Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

A sweet and tart Christmas dessert, this vegan Cranberry Orange Pound Cake is bursting with holiday flavors. Serve it at your next holiday party or bring it as a hostess gift. It's a hit every time! 

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Orange Pound Cake
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 398 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Cranberry Orange Poundcake
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter, I use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp. orange extract
  • 1 1/4 cup vegan sour cream
  • 3 tbsp. coconut or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
Orange Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. orange juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 10" bundt pan and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a stand-up mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat together the vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add orange zest, orange extract, and vegan sour cream and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Combine oil and orange juice. Alternating wet and dry ingredients, add flour mixture and oil to the batter in three batches until just mixed. Fold in cranberries.

  5. Transfer into prepared bundt (or loaf) pan(s) and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. To make Orange Glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice until it reaches a thick but pourable consistency. Top cake just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Pound cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze this pound cake for up to 2 months. Take it out the day before to let it thaw.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Cranberry Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 386mg17%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 554IU11%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.