Scrumptious Orange Crush Pound Cake Recipe

Ever wondered what would happen if Orange Crush and pound cake had a baby? Well, wonder no more! Introducing the Orange Crush Pound Cake – a mouthwatering treat that combines classic pound cake with the refreshing citrus flavor of Orange Crush soda.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I love experimenting with new flavors and ingredients to create unique dishes that are both delicious and fun. When I came across the idea of using Orange Crush in a pound cake recipe, I knew I had to try it out.

The result? A soft and fluffy cake that’s bursting with bright orange flavor, with a subtle sweetness that’s perfectly balanced by the tanginess of cream cheese frosting. Just imagine biting into a slice of this cake on a hot summer day – it’s like taking a sip of your favorite soda in dessert form!

Whether you’re an Elvis Presley fan looking for his favorite cake recipe or simply someone who loves trying out new desserts, this Orange Crush Pound Cake is sure to become one of your go-to recipes. So grab your apron and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Orange Crush Pound cake
Orange Crush Pound cake

Are you looking for a dessert that’s sweet, citrusy and easy to make? Look no further than the Orange Crush Pound Cake. This cake is sure to impress with its moist texture and bold citrus flavor. But why should you choose this recipe above all others? Here are a few reasons:

Firstly, the cake is made with simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. You don’t need any fancy or expensive ingredients to create this delicious dessert.

Secondly, the recipe is incredibly versatile. While the Orange Crush soda gives the cake a unique flavor, you can easily adapt the recipe to include your favorite soda or carbonated beverage. Imagine trying out variations like Fanta Orange or even cream soda!

Thirdly, this cake is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party, potluck or simply enjoying a quiet night at home, this cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Finally, the Orange Crush Pound Cake pays homage to one of music’s greatest legends: Elvis Presley. The King himself was known for his love of pound cake, and this recipe adds a modern twist with the addition of Orange Crush soda.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe and taste for yourself why it’s quickly becoming a staple in households across the country.

Ingredient List

 Zesty orange pound cake that will melt in your mouth!
Zesty orange pound cake that will melt in your mouth!

Now that we’ve covered the reasons why you’ll love this Orange Crush Pound Cake recipe, let’s go over the ingredient list.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious and tangy cake:

For the topping:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar

These ingredients will make a delicious Orange Crush Pound cake that will be perfect for any occasion. Now that we have our ingredients let’s move on to the recipe how-to!

The Recipe How-To

 Brighten up your day with this citrusy dessert that tingles your taste buds.
Brighten up your day with this citrusy dessert that tingles your taste buds.

Now, let’s dive into the fun part – making the cake! Here’s what you will need to do:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

This step is crucial to ensure that your cake bakes evenly. Heat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2: Mix the Wet Ingredients

Grab a large mixing bowl and cream together 1 cup of margarine, 1/2 cup shortening, and 5 cups of granulated sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until this mixture is light and fluffy. Then, add in 5 whole eggs one at a time while continuously beating at a low speed until just combined.

Step 3: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In another bowl, shift together 3 cups of cake flour, 1/2 teaspoon of saltand two third cups of flour. Gradually add the flour mixture into your wet mixture above on low speed just until everything is combined.

Step 4: Add in Orange Crush

Then, pour in 1 cup of Orange Crush soda and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract into this mixture. Stir until everything comes together perfectly.

Step 5: Bake Your Cake

Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan (around 10-inch size) and pour the mixture uniformly using a spatula or large spoon. Spread it out evenly so you get the perfect density throughout your cake. Place it inside your pre-heated oven for around 60-70 minutes.

Tip: Don’t Open The Oven Door Too Early

Remember, avoid opening the oven door too early, as this may cause your cake to sink or not bake perfectly. Wait for about 50 to 60 minutes after placing it in there before checking on it with a toothpick or cake tester.

Step 6: Cool and Serve

When it’s finally done, let the cake cool on a wire rack for about 15 to 20 minutes before removing it from the pan. Once cooled, sprinkle the top with some powdered sugar or frost your cake with some orange-flavored cream cheese icing for a more decadent taste.

And voila! Your Orange Crush Pound Cake is now ready to be served and enjoyed.

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for afternoon tea, breakfast, or dessert after dinner.
Perfect for afternoon tea, breakfast, or dessert after dinner.

Are you looking to mix things up with your Orange Crush Pound Cake recipe? Here are a few substitutions and variations that you can try out:

– Vanilla: If you’re not a fan of the taste of vanilla, you can add in some almond extract instead. It’ll give your cake a subtle nutty flavor that pairs nicely with orange.

– Cream Cheese: While cream cheese is a great addition to this recipe, you can also use mascarpone cheese or Greek yogurt as an alternative.

– Margarine/Shortening: You can substitute margarine and shortening for unsalted butter for added richness and flavor.

– Orange Crush: If you don’t have Orange Crush on hand, don’t worry – you can use other orange-flavored sodas such as Fanta or Sunkist.

– Cake Mix: To save time and effort, use a white cake mix in place of plain flour for an easier version of the recipe.

– Crush Cake: For an extra burst of orange flavor, try topping your Orange Crush Pound Cake with an orange glaze made from freshly squeezed orange juice, grated orange zest, powdered sugar, and cream cheese.

By experimenting with different flavors and ingredients, you can create variations of this classic pound cake recipe that are completely personalized to your tastes. Whether you’re intrigued by Elvis Presley’s favorite cake or prefer Betty Crocker’s Soda Pop Cake Mix rendition of the dessert classic, there’s no limit to the number of ways you can customize this beloved recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 This pound cake is incredibly moist and infused with a fresh orange flavor.
This pound cake is incredibly moist and infused with a fresh orange flavor.

This Orange Crush Pound Cake is perfect for any occasion. It makes a great dessert for a special occasion or simply as a treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. This delicious and refreshing cake goes well with a variety of beverages, such as a tall glass of milk, hot tea or cold lemonade.

For an extra pop of flavor, you may serve this cake with a citrus-flavored Italian soda or sparkling water. You can also pair it with some fresh fruit such as berries, sliced oranges or peaches, to balance out its sweetness.

If you want to take it up a notch and make it more indulgent, you can drizzle cream cheese icing on top of the cake. This adds a velvety contrast to the moist texture of the cake and complements its orange flavor quite well. You can also serve it with some chocolate ice cream or sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top for an additional richness in taste.

Another great pairing option is to enjoy this Orange Crush Pound Cake alongside a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Its bold orange flavor complemented by the smooth scent of coffee makes for an irresistible combination.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair this cake, one thing is for sure – it’s guaranteed to be an absolute crowd-pleaser that your family and guests will love!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Now that you have mastered the art of making a delectable Orange Crush Pound cake from scratch, let’s talk about how to store and reheat it for later consumption. The good news is that this cake can be easily made-ahead of time and stored for a few days without compromising the texture or taste.

To make the storing process easier, I recommend wrapping your Orange Crush Pound cake in plastic wrap and keeping it in an airtight container. You can also refrigerate it for up to a week or freeze it for up to three months.

If you plan on freezing your Orange Crush Pound cake, make sure it has cooled down completely before wrapping. Otherwise, the moisture will create freezer burn, which will alter its taste and texture. In addition, I suggest wrapping it twice in plastic wrap and then using aluminum foil to prevent air from getting into the packaging.

Once you are ready to thaw your cake, simply remove it from the freezer and let it come to room temperature for 2-3 hours. You can also microwave individual slices for 30 seconds each until they are fully heated.

Reheating your Orange Crush Pound cake is easy too! Simply preheat your oven to 350°F and place your room temperature cake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until it’s warmed through. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy warm individual slices, microwave them for 10-15 seconds each until they’re heated to your liking.

So go ahead, make a batch of this luscious Orange Crush Pound cake recipe today and save some for later. With these easy storing and reheating tips, every slice will taste as fresh as when it first came out of the oven!

Tips for Perfect Results

Creating the perfect Orange Crush Pound cake requires some attention to details, but by following these tips, you can ensure a delicious and moist cake every time.

Firstly, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. When using cold eggs or butter from the fridge, it can cause the batter to curdle or not combine as well. So, allow your ingredients to sit out for at least an hour before you start baking.

When making the cake batter, stick to the recipe measurements and instructions. For example, when it says to add eggs one at a time, make sure to do so. Otherwise, adding too much of one ingredient or not mixing it thoroughly could cause the cake to fall apart or taste flat.

To prevent your cake from sticking to the pan after baking, generously grease the pan with butter or shortening and lightly dust it with flour.

Another essential tip is to avoid overmixing the batter. Overmixing can cause air bubbles in the batter to escape and lead to a dense and heavy cake. So mix just until all ingredients are combined.

Once the cake has finished baking, allow it to cool entirely before removing it from the pan. This prevents any breaks or cracks when transferring it out of the pan.

Lastly, if desired, you can add an extra zesty touch by drizzling orange cream cheese icing over the top of your pound cake. To make this icing, mix cream cheese with powdered sugar and add in orange juice and zest until well combined.

By following these tips, you will be able to achieve a perfect Orange Crush Pound Cake every time that even Elvis Presley would love!


As you dive deeper into the world of baking, it’s natural to have questions or face unexpected challenges along the way. To help you avoid any possible hiccups, I’m here to answer some frequently asked questions about this Orange Crush Pound Cake recipe. From ingredient substitutions to adjusting the baking temperature, I want to ensure that your cake comes out perfectly every time. So let’s get started!

What was Elvis Presley favorite cake?

There’s a tale that Elvis Presley had a particularly beloved cake that his grandmother would prepare for him whenever he came to visit – a pineapple and pecan cake that was known for being incredibly luscious and flavorful.

What is Elvis Presley pound cake?

In 1987, on the tenth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s passing, the owners of a restaurant in Memphis were given a recipe for pound cake by Janelle McComb, a childhood friend of The King. The Sterns, owners of the restaurant, claim that every Christmas, McComb would bake two loaves of the delicious cake and gift them to Graceland. Today, this recipe is hailed as a vintage Southern classic, and it’s easy to see why.

What’s the recipe for the Elvis Presley cake?

For this British dessert recipe, you will need a package of white cake mix, with a preference for the Great Value Deluxe Moist White Cake Mix of 15.25 oz. You will also require an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple with juice, 2 cups of white sugar, an 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of softened butter, 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 cup of chopped pecans. These ingredients come together to create a delectable and creamy pineapple cake.

What makes a pound cake fall apart?

Moisture mishaps can lead to a sunken center in your cake, so it’s important to get it just right. Careful planning and accurate temperature control are key, as under-baking and imbalanced emulsification can also cause issues. In addition, too much leavening can create problems as well. Along with these factors, geography can also play a role in the outcome of your cake.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Orange Crush Pound Cake is a perfect dessert for any occasion. You’ll love this recipe because it’s easy to make, has a rich orange flavor, and can be served with a variety of toppings or on its own. With the combination of the classic pound cake ingredients and the addition of orange crush soda, your tastebuds will be in for a treat. Trust me, this recipe is worth trying.

I hope the ingredient list, recipe how-to, substitutions and variations, serving and pairing, make-ahead tips, storing and reheating recommendations, helpful tips for perfect results, and frequently asked questions have been useful. Remember to bake with passion, experiment with different substitutions and add-ons to find your own signature recipe.

So why not try this recipe? Let this Orange Crush Pound Cake be your Elvis Presley’s favorite cake! If you are a lover of bundt pans like Pioneer Woman or betty Crocker soda pop cake mixes or chocolate cake lovers, you might want to experiment putting your spin on it within reason. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just treating yourself to a sweet treat at home, this cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget to top it off with some cream cheese icing or chocolate drizzle! Let’s get baking!

Orange Crush Pound cake

Orange Crush Pound cake Recipe

I don't know how many servings this makes,depends on how big each piece is but it makes 1 cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Weeknight
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 7382.9kcal


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup orange crush orange soda
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Cream shortening, margarine and sugar.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time,mixing well after each.
  • Add orange crush, alternately with sifted flour.
  • Add Add flavorings.
  • Put into greased and floured tube pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • FROSTING: Cream margarine and cream cheese Add powdered sugar and flavorings.
  • Spread over warm cake.


Serving: 1951g | Calories: 7382.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 992.1g | Protein: 77.6g | Fat: 353.9g | Saturated Fat: 94g | Cholesterol: 1151.1mg | Sodium: 1704.5mg | Fiber: 10.1g | Sugar: 670.9g

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