Starbucks Orange Pecan Pound Cake

Starbucks Orange Pecan Pound Cake

The orange zest and pecan together add a special twist to this simple pound cake. Try it with a cup of cappuccino.

Ingredients (for about 12 servings)

5 large eggs
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup grated orange zest
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sift flour and salt onto a piece of waxed paper.

Beat together butter, vanilla and orange zest in a large bowl until well

Add sugar and continue to beat the mixture until smooth.

Add eggs (one at a time) and beat well after each addition. When all the
eggs are added and beaten, the mixture should turn out light and fluffy.

Add bourbon, milk and half of the sifted flour/salt. Beat together well.

Add the remaining sifted flour/salt and continue beating until smooth.

Stir in pecans.

Butter a 10-inch tube baking pan. Evenly spread the cake batter in the pan.

Bake in a preheated 350° F oven for about 55 - 60 minutes.