Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze is so pretty and pink making it perfect for a spring holiday or Easter gathering.
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.
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
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
Preheat oven to 350
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt
Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy
Add cream cheese, vanilla, juice, and beer and beat to combine
Add eggs one at a time
Beat in flour until combined
Coat a bread or loaf pan with butter then flour and shake off excess
Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake for 55 - 65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the center
Cool for about 10 minutes in the pan then remove and cool completely on a wire rack
For the Glaze
Add powdered sugar to a bowl
Stir in blood orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time until desired color and thickness is reached
Pour over top of cake
#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
David @ Spiced
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. 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
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
That blood orange glaze alone looks amazing. And I love pound cake. Seems like a great way to kick off some new beginnings. Cheers.
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Blood oranges are my favorite thing ever and I love the gorgeous color of this icing. What a great flavor combo. Xo to you!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
You’re in my thoughts Rachelle for betting things to come your way. This blood orange pound cake sounds delish. Blood oranges are one of my favorites. That glaze tho…just gorgeous!
Hey my friend…You’ve been in my thoughts with big wishes for sweeter days. I just love this pound cake and that gorgeous glaze is everything! My family will love it! XO
Wow this is so good!! I just made this. It’s awesome!
Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
Oh goodness… this looks so tasty! That glaze… *drools over keyboard* 😛
Kevin | Keviniscooking
Hang in there Rachelle, sending you and the family good vibes! This cake should be able to put a smile on anyones face and sounds wonderful.
Love this! Pinned, Tweeted and Shared!
Ahh, the colors of blood oranges! Hope this spring has some lovely new beginnings for you 🙂
Meg | Meg is Well
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!
Oh I am so sorry Rachelle, it can be so hard to lose loved ones. I understand, I totally do. sending you lots of love and good wishes, hang in there.
Milena and Chris
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!
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.
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!
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
You are so right about Spring, it is indeed a time of rebirth, new growth. I am sending you good vibes good wishes and hugs. This pound cake looks so delicious, Rachelle. And that cream cheese glaze looks so pretty.
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
I love blood orange anything but especially in a dessert! Actually, I’d eat this for breakfast too 😉
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is
A beautiful cakes and beautiful words, I hope you are doing well Rachelle! Xo.
I just kinda, sorta, wanna jump into a vat of that frosting/glaze!
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!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
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
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
Hugs to you Rachelle. I hope the rest of the year is kind to you. Fresh spring blooms always cheer me up, too. This pound cake is so beautiful! I love blood oranges.. that color is everything!