Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake marries zesty orange pound cake with creamy vanilla icing that’s reminiscent of the favorite frozen treat of childhood.
I may be known for baking really good pies, but on occasion, I get a craving that only a great cake can satisfy. And when I do cake, I do it up with a bunch of complimentary flavors, like this Strawberry Colada Cake with Coconut Buttercream. Then there’s the ever-tasty Coconut Meyer Lemon Meringue Cake, which ties into one of the most hilarious stories of my childhood with my sly witted grandpa, my favorite dog, and…well, you’ll just have to click over to read that one. Suffice it to say, the dog got the better of me, much to the delight of my grandpa.
I’ve had dogs for most of my life. First there was Smudge, the little black schnauzer-poodle that I did my best to wind up to an extra level of crazy that pretty much confirmed every stereotype pertaining to little yippy dogs. Then there was Maddie, the German Shepherd-Beagle mix that looked like a full grown shepherd with a beagle head & legs. We bred her with a black lab-Basset hound mix of the same stature. The puppies were hilariously cute!
Later in life, I moved on to Great Danes, including a stint coordinating adoptions for Great Dane Rescue, Inc. At one point, we had 260 lbs. of Dane in the form of Kayla & Noelle. Once I owned a few Danes, I vowed to never own a dog weighing less than 120 lbs. again. Giant dogs are just too flipping cool!
Fast forward 4 kids later, and somehow we ended up with not a Great Dane, but a 40lb. Coonhound-Beagle that was way too cute not to adopt. I mean, seriously! Just look at this face:
My sweet Daisy Mae made me change my mind about little dogs. Yes, I still consider her “little” at only 40 lbs. Now I insist that 40 lbs. is the smallest dog that I’d ever have in my house.
Until this happened:
Two little white puffs of Freya and Piper came to stay with us while their moms were vacationing in Florida. Just like that, I had a whopping 9 lbs. of fluff-dogs for a couple of weeks. They are just the sweetest little things! They aren’t at all yippy or obnoxious. Daisy still ignored them.
I’m getting to the cake–I promise!
The “Girls” pretty much spent their time snuggling on my lap and distract me from getting anything done. When they weren’t snuggling, they were being carried around by one of the Sons. I swear that their paws barely touched the ground the entire time they were with us. They were so spoiled over here!
I would never have considered owning a lap dog before Piper and Freya came to visit, but now I wouldn’t shoo one away if it turned up on my doorstep. I’m still hoping for another Dane someday, but I figure that I can have 28 of these little dogs and still not equal the weight of two Great Danes. Ha!
When Freya and Piper’s moms returned all tanned and rested from their little vacay, they brought with them an enormous bag of fresh Florida oranges as payment for watching their little sweeties. The boys did their best to eat their respective weights in oranges that first week, but we still had a ton left! I didn’t want them to go bad, so obviously I had to bake something with the oranges.
I thought about making an Orange Cream Pie, but in the end, I decided to put an orange-y spin on pound cake with this Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake.
See?! CAKE! I told you we’d get here eventually.
Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake marries zesty orange pound cake with creamy vanilla icing for a taste similar to the favorite frozen Creamsicle ice cream treat of childhood. Only better. Because cake. Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake has the moist, firm texture that pound cake is known for, with a punch of orange zip and a creamy vanilla finish. Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake is just what we need to soothe our hearts as we miss our little furry guests.