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Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze - citrusy & sweet with a tender crumb. The perfect dessert for any occasion and will become a family favorite. Simply Sated
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Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze

Pound cake - citrusy & sweet with a tender crumb and citrus glaze. The perfect dessert for almost any occasion. The glaze adds extra grapefruit flavor and a citrus punch, but the cake is superb even without the glaze. (I am a glaze-lover, though.) ----------Original recipe at Cooking Light: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grapefruit-pound-cake
Course Breakfast Bread, Cake, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Author Susie Gall


  • For the Pound Cake:
  • 9 ounces about 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1- teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup 2% milk
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  • For the Grapefruit Glaze:
  • ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice 1 grapefruit
  • 1- tablespoon grapefruit zest 1 grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3-4 cups confectioner’s sugar


  1. For the Pound Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 325F.
  3. Spray a 10-inch tube or Bundt pan with baking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Whisk together and set it aside.
  5. Place granulated sugar, butter and cream cheese in a large mixer bowl, beat with an electric mixer at HIGH speed until light and fully. Add eggs, 1 at a time then beat in oil, zest and vanilla.
  6. Alternately, add the flour mixture and milk – beginning and ending with flour.
  7. Spoon batter into pan.
  8. Bake at 325F for 60-70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  9. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack 10 minutes then invert cake.
  10. Once the cake has been removed from the pan, completely cool the cake on the wire rack.
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  12. For the Grapefruit Glaze:
  13. Combine grapefruit juice, zest, oil and powdered sugar in a medium bowl and mix well until glaze is smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add a little grapefruit juice, if it is too thin, add a little more juice.