EGGLESS ORANGE CAKES

Eggless orange cake recipe
(without butter, cream, condensed milk and curd).

I usually make an orange cake using orange squash, but this time I tried an eggless, butterless orange sponge cake recipe using fresh orange juice.

I made this cake using whole wheat flour and also did not use condensed milk or curd, making it a must-try out the recipe for vegans too.

The cake came out very well with bursting orange flavour. I loved its colour, texture, flavour and above all, it was like pillow-soft to touch and eat.

I decorated the cake with my homemade orange sauce/glaze and my daughters liked it so much, it was hard to make them believe it was homemade.

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INGREDIENTS:

Whole wheat flour – 1.5 cups ( Heaped)
Baking powder – 3/4 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2tsp
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Orange juice – 1 cup (Use fresh juice for best results)
Cooking oil – 1/3 cup ( use odourless oil, I used sunflower oil)
Salt – a pinch
Orange zest – 1/2 tsp (Use grated skin)

For orange Glaze
1cup orange juice
1tsp sugar
2 tsp cornflour

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a wide bowl, sieve the maida, baking powder, soda and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the orange zest to it. ( I grated the skin of an orange and mixed with the flour) Set aside.
  3. Grease a baking pan with oil or butter and sprinkle the maida all over the pan. Keep aside.wp-15793225486263205085941850771867.jpg
  4. In another bowl, mix the sugar, oil and orange juice. Use a whisk and stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves well.
  5. Add the flour to the oil mixture and mix it with a spatula or whisk in one direction.
  6. Do not overbeat the mixture. The cake will not rise. The batter should fall like a ribbon. This is the right consistency.
  7. Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180c for 10  minutes. Pour the batter in the baking pan and pat its bottom once for even distribution of batter.
  8. Now bake the cake in convection mode at 180c for 30-35 minutes
  9. Check the cake by inserting a toothpick in the centre of the cake after 30  minutes
  10. If it comes out clean or with little crumbs, the cake is done. If u find the wet batter in the toothpick, bake the cake for 2-3 minutes more.
  11. Invert the pan in a plate after the cake is cooled down. Cut into slices and enjoy with Tea.

Orange glaze:

  1. Take orange juice in a pan and put it on medium flame.
  2. add sugar and stir continuously.
  3. Mix cornflour in 2 tsp of water and add it in orange juice mixture. After 4,5 minute when the mixture is thickened switch off the gas.
  4. your orange glaze is ready .decorate your cake with this.

    NOTES:

  • Please adjust the timing based on the convection oven.
  • You can replace oil with softened butter.
  • You can also use store-bought orange juice but the cake flavour will be less.
  • No need to use water, curd or milk. Orange juice would do.
  • Do not invert the cake as soon as u bake. The cake will break. If the cake doesn’t fall off easily, bake it for 2 more minutes.
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