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Cranberry-Filled Orange Pound Cake

I made this for a holiday dinner with my family. Everyone loved the cran-orange flavor and the sweet glaze drizzled on top. For a fun variation, add 2/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut when including the orange juice to the batter, and sprinkle the finished cake with toasted coconut. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 2 tablespoons orange juice and the zest. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined.
  • In a small bowl, mix cranberry sauce, cherries and remaining orange juice. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into prepared pan. Spread with cranberry mixture. Top with remaining batter.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, orange zest and enough orange juice to reach desired consistency. Pour glaze over top of cake, allowing some to flow over sides.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 573 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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