Orange Cake (wholewheat and eggless)

In the frame today is an ‘eggless wholewheat orange cake’ made from freshly squeezed #orangejuice. Sounds good, eh? Tastes even better.. Try it to know what I mean 😉
This cake turns out very soft without any egg, milk, or curd, and it’s very easy to make as well. absolutely #nofuss. Check the recipe and a few tips below.


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


In a mixing bowl, take powdered sugar and oil. Mix it well using a whisker. Add orange juice to it, whisk again nicely. Add orange zest, give it a mix. Now add sifted flour, 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 preheated oven at 180 degrees for 35 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean.


All ovens are different so time and temperature may vary.

Orange zest is the outer peel of the orange (check video). Grate the orange or green part of the peel using a fine grater. Make sure you don’t grate the white part of the oranges.

The more zest you add, the more the flavor of orange will be evident.

I used 3 oranges to get a cup of juice and used the peel of these oranges for the zest.

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Recipe adapted from VegRecipesOfIndia.

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35 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.

    1. 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 :)..

      1. Nice cake. Can we use jaggery instead of sugar? If yes, then sincevjaggery may have some sand particles, do we make it into syrup and filtrr it?

    1. 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..

  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..

    1. 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.

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

  3. Sarwath fathima

    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.

    1. Hi sarwath.. orange zest is just the orange part of the peel.. if you grate the white part, the cake will be bitter..
      you can use orange zest of 2 oranges, there will not be much difference 🙂

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