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Clementine Cranberry Pound cake
Clementine Cranberry Pound Cake with a Clementine Glaze
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

My Clementine Cranberry Pound Cake is perfect for your fall table and winter table. Tart sweet cranberries with a clementine glaze go perfectly with my cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus pound cake, pound cake recipe
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Pound Cake
  • 4 tablespoons clementine juice (or tangerine)
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces butter- softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs warmed 10 minutes in hot tap water
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon tangerine zest
  • 1 cup cranberries
Tangerine Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons clementine juice (or tangerine)
  • 1 teaspoon tangerine zest
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour one standard size loaf pan 

Pound Cake
  1. Using a zester or grater carefully remove the zest of the two tangerines, being careful not to get into the white part of the skin.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add the sugar and tangerine zest and pulse until well blended (5 or 6 times) You can do this by hand if you like.
  3. Allow this to set for 5 minutes to build the aromatics.

  4. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside
  5. beat the butter in the bowl of your electric mixer for two minutes on medium to high speed (scrape down the bowl as needed)
  6. add half the sugar mixture and whip for an additional minute, then add the remainder and continue to whip the butter /sugar mixture for four more minutes, scraping down the bowl and blade as needed.
  7. Remove the eggs from the water, dry them off and add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 30 seconds in between each addition.

  8. On a very low-speed add in the flour mixture, mix until just blended.
  9. Add in the Greek Yogurt and clementine juice , mixing just enough to incorporate them.

  10. Add in cranberries, mixing just enough to incorporate and pour batter into prepared pan

  11. Place the cake on the center rack of your oven and bake for 55-60 minutes. (start checking your cake at around 50 minutes. It should be browned on top and a tester stuck in the middle should come out clean when the cake is done)

  12. Allow cake to cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes then remove from pan.

Clementine Glaze
  1. mix the clementine juice with the confectioners' sugar and mix until well blended, then add zest.

  2. Allow glaze to set for 10 minutes before using.
  3. Top pound cake with glaze adding and additional coat as it drys.
  4. Slice pound cake and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Clementine Cranberry Pound Cake with a Clementine Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Potassium 100mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 80g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 61g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 9.9%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.