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eggless orange cake recipe

soft and light orange cake made with fresh orange juice and whole wheat flour.

4.63 from 75 votes
total time:
55minutes

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 egg free 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:

orange cake

4.63 from 75 votes
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:55 mins
soft and light orange cake made with fresh orange juice and whole wheat flour.
eggless orange cake recipe
Course:desserts
Cuisine:world
Servings:3 to 4
Calories:472kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR orange cake

(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 orange cake

  • preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. 

making orange cake batter

  • 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.
  • in a bowl add the ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup oil. you can also use softened butter instead of oil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • stir very well.
  • 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.
  • mix everything very well. there should be no lumps in the cake batter.

baking orange cake

  • 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.
  • tap the pan from the sides so that excess air bubbles are released and the batter becomes even in the pan.
  • bake the orange cake in a preheated oven for 180 degrees C for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 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.

RECIPE TIPS

  • 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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how to make orange cake

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

baking orange cake

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 the 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


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  1. Can this also be made into a lemon cake, replacing orange juice with lemon juice, probably in lesser quantity though?

    I made this cake last year for my daughter’s birthday and it came out really well.

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