Grapefruit Pound Cake

I committed to the Reddit 52 week baking challenge in 2021 in order to bring some organization to my baking and to work on new skills. For week 2 (seasonal ingredients) I made the Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake from the original Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.

As an aside, I won’t be posting copyrighted recipes when I haven’t made adaptations to them (food coloring notwithstanding). I promise that, if you google “Smitten kitchen grapefruit olive oil pound cake,” you can find the recipe, word-for-word, on multiple other sites. I’m too much of a rule follower.

Today’s baking adventure is brought to you by my kiddo


Rub sugar and grapefruit zest and together. Add olive oil.

“Don’t eat the yellow snow!” she says, and laughs.

Glazed cake

Making icing

I am blessed with a child who loves bright colors. And sprinkles. There are so many sprinkles in our lives.

I’m a total novice when it comes to food photography, but I’m ok with today (just ignore the salmon-like appearance). It tasted … perfect.

We should all bake more cake.

What’s next?

If you make this pound cake or have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment here or share a pic with me on Instagram!

Check out other uglyducklingbread cakes and quickbreads like this blackberry lemon quickbread, raspberry loaf cake, or chocolate chip pound cake.

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