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by dassana amit updated October 21, 2013

eggless orange cake: easy eggless orange cake recipe

eggless orange cake recipe - here’s an easy, simple and no fuss recipe to make vegan and eggless orange cake. the cake is full of orange flavor with a light orangish color…. soft and light.

first time we had an orange cake and it reminded us of the orange cream biscuits that we get here, in india.

i have made the orange cake with fresh orange juice but you can even use readymade orange juice. the quantity is a medium sized bar of cake enough for 3-4 people.

eggless orange cake vegan

you can even frost the cake with some orange whipped cream or butter icing. i kept it plain as we like it this way. even orange muffins can be made from this cake batter.

this orange cake can be baked both in regular oven and in the microwave oven with convection mode.

i made the cake with whole wheat flour & powdered jaggery, but you can easily substitute all purpose flour and fine or powdered sugar. this is not a heavy cake as i have used very less oil (1/4 cup)… so even after having the cake, you won’t feel heavy. a healthy recipe of an orange cake.

eggless orange cake recipe

you might also love to check these eggless cake recipes:

  1. Eggless Plum Cake Recipe
  2. Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake
  3. Vegan Banana Chocolate Cake
  4. Chocolate Banana Carrot Cake

eggless orange cake recipe below:

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eggless orange cake
 
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Recipe type: dessert, brunch
Cuisine: world
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or all purpose flour/maida or half-half of both the flours
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup powdered jaggery organic unrefined cane sugar or regular fine or powdered sugar (add more if required)
  • ¼ cup olive oil or butter
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp eggless vanilla custard powder or corn flour/corn starch
Instructions
  1. preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. sieve the whole wheat flour with salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. in a bowl add the sugar and oil.
  4. with an electric beater or hand beater or a wooden spoon, beat this mixture of oil/butter and sugar till well blended and creamy.
  5. now add the orange juice and orange zest.
  6. stir well.
  7. fold in sieved flour and custard powder/corn starch.
  8. after folding, you can even lightly beat the cake mixture.
  9. pour the batter in a lined or greased cake tin of about 7×4 inches.
  10. bake in a preheated oven for 180 degrees C for 30-35 minutes.
  11. serve eggless orange cake warm with tea or coffee.
Notes
if using fresh orange juice, then make the juice just before you add it to the oil-sugar mixture. keeping orange juice for a long time can result in it getting bitter and spoiling the taste of the cake.

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Nimmi April 1, 2014 1

Dassana, I used ghee instead of oil/butter and had a very difficult time in dissolving the sugar but the end result was worth the effort. it was really fluffy and delicious and was done in 25 mnts at 180 c. one doubt, If i want to double the quantity, do i need to add more baking powder and baking soda? Thanks

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dassana amit April 3, 2014 2

nimmi, you made a ghee cake :-) ghee will surely make the cake taste delicious. yes you will need to increase the baking powder. increase the baking soda will give that soapy smell. so i suggest adding 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.

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rj March 21, 2014 3

very nice recipe.doesnt involve a hand mixer and thats what i loved the most.i forgot to add the corn flour and didnt notice much change in the texture.wud however reduce the sugar by quarter. thanks

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dassana amit March 21, 2014 4

welcome rj

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shilpa February 20, 2014 5

Don we need to add curd in eggless cake as we r using eggless custerd pd

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dassana amit February 21, 2014 6

depends on the recipe. you don’t need to add curd in all eggless cakes.

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shilpa February 20, 2014 7

May i know what is orange zest

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dassana amit February 21, 2014 8

the top layer of the orange peel is orange zest. this is grated and added to the cake.

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sital January 30, 2014 9

I made this cake today with multigrain flour, and stevia for a diabetic loved one and it was delicious…….will try making the others too

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dassana amit January 30, 2014 10

thanks sital for sharing your variation. yes do try other cake recipes.

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Anonymous January 30, 2014 11

sorry forgot to add.. that if you using stevia u need to add 1/3 extra cup of the bulking agent.. in this case the orange juice… thanks and will look forward to more of your healthy but delicious recipes

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dassana amit January 31, 2014 12

thanks again.

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swathi January 28, 2014 13

I liked this cake very much as it is healthy to use wheat flour instead of white flour. Itreally came out well. SSmooth cake. Loved it. I didnot use corn flour/ venilla. I made orange juice in mixy and used pulp too. ( I tasted orange juice to test bitterness) (y) thank you so much for the mouth watering recipe.

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dassana amit January 29, 2014 14

thanks for the feedback swathi.

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SUNDEEP January 1, 2014 15

My batter came out very thick it was not a flowing tendency.I am baking the cake now.Keeping my fingers crossed

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dassana amit January 5, 2014 16

hope the cake turned out good. not sure why the batter was thick. may be the quality of flour.

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Devang December 10, 2013 17

The cake was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had plucked dozens of oranges from our garden, didn’t know what to do with em. PERFECT!!!!
Thanks a ton! My Mom doesnt lemme enter the kitchen, so i baked it when she was out. :P
Everyone loved it!
So m bakin it again, with whipped cream and stuff.
I just wanna know, can i moisten the layers by orange juice before spreading the cream?

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dassana amit December 10, 2013 18

thats great. you are lucky to have oranges from your garden :-)

yes, you can moisten the layers. just brush lightly with orange juice. make sure that the cake does not becoming soggy.

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suchitra December 9, 2013 19

orange cake in the oven…the house is smelling divine..what a way to welcome hubby dear home:)…will tell you how it was :)

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dassana amit December 10, 2013 20

thanks and hope the cake was good.

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Devang December 8, 2013 21

Instead of vanilla custard powder if i add corn flour, will it be advisable to add vanilla essence as well?

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dassana amit December 10, 2013 22

you can add corn flour instead of custard powder. yes you can add vanilla essence.

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rupali varma November 22, 2013 23

do you have any recipe for make bread at home ?

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dassana November 22, 2013 24

you will find all the bread recipes from the blog on this link – http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/recipes/bread-recipes/

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rupali varma October 26, 2013 25

do u have substitute for eggs . i would like to know substitute for an egg.

Thnx

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dassana November 25, 2013 26

by substitute what do you mean? there are many substitutes for eggs.

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rupali varma October 24, 2013 27

my cake did not come out well .It was wet in middle bottom and hard above it on top Can you mail me a video .I have panasonic microwave convection oven with automenu . plz let me know how to make it that auto menu has cakes menu with orange cake predifined for 7 mins. .
Thnx.

Waiting for your reply.

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dassana October 25, 2013 28

did you microwave or used the convection mode. never use auto menus unless the recipe is given by the company and is specifically meant for the auto menu. something has gone wrong in the oven. you have to use the convection mode to bake the cake.

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Anita October 13, 2013 29

Hi Dassana,

Tried your eggless orange cake. It turned out excellent and was consumed within minutes. Thanks for a great recipe and a mouth watering website. Keep up the good work. God bless!

Anita

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dassana October 13, 2013 30

welcome anita. god bless u too.

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db August 15, 2013 31

hi! i was looking for eggless cake recipe and baked this cake for the first time. The cake came out a huge success..thanks for the recipe.

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dassana August 16, 2013 32

thanks and welcome db.

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Raksha August 14, 2013 33

Hi,
Would you please advise how much in weight (grams) is there in a cup that you use?
Thank you

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dassana August 16, 2013 34

hi raksha, the weight in grams depends on the ingredients. one cup all purpose flour will be 120 gms whereas one cup granulated sugar would be 200 gms. you can use this link for online conversions from cup to grams – http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/cooking/

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Gitika July 28, 2013 35

Hi I tried baking the cake in the microwave option the taste was awesome but it came out too soft… How can I make it a lil hard?

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dassana July 28, 2013 36

microwave for some more seconds or minutes. you will have to check after some seconds in between so that the cake does not become dense.

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Shefalee July 26, 2013 37

didnt have any baking soda.. so i used self-raising flour instead of the ‘flour and baking soda’. the cake did rise and became just like in the pictures.
thanks for the recipe ;)

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dassana July 26, 2013 38

thanks and welcome shefalee.

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amrita July 14, 2013 39

how should i get the upper layer darken of orange cake..?

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dassana July 16, 2013 40

amrita, you have to bake the cake for some more time.

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Shubhada June 24, 2013 41

Atta, jaggary & eggless. What else can one ask for! I could not wait to try it out. It turned out too good. But the oranges did not have strong flavor. Can I add orange essence to it? Can I do it without soda?

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dassana June 24, 2013 42

depends on the quality of oranges. you can add orange essence. baking soda is required in this recipe, hence cannot skip it out completely.

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mardi June 18, 2013 43

Was looking for an eggless cake today with oranges as a friend gave some from her tree. Stumbled accross your website. What a great find! I love Indian food and have just been getting into making dahls. My cake turned out just like yours in the photo. That never happens! It was quick and easy and tasted great. Will definately make again as oranges in season in Australia at the moment. Really nice homemade cake. Thanks. Glad I found your site.

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dassana June 19, 2013 44

thanks mardi for your nice and positive feedback. i am glad the orange cake was good.

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prem pancholi May 14, 2013 45

how to cook this egg less orange cake in microwave

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dassana May 14, 2013 46

just microwave on high or medium high power. if using high power, then microwave for 2 to 3 minutes and check. if not done, then microwave again for some seconds. but remember that even after removing from microwave, the food keeps on cooking for some minutes.

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wynot May 13, 2013 47

Hi Dassana, I just made your cake and it was delicious. My family loves it and will be making it again and again. Was just wondering about the no eggs. Would it mess up recipe?

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dassana May 13, 2013 48

thanks. no eggs or number of eggs?

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Nivedita April 24, 2013 49

I tried this cake for tea time today..it was delicious! My family loved it too. Didn’t have any jaggery powder so I used cane sugar. Thank you so much for this easy recipe :-)

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dassana April 24, 2013 50

thanks and welcome nivedita.

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Shilpa April 21, 2013 51

Thanks for the orange cake recipie..came out very well ..my 3yr old son and 60yr old pa in law both loved it…

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dassana April 22, 2013 52

good to know and thanks.

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anu March 18, 2013 53

thanks loads..I love baking but too much worried about the calories.I tried this cake and turn out good.did u try this as mufffin? Does it works? I am looking forward to see your low calorie cake and muffin recipes in future

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dassana March 18, 2013 54

hi anu. i have not tried the orange cake as muffins. i think the batter should work as a muffin batter too. i try to keep most of the cakes or muffins i make with less oil. shall be posting some more cake recipes.

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Keyuri March 15, 2013 55

You said that you can make the cake in microwave convention mode but how to use it? I mean what should be the temperature and what should be the time?

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dassana March 15, 2013 56

use the same temperature & time settings that is bake at 180 degrees C for 30-35 mins or more if required.

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prem pancholi May 14, 2013 57

can we use metallic mold for baking cake in convention mode of microwave

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dassana May 14, 2013 58

you can use metallic baking pans or tins while baking in the convection mode of microwave oven. but don’t use these in the microwave mode. there will be arcing and fire sparks will be seen.

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Janani March 12, 2013 59

ohhhh yummm I got to try is asap the cake looks so soft and u haven’t even added any curd or milk nice!!! super moist.

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dassana May 11, 2013 60

do try.

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Dee March 10, 2013 61

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I love it that this recipe isn’t fuddy-duddy as they usually are and you have given us a lot of scope for substitution. At present my cake is in the oven. It smells and looks lovely. I can’t wait to eat it! xx

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dassana March 11, 2013 62
jennifer February 8, 2013 63

hi dassana, lovely healthy cake .my kids loved it.since i have 2 kids, there r lots of biscuits that friends n relatives get 4 them .so can u suggest any recipe where i can use these leftover biscuits pls.thanks

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dassana February 8, 2013 64

thanks jennifer. glad your kids loved the orange cake. with biscuits you can crumble or powder them in a food processor or dry grinder. add some melted butter or oil, sugar to the mixture. mix well. line a prepared tart pan with this mixture. press well. bake in a preheated oven till it become crisp and browned from top. once the pastry cools down, apply jam and top up with mixed fruits or fruit custard or fruits with chocolate. there are also milk shakes and puddings that i have seen bloggers making with biscuits, but never tried them.

here is a recipe from nags of edible garden which is similar to what i make – a no bake biscuit cake: http://www.cookingandme.com/2008/01/marie-biscuit-chocolate-logs.html
this is another one: http://www.cookingandme.com/2011/08/eggless-no-bake-biscuit-brownie-recipe.html

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Maria February 5, 2013 65

Loved the soft cake will try for sure :) that too a healthy vegan cake what else one can ask for?

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harsha February 5, 2013 66

I tried this. It came out so well. Just want to thank you for such wonderful, delicious and easy to make recipe.

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dassana February 5, 2013 67

welcome harsha.

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Hemlata February 4, 2013 68

Can orange juice of RASNA co made at home be added ?
Thanks

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dassana February 4, 2013 69

no… avoid adding rasna… it wont give you the natural flavor of orange juice in the cake. may spoil the taste of the cake. you can add the real brand or any other good brand of packed fresh orange juice.

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Hemlata February 5, 2013 70

Can anything else be substituted instead of orange juice ?

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dassana February 5, 2013 71

no…. no other juice can be substituted in this recipe as its the acidic nature of the orange juice that helps in the baking along with the other ingredients. lemon juice can be added, but the proportion would be different and the whole recipe will change. the closest juice that i can think of is sweet lime (mosambi juice).but i don’t know how the cake will turn out and taste.

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Parvathy February 4, 2013 72

hi,
a silent follower of ur blog. tried this out and it came out really good. super dupper keeper receipe. my son could’nt stop eating. made muffins, got 12 small ones,used sugar as i was not having jaggery, reduced sugar by 1TBSP. i forgot to add salt, but yuummm muffins. thks a million. could u suggest way to make vanilla cakes with atta?

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dassana February 4, 2013 73

thanks parvathy and i hope you won’t remain silent now :-) i have tons of recipe requests for vanilla cake. i made twice and failed miserably. so will have to come up with a fool proof recipe.

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Hemlata February 4, 2013 74

Hi,
Is this the samel jaggery that is available in Kirana stores ?

Thanks.

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dassana February 4, 2013 75

hi hemlata, the jaggery is same and not yet same. i use organic jaggery. i get it already in powdered form, so that reduces my work of powdering it :-)

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Hemlata February 4, 2013 76

From where I can I get organic jaggery in Mumbai ?

Thanks

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dassana February 4, 2013 77

organic jaggery can be easily got from the organic section of supermarkets like nature’s basket, hypercity, spencers and big bazaar. you can also got organic sugar and dried sugarcane juice from fabindia. dried sugarcane juice is too good and makes even simple drinks like nimbu pani or aam panna very delicious plus healthy too. another option is to buy online. i get all organic stuff from an organic shop close to my place.

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kavaithalakshmi arivazhagan February 4, 2013 78

Fine. Yet to try. That too using jaggery!

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devyani February 3, 2013 79

pls. let me know how to make it in a microwave.. exact time for baking…

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dassana February 4, 2013 80

the cake has to be baked in the convection mode in the microwave. its the same time and temperature. 180 degrees C for 35-40 minutes. but just check the cake after 25-30 minutes as due to the fan, the baking is a bit quick in the microwave.

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harsha February 5, 2013 81

I made in the Microwave. Preheat as usual and then Micro high for 5 – 6 min & then microgrill combination on 6 min. Mine came out really well.

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dassana February 5, 2013 82

thanks harsha for letting me know. next time i will try in the microwave.

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aparna February 3, 2013 83

Need to try this when the moment u say wheat flour ! lovely

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nags February 3, 2013 84

did you use atta?

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dassana February 3, 2013 85

yes nags. thats the only whole wheat flour available in india :-)

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Familycook February 3, 2013 86

This definitely will be tried in my own kitchen soon. I don’t think I have ever come across any cake recipe with jaggery I totally agree that it is healthier than the ones with white sugar.

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Rashida Shaikh February 2, 2013 87

This is similar to orange cupcakes but adding jaggery is sound more good.

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prathibha February 2, 2013 88

Cake looks quite soft n fluffy…very healthy too…

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Sanjeeta kk February 2, 2013 89

Such beautiful crumbly texture and lovely color!

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Poornima February 2, 2013 90

This cake has such a wonderful crumb, looks awesome and I love orange cakes!

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Poornima February 3, 2013 91

Looks lovely..will try it definitely..plus the jaggery addition makes it healthy :)

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