Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 35 Mins
Makes 12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Step 2

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in 2 tsp. orange zest, 1 tsp. lemon zest, and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) Bundt pan.

Step 3

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Step 4

Whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice, and remaining 2 tsp. orange zest and 1 tsp. lemon zest until smooth. Spoon over cake.

Ratings & Reviews

December 09, 2016
Do you know IF it refrigerates nicely? I've made it several times, and I'd like to make it for my wedding day brunch, but I clearly can't be in the kitchen on the big day haha

GrammieGril6's Review

August 28, 2014
If you like a Lemony moist cake e you will love this recipe. I've made it twice now for Holidays and it's been a enormous.hit with the entire family. However, make sure you use a true Pound Cake pan and not a Bundt pan because the recipe fills the Pound Cake pan and rises to a tall cake. Awesome Cake!!!!!

llawrence1970's Review

February 28, 2014
Fantastically moist and flavorful! And an interesting story behind it as well!

FrancesElrod's Review

March 25, 2013

AmyNJames's Review

December 18, 2012
Delicious! I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. The glaze was a bit too thin. I'll cut back on the powdered sugar next time. I want the glaze thicker so it will all stay on the cake. It's the best part!