Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake for 55 - 65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the center
  9. Cool for about 10 minutes in the pan then remove and cool completely on a wire rack
    For the Glaze
  1. Add powdered sugar to a bowl
  2. Stir in blood orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time until desired color and thickness is reached
  3. Pour over top of cake
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#BloogersDoEaster Virtual Party:

Spring Roasted Carrot Noodle Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette from No Spoon Necessary

Earn Serious Bunny Points, And Make Easter Basket Cupcakes from The Sweet Nerd

Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake from Girl Heart Food

Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs from Beyond Mere Sustenance

Lemon Curd Pavolva from Seasons and Suppers

Cookie Cutter Chocolates from Contemplating Sweets

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze from Beer Girl Cooks

Easter Mini Egg Cookie Bars from Salt and Lavender

Ham and Cheese Scones from Kevin is Cooking

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles from Sugar Hero

Angel Food Cupcakes with Compote Filling from Meg is Well

Easter Hazelnut Meringue Layer Cake from From Scratch Mostly

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus from Seasonal Cravings




31 Responses to Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

  1. You know, I haven’t really baked with blood oranges that much. But I clearly need to change that because this pound cake looks amazing, Rachelle! And that glaze… Hang in there, my friend! Spring is here, and everything is waking up from hibernation. We’ve got you guys in our thoughts. 🙂

  2. I just love seeing everything come back to life this time of year too. You’ve definitely been in my thoughts, my friend! I love blood oranges and this cake is absolutely gorgeous! That colour – whoa! I would SO dig into this right now with a nice cup of coffee. Too good 🙂 Cheers to a lovely week! XO

  3. First, big hugs to you XO I absolutely adore blood oranges and never tire of that wonderful pink they bring to baking. My husband is a big wheat ale fan, so he would especially love the flavour in this one 🙂 Take care.

  4. You know I absolutely love you to pieces Rach, and I’m ALWAYS sending the positive vibes, hugs and love your way. You guys have been in my thoughts and prayers and I’m hoping the year turns around for you all. <3 This pound cake is just STUNNING, my sweets!!!! S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G! Loving the blood orange and wheat ale combo! This is a cake I could devour in NO time!!! Pinned! Cheers, my dear and keep your head up! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss and my thoughts will be with you and your family. I hope this spring will be a rebirth of hope and positivity. And this cake seems to be a great start to welcome in change! This is an amazing pound cake and I kind of want to take a bath in the glaze!

  6. No matter the tradition, you are right about spring Rachelle. Glad you baked this gorgeous cake and hope you will brew a beautiful spring lager soon:) Cheers from these Maibock fans in Colorado! Spring is such a great reminder that there is always something to live for, no matter what we have been trough. Hope that spring has already entered your soul!

  7. This is simply stunning. I am drooling with the cream cheese and vibrant glaze topping. You nailed this one no doubt. I do hope that spring brings happiness to Chris and you. I am always hopeful on new beginnings – Cheers.

  8. Spring is an excellent time for new beginnings… and I hope for new and wonderful things for you and yours!

    This is a beautiful pound cake with a couple of my favorite ingredients (blood oranges and ale!). It’s pinned and shared!

  9. Hoping things start to look a bit better in spring for you all. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Love this cake, the color is just beautiful!

  10. Oh, how pretty is this?! Blood orange juice just gives everything the most lovely color. I’m sorry to hear 2017 has not treated you well, and hope that this is just the start of better things to come! xo

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