|1 Cup Maida (All Purpose Flour)|
|1 Cup Wheat Flour|
|0.75 Cup Sugar|
|0.5 Teaspoon Baking Soda|
|0.5 Teaspoon Baking Powder|
|a Pinch Salt|
|1 Cup Orange Juice|
|1 Tablespoon Orange Zest|
|0.25 Cup Curd (Plain Yogurt)|
|0.25 Cup Oil|
|1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence|
Perfectly balanced Cake with just enough orange flavour, balanced with light sweetness.
If you are an Orange Lover, then this would be perfect treat for you. This Eggless Orange Cake is a perfect Tea time Cake. The cake is perfectly balanced with just enough orange flavour, balanced with light sweetness. Easy to make and wonderfully soft, this citrusy teacake is a perfect tea-time treat. We can use any time of oranges like Mandarins, Clementines etc. Lemon and Orange cake are always so special because of its citrusy flavor.
I always find these Eggless Orange cakes along with poppy seeds in the shop. I didn’t use poppy seeds. I like the plain Orange Cake without any toppings. I just sprinkled some confectionery sugar on top of the cake to make it more appetizing. We can also prepare Orange glaze with sugar, orange juice and pour it on top of the cake once the cake is fully cooled off.
Generally all purpose flour is used for any cake. But we can make it equal proportion of wheat flour and maida (all purrpose flour) instead of full maida. Or you can use only wheat flour excluding maida. If we plan to use only wheat flour then the cake will be little dense so increase the quantity of baking soda and baking powder also orange zest and juice.
I have used the conventional oven as I want a Orange loaf cake. But we can use usual round cake tin and bake it inside the pressure cooker too instead of oven. I have already shared many eggless cake recipes using pressure cooker. You can refer those Pressure Cooker Eggless Cakes to know the procedure to bake the cake inside the pressure cooker. Try this Eggless Orange Cake and share your suggestions and comments.
Preheat Oven at 350 deg F or 170 deg C. Take a cake or loaf tin and grease with oil / butter and then dust with flour and set it aside
Preparing Dry Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, sieve together Maida, Wheat flour, salt, baking soda and baking salt and set it aside
Preparing Wet Ingredients
In another mixing bowl, add oil, orange juice, yogurt, vanilla extract and orange zest and mix well. Add sugar and beat well till the sugar completely dissolves.
Mix Dry & Wet Ingredients
Now to the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients little by little and fold everything gently. The cake batter is now ready. If we want we can add some nuts and fold together.
Now add the cake batter to the greased and dusted cake tin. Keep the cake tin inside the oven and bake for 25-30 mins or till the skewer comes out clean.
Cool, Cut & Serve!
When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and let the cake cools off for 15 mins. Then loosen the edges and flip the tin and tap gently. Once the cake is completely cooled off, we can sprinkle powdered sugar and cut into pieces and serve!