The holidays are upon us, and that means I’m going to try some new twists on recipes and infuse a ton of desserts with alcohol (wink wink). I’m kicking (the liquored up) things off with this Boozy Orange Pound Cake!
Oh, and did I mention that it’s National Liqueur Day today too? Oh yes. This recipe is the POIFECT thing to celebrate.
This Boozy Orange Pound Cake is firm and sturdy, yet also soft and spongy, and slices cleanly. It’s not dry or crumbly like many pound cakes out there. This perfectly sweet cake is full of refreshing orange flavor, it’s hard to believe it’s made without the white sugar, butter, excess oil, and white flour. One bite and you’ll swear it can’t be low sugar, high protein, high fiber, and 100% whole wheat!
And did I mention it’s drenched in a boozy syrup? Ohhhh yeah.
Because boozy cake is what happens when I go to a liquor store and impulsively buy Grand Marnier. I also bought bourbon and rum but haven’t made anything with those… YET ?
Satisfy your dessert cravings with this Boozy Orange Pound Cake. No need to deprive yourself of treats this holiday season, especially when this cake is around. It’s sweet and buttery, even without the sugar and butter, so you won’t miss those classic traits that are characteristic to typical, unhealthy desserts.
While I wanted this cake to be infused with orange liqueur, I also didn’t want it to be overpowering and make your throat burn going down. This is a dessert, after all, not a shot. The boozy soaking syrup isn’t super strong and alcohol-y, it’s got the perfect ratio of sweet and risqué.
This Boozy Orange Pound Cake tastes like the real deal. Every bite is packed with a sweet, buttery, orange essence, which is enhanced with the boozy soaking syrup.
Your conscience will tell you to eat another slice. Always listen to your conscience!
Healthy Boozy Orange Pound Cake
For how decadent this recipe is, I am super, super pleased with this nutrition label. So um, yes, I’ll take a couple slices, thanks.
Why indulge in excess calories, fat, sugar, and overly processed treats when you can have this WAY better version?? No need for the 4 sticks of butter, 3 cups of sugar, and 8 egg yolks (typical pound cake ingredients) here!
With love and good eats,
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