Orange Cake (wholewheat and eggless)


Baking is on my mind these days. I have done a lot of baking in the last two months especially cakes. I bake almost every weekend and sometimes on weekdays too. My husband is a little moody when it comes to food. Though he doesn’t have a sweet tooth but sometimes out of nowhere he will say ‘kuch meetha khane ka mann kar raha hai’. πŸ˜‚ And thankfully just like me, he is really fond of simple tea time cakes. And if you have been following my blog, you will notice that I prefer baking with wholewheat flour . And if you also love baking cakes with wholewheat flour than I would highly recommend you to bake this orange cake too. The best part of baking at home is that you can adjust each and every ingredient as per your own preference.

This orange cake is vegan, eggless and butter free yet very soft and moist. Its full of orange flavor and is very light as well. I refrigerate it after baking as it tastes best when cold and I would recommend you to do the same. There is no change in the texture of the cake even after refrigeration. This cake is also fuss free and can be made with ingredients easily available. No rushing to the supermarket before baking this cake provided you have oranges or orange juice available in your pantry. The recipe is very easy to follow so even beginners can bake it.

I bake this cake with tetra pack juices as well when oranges are not in season. They work equally well. Use orange essence instead of orange zest and you are good to go. Orange essence is just optional though. Orange zest itself gives a very good color to the cake but I still replaced 1 tbsp of flour with custard powder (purely optional).

Ingredients:

1 Cup Wholewheat flour
1 Tbsp Custard powder (optional)
1/2 Tsp Baking powder
1/2 Tsp Baking soda
A pinch of salt
1/3 Cup Sugar (powder it in a mixer)
3/4 Cup to 1 cup fresh orange juice
Orange zest from 2 or 3 oranges
1/4 Cup oil

Method:

* Replace 1 tbsp of flour with 1 tbsp of vanilla custard powder (optional).


In a mixing bowl, take powdered sugar and oil. Mix it well (I used my hand blender, the same can be done in a mixer grinder). Add juice to it, blend. Add orange zest, give it a mix. Now add sifted flour, custard powder (see notes) , baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until the batter is well combined. Make sure not to over mix or else you get a dense cake. Pour the batter in a greased baking pan (I used a 6″ round tin) and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 35 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean.


Notes:

* 1/3 cup sugar is perfectly fine for us. Increase a tablespoon or two if you wish to make the cake a little more sweet.

 I would love to hear from you. Please do share your feedback along with a picture if you try this recipe or any suggestions on my Facebook page PicUrFood.


Recipe adapted from VegRecipesOfIndia.

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26 thoughts on “Orange Cake (wholewheat and eggless)

  1. Hi, you haven”t mention custard powder in the ingredients but it’s mentioned in the procedure. Can you tell me the quantity of custard powder to be used. Thanks.

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    • Hi Minakshi.. I mentioned it in the summary above the recipe.. its not important to use it so didn’t mention in the ingredients.. you can replace one tbsp of flour with one tbsp custard powder :)..

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    • Hi Swati.. yes vanilla flavor custard powder.. and orange zest is the skin of orange peels.. but just the orange part.. grate only the orange part and not the white one or else it will turn bitter..

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  2. Hi Monika, will surely try dis weekend.. can u plz tell how much shud be d quantity of orange zest..will not zest of 3 large oranges be too much? A picture or amount of how much zest required..

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    • Hi Surya.. you can use zest of just two oranges instead of three.. I never measure the amount in spoons so I won’t be able to help you with that.. A few readers mentioned that they added 1 tsp of zest which worked well for them.

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    • Hi Shaifali..Thank you so much for getting back here and sharing ur feedback..I am glad you liked it πŸ™‚ Do share a picture if possible on my facebook page PicUrFood ..
      Thanks again πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi
    Zest of three whole oranges ? Little doubtful whether it will make the cake a bitter.
    Can I skip it as am a beginner and little afraid.

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