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Pink Grapefruit Cake with Ginger Grapefruit Glaze

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 410kcal
This light and delicious Pink Grapefruit Cake is simple to prepare and drizzled with a gorgeous grapefruit glaze. Made with cream cheese, fresh pink grapefruit juice, and of course some sugar, the flavor and texture are both divine! 
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For the Pink Grapefruit Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (9 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons pink grapefruit zest
  • ¼ cup fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk

For the Ginger Grapefruit Glaze:

  • ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon pink grapefruit zest
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar powdered sugar
  • ¼-½ cup candied ginger


For the Pink Grapefruit Cake:

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325°F. Spray a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • In a mixer bowl, cream together granulated sugar, butter and cream cheese. Beat on HIGH 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at-a-time, beating on MEDIUM until incorporated after each addition.
  • Add the oil, zest, grapefruit juice and vanilla; beat until incorporated.
  • Alternately, beginning and ending with the milk, add the flour mixture and the milk. Beat just until incorporated after each addition.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 325°F for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • While the cake bakes, prepare the Ginger Grapefruit Glaze:

For the Ginger Grapefruit Glaze:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together juice, zest, oil, ginger paste, and salt. Add powdered sugar and whisk until creamy and smooth.
  • Transfer the cake to a cooling rack, cool 10 minutes then invert cake onto the rack – turn cake upright. Cool completely.
  • Drizzle with glaze and sprinkle evenly with the crystallized ginger.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg