Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Eggless Orange Cake with Orange Glaze

Simple flavoursome cakes entice me more than fancy shuancy looking pastries with oodles of frosting and cream.

So on our recent trip to Pune, one of my aunts, a passionate baker, had made this delicious cake for us. I could not stop with just one piece of the goodness. I gobbled a few slices at one sitting and oh boy, was it good! It was a very simple orange flavoured eggless cake she said. I simply loved it and wanted to recreate it when I got back home.

So, when I finally did get some time off mommyhood I decided to bake this yumminess. I used my trusted Eggless Vanilla Cake recipe and tweaked it a bit to make this orange flavoured eggless cake. The citrusy flavour that the orange juice and zest imparts in this bake is simply yum!

And the best part you ask? It has a good portion of whole wheat in it and brown sugar to up the health quotient. This cake is all the more dear to me since it is the first bake of mine that my little one tasted and loved!

Wheat cakes are generally slightly more dense when compared to entirely all purpose cakes, but since this one has a good measure of orange juice to moisten the batter up, the final texture of the cake is not dense at all, in fact is very moist and soft.

The light orange glaze on top... oh, that completes the citrusy goodness of the cake :)

If you love simple cakes as much as I do, this one has surely got to be tried! Happy Baking!


All purpose flour/Maida - 1 cup
Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup 
Thick Curd/Yogurt - 1 cup
Orange Zest - 1 orange's
Orange Juice - of 1/2 an orange
Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup 
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Olive oil - 1/4 cup 
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp 

For the Orange Glaze 

Orange juice - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1 tbsp


  • Pre-heat oven to 160 deg.
  • Line a loaf tin with butter paper and keep ready.
  • In a small bowl, mix well the orange zest and sugar until you get a nice orange crumbled sugary mixture. Keep aside.
  • Take curd in a bigger mixing bowl and add in the orange zest-sugar mixture and mix well until sugar dissolves.
  • Add in the Baking soda and Baking powder and mix well. In about 2 minutes, tiny bubbles appear on top.
  • Now, add in the vanilla essence, orange juice and oil to the mixture and combine well.
  • Slowly, in batches, add in the flour and fold in the mixture until no more dry flour is seen and you get a thick cake batter.
  •  Pour in this batter into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Take off the loaf and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Now, remove the cake from the butter paper and then place it on a cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile prepare the orange glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and orange juice.
  • Pour this orange glaze on top of the cake loaf and allow it to sit in the tin for about 20 minutes until completely cooled.
  • Now, slice it into pieces and enjoy the delicious cake :)

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