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Blood orange rosemary bundt cake on cooling rack.
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Blood Orange Rosemary Bundt Cake

Rich, buttery and tender. This blood orange rosemary bundt cake is made with tangy buttermilk and drizzled with a sweet and tangy blood orange glaze, then scattered with chopped rosemary to make this a classic fit for a modern table.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 18 Servings
Calories 321kcal
Author Debs

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • zest of 2 blood oranges
  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs

Blood Orange Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar sifted
  • 3-5 Tablespoons blood orange juice
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary 1 chopped, 2 whole

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350f/ 180c. Butter and flour a 10 cup bundt pan. In a small bowl mix the buttermilk and lemon juice and set aside. In a medium bowl weight out all the dry ingredients, flour baking powder, baking soda and zest of the lemons and oranges and poppy seeds.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, or use an electric hand held mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  • With the mixer on low alternate adding the buttermilk and flour mixture to the bowl, beginning and ending with the flour.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bunt pan and bake for about 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out almost clean.
  • Leave on a wire rack to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before flipping it over onto a wire rack to continue cooling. Mix the glaze and drizzle over the cake. Garnish with the chopped rosemary and the whole sprigs.

Notes- Optional: If you’d like to elevate this cake to something show stopping you can thinly slice some blood oranges and leave them in a very low oven overnight to dry out. Use about 1 orange to make 10 slices.

  • This cake makes about 18 slices.