Eggless Orange Cake Recipe – Eggless orange cake is soft and moist cake infused with the very refreshing orange flavour attained by the use of orange juice and orange zest.
The recipe calls for orange juice. Prefer using fresh orange juice. If you are making this cake at the time when oranges are not available use packed/canned orange juice. It’s a wonderful tea time cake but if you are in the party mood, you can also deck it up with some whipped cream and fresh oranges. This cake is a must preparation at my place during winters, sunbathed balcony, a cup of tea and a slice of orange cake – bliss!
Orange zest… it was for this recipe that I worked with orange zest. It not only gives an amazing kick to the cake but also leaves an awesome aroma in the hands.
Love fruity flavours?? Try eggless tutti frutti cake, fruit custard, fruit curd. Looking for more eggless cakes?? Try eggless coconut cake, eggless marble cake etc.
Eggless Orange Cake Recipe
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Serves 6-8 persons
Ingredients for Eggless Orange Cake
1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp corn flour or eggless custard powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
How to make Eggless Orange Cake
Collect and weigh/measure all the ingredients.
Grease the cake tin with oil or spray and flour.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C (160°C in case of convection or fan oven)
Tip: Always use parchment paper to line the tin.
2. Mix the dry ingredients
In a large bowl take 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp custard powder or corn flour. Use a balloon whisk and mix everything.
You may sieve the dry ingredients.
3. Mix sugar and oil
Mix 1/2 sugar and 1/4 cup oil. Use a wooden spoon or beater to mix the sugar and oil till it’s well blended and creamy.
4. Add the orange zest
If you are new to orange zest… don’t worry.
Just take an orange and a good peeler. Peel off ONLY the orange skin DO NOT include the white part.
Add 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp orange zest to the sugar and oil mix.
5. Combine dry and wet ingredients and orange juice
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones. Also add approx 3/4 cup orange juice. Do the mixing part in batches. And use a balloon whisk or cut and fold method for it.
Tip: Mix till just combined. Do not over-mix otherwise even control + s won’t be able to save the cake 😉
6. Bake the cake
Pour the batter in a well prepared cake tin.
Tap the tin twice or thrice to get rid of the air bubbles.
Bake at 180°C (160°C in case of convection or fan oven) for 35-40 minutes or till the cake is done.
Check the cake.
Tip: Before inserting the toothpick and puncturing a well rising cake, check the sides and center… they should feel the same.
The cake should have left the sides.
Only when you see these symptoms 😉 take the toothpick test which means insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean the cake is done. If there is some batter on the toothpick, bake for 2 or more minutes till it’s done.
7. Bon appétit
Serve the cake with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
- You can add some tutti frutti or nuts as per your choice.
- Menu Idea: Eggless Orange Cake and hot coffee.