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Glazed Blood Orange Loaf

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • zest of one blood orange
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice
  • Glaze ingredients:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh blood orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and zest of one blood orange.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, cream butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time and continue to mix on low speed until combined.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Slowly add half the flour mixture, then the fresh juice, then the remainder of the flour mixture.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared pan, smooth top and bake for 60-65 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out almost clean.
  • Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth.
  • Remove cake from pan. Pour glaze over warm cake. Let stand until set, about 10-15 minutes.