eggless orange cake recipe, vegan orange cake, whole wheat orange cake

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eggless orange cake recipe - soft and light cake made with fresh orange juice and whole wheat flour.
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eggless orange cake recipe with step by step photos. easy, simple and no fuss recipe to make vegan and eggless orange cake. the cake has the orangish flavor with a light orange color and is a soft and light cake.

eggless orange cake vegan recipe

this vegan orange cake recipe is made with fresh orange juice but you can even use readymade orange juice. the quantity is a medium sized bar of cake enough for 3 to 4 people. adapting this cake recipe, i have also made eggless orange muffins recipe.

i have made this orange cake with whole wheat flour and powdered jaggery as well as sugar on various occasions. you can also use all purpose flour and fine or powdered sugar. this is not a heavy cake as i have used very less oil (¼ cup). so even after having the cake, you won’t feel heavy. a relatively healthy recipe of an orange cake.

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

vegan eggless orange cake recipe

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

if you are looking for more eggless cake recipes then do check vanilla cakepound cakebanana cake, black forest cake, pressure cooker cake and eggless atta cake recipe.

eggless orange cake recipe below:

eggless orange cake recipe
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eggless orange cake recipe | vegan orange cake recipe

eggless orange cake recipe - soft and light cake made with fresh orange juice and whole wheat flour.
course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 35 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 3 to 4
rough calories per serving 472 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) OR all purpose flour (maida) OR half-half of both the flours
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¾ to 1 cup orange juice - IF using whole wheat flour then add 1 cup orange juice AND if using all purpose flour, then add ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup regular fine sugar OR powdered jaggery OR organic unrefined cane sugar OR powdered sugar - add more if required
  • ¼ cup olive oil or butter or any vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon eggless vanilla custard powder OR corn flour (corn starch)

how to make recipe

  1. preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. 

making eggless orange cake batter

  1. sieve 1 cup whole wheat flour with 1 tbsp corn starch (custard powder), a pinch of salt, ½ tsp baking powder and ½ tsp baking soda. keep this sieved mixture aside.

  2. in a bowl add the ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup oil. you can also use softened butter instead of oil.
  3. with an electric beater or hand beater or a wooden spoon, beat this mixture of oil/butter and sugar till well blended and creamy. i have made this cake with jaggery too. so you can add powdered or grated jaggery too instead of sugar.
  4. i made fresh orange juice. you can use ready juice too. for making fresh juice, use an electric juicer. you can also blend the orange segments (seeds removed) and strain the juice like i have done. i used three medium oranges to get a bit more than 1 cup juice.
  5. add 1 cup of the orange juice to the sugar and oil mixture. if using whole wheat flour, then 1 cup of orange juice works well and if using all purpose flour, then you can add about ¾ cup of orange juice.
  6. stir very well.
  7. now add the sieved flour mixture and ½ tsp orange zest. you can add about 1 tsp orange zest too. to get a more dominant flavor of oranges, add orange extract or essence.
  8. mix everything very well. there should be no lumps in the cake batter.

baking eggless orange cake

  1. pour the batter in a lined or greased cake tin of about 7×4 inches. use a spatula to scrape the batter from sides and add it to the cake pan.
  2. tap the pan from the sides so that excess air bubbles are released and the batter becomes even in the pan.
  3. bake the orange cake in a preheated oven for 180 degrees C for 30 to 35 minutes.

  4. when warm or cool, serve orange cake with tea or coffee. you can wrap the remaining cake and keep in the fridge. 

  5. this orange cake stays good for about a week in the fridge.

recipe 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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step by step eggless orange cake recipe:

1. preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. sieve 1 cup whole wheat flour with 1 tbsp corn starch/custard powder, a pinch of salt, ½ tsp baking powder and ½ tsp baking soda. keep this sieved mixture aside.

flour for making eggless orange cake recipe

2. in a bowl add the ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup oil. you can also use softened butter instead of oil.

sugar for eggless orange cake recipe

3. with an electric beater or hand beater or a wooden spoon, beat this mixture of oil/butter and sugar till well blended. i have made this cake with jaggery too. so you can add powdered or grated jaggery too instead of sugar.

sugar for eggless orange cake recipe

4. i made fresh orange juice. you can use ready juice too. for making fresh juice, use an electric juicer. you can also blend the orange segments (seeds removed) and strain the juice like i have done. i used three medium oranges to get a bit more than 1 cup juice.

orange juice to make vegan orange cake recipe

5. here is the strained fresh orange juice.

making eggless orange cake recipe

6. add 1 cup of the orange juice to the sugar and oil mixture. if using whole wheat flour, then 1 cup of orange juice works well and if using all purpose flour, then you can add about ¾ cup of orange juice.

making vegan orange cake recipe

7. stir very well till the sugar dissolves.

making eggless orange cake recipe

8. now add the sieved flour mixture and ½ tsp orange zest. you can add about 1 tsp orange zest too. to get a more dominant flavor of oranges, add orange extract or essence. to get the zest of orange, just grate the orange peel, before you peel the oranges. use a hand held grater to grate the orange peel. only grate the orange part. don’t grate the white part.

batter to make eggless orange cake recipe

9. mix everything very well. there should be no lumps in the cake batter.

making eggless orange cake recipe

10. here the orange cake batter is ready.

batter for eggless orange cake recipe

11. pour the batter in a lined or greased cake tin of about 7×4 inches. use a spatula to scrape the batter from sides and add it to the cake pan.

making eggless orange cake recipe

12. tap the pan from the sides so that excess air bubbles are released and the batter becomes even in the pan.

baking eggless orange cake recipe

13. bake in a preheated oven for 180 degrees C for 30-35 minutes.

baked eggless orange cake recipe

14. when warm or cool, serve orange cake with tea or coffee. you can wrap the remaining cake and keep in the fridge. this orange cake stays good for about a week in the fridge.

eggless orange cake recipe, orange cake recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Want to make vegan cakes but I need them to bake faster to save time. Would these work well as cupcakes with a shorter bake time?

  2. Hi dassana
    Yesterday I made this orange cake third time.first time it was good.second time a big disaster😢nd third time super duper hit.
    But this time I baked at 160 instead of 180 nd for 30 min. Nd pls guide what is the role of custard powder in this recipe because I forgot to use this but still my cake is very nice. Thanks a lot for sharing such an easy yet delicious recipes.

    • thank you harmeet. custard powder helps to give a nice soft texture in the cake.

      • Thanks.
        Next time I will try with custard powder

        • welcome 😊

  3. Just made this cake! Turned out awesome and looks like my daughters will not save any for me and my husband.
    I keep trying your recipes and also recommend to all my friends. Thanks so much!

    • Welcome Shweta. Glad to know this. Thanks for your positive feedback on recipes. Nice to know that you are recommending the blog to your friends.

  4. I baked this cake today and it turned out delicious! Loved the orangey flavour and the consistency was just right.Thanks a lot Dassana! I’m a huge fan of your recipes. Keep up the good work:)

    • Welcome Kshama. Thanks for your kind words and positive feedback on orange cake recipe.

  5. This recipe was nice and fluffy but for me, I felt like it needed a bit more orange flavor and sugar.

    • thanks. for more orange flour orange extract or essence can be added.

  6. Hi..
    I am planning to bake this today in pressure cooker.. will butter taste good or oil?
    Thanks,
    Kirti

    • both taste fine. but for oil use a neutral flavored oil like sunflower oil. any other oil will have its aroma come in the cake.

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