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October 10, 2012

Vegan Orange Cake

Vegan Orange Cake
I believe that I have never paid enough attention to people who battle their way on to becoming vegan. As a vegetarian I always thought all the vegetarian dishes that I cook daily that are devoid of milk products are vegan which also happens to be true but only when I paid closer attention did I realize how much animal products I’m using on a daily basis. For people who are so used to it converting to vegan is going to be an uphill battle like it is for my BIL who has decided to become a Vegan. I baked this cake for him when he visited us this week end for his monthly check up.


This month, my Blog Hop Partner is Nagasree. She has some yummy traditional Karnataka recipes in her space and all her posts tell a heart rendering story which makes a lovely read. When I saw this cake, I decided to give it a try as we all love citrus bakes at home. Unfortunately I never had the time to go shop for lemons with guests at home. But to compensate I had lots of oranges and decided to give it a try with them. She had mentioned that the cake turned out a bit dense for her so I made some changes to get it light and spongy and you can see that for yourself here.


Did I tell you that I finally got a perfect Bundt that actually fits my small oven. I used this new Bundt pan instead my favorite loaf pan. The texture was very much like the Vegan Dates Cake that I bake often but if you do not mind indulging and love the “Britannia” or “Milka Wonder Cake” that are available in the market for your tea time, I would strongly recommend that you give the Choco Chip Nut Cake a try. I’m sure that you will not be disappointed at all. Now off to the recipe....


Sieve the dry ingredients. Grate the zest and squeeze out juice from oranges.


Whisk together wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients into the wet to make a batter.


Pour into the greased Bundt pan and bake away till done.




Vegan Orange Cake
Vegan Orange Tea Cake


Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Bake Time: 50 Minutes
Makes: One 9” Bundt


Ingredients:
  • All Purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Oranges – 2
  • Olive oil – 1/4 cup
  • Sunflower oil – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 3/4 cup

Instructions:

1. Pre heat the oven @ 180 Degrees C. Grease the Bundt pan with oil and flour it. Keep aside.

2. Sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Mix sugar to this and keep aside.

3. Cut the oranges into 2 and squeeze out the fresh juice. Grate the zest of the same oranges and keep aside.

4. In a bowl mix together whisk together the squeezed out orange juice, grated zest, olive oil, sun flower oil and water.

5. To this wet mixture add the dry sieved ingredients little by little while whisking at the same time making sure there are no lumps to form slightly thick batter.

6. Pour into the prepared pan and shove into the pre heated oven.

7. Bake for 50 Minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean. When done take off from the oven and let it come to room temperature before unmolding.

8. Slice and serve along with coffee or tea.


Notes:
  • I have used both oils in the recipe as I was not sure whether my guests would love the flavor of Olive oil. So feel free to replace the sunflower oil with olive oil.
  • You can also use tetra pack orange juice instead of freshly squeezed juice. If doing so reduce the quantity of sugar accordingly.
  • The fresh juice that I squeezed from 2 oranges came to 1/2 cup approx.,
  • I have used a Bundt pan, but you can use loaf pan or also bake them into cup cakes.
  • I did not use hand mixer and whisked by hand only. But make sure that there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Oven timings will vary accordingly.


This is off to Blog Hop Wednesdays and I’m sure you all would love to drool over the dishes cooked up by the Blog Hoppers. This is also off to I Love Baking #8.

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43 comments:

  1. Lipsmacking good orange cake.

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/roasted-chicken-drumsticks-tandoori.html

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  2. That is so lovely!!! Looks so spongy and delicious!! Am bookmarking it!!!
    Sowmya
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  3. Will try this soon.. Looks so delicious and soft...

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  4. looks so moist - this is on my must try list!!!

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  5. Perfect...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  6. i m so in love with that bundt pan :D what flavors i m almost drooling

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  7. Cake looks so soft and delicious... good that it is vegan. will try soon

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  8. wow..looks really moist and mouth watering..oranges always add a special touch ..their citrus flavor has something about them that I love:))

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  9. Very delicious and yummy looking cake Radhika

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  10. Moist & delicious!!! Bookmarked :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. love the recipe radhika; the bake looks swell :) The orange tang in the cake must have tasted delish !

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  12. Beautiful images. I can almost smell cake :)

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  13. Cant take my eyes from this wonderful looking cake, wish to get few slices rite now.

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  14. Cake looks so yum...love the citrusy flavor too.

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  15. cake looks soft and pefect.

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  16. looks absolutely inviting and tempting.. very delicious recipe dear..

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  17. Looks Super moist and soft. Never put my hand on my vegan baking. Bookmarked it. Would like to try this super soft cake without dairy products.

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  18. I love the look of this cake. It's great to see vegan bakes :)

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  19. Looks perfect. Citrus cakes are our favorite too, glad you liked it.

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  20. Soft and moist tea cake.. Great to snack on.. Nice and inviting clicks.

    Divya's Culinary Journey

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  22. What a beautiful looking cake..!! perfect sponge for an eggless cake...!!

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  23. mouth watering orange cake.

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  24. Stunning! The cake looks so moist and light, I'm definitely making it tomorrow. Thanks a lot for the recipe!

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  25. WOW!!! Will definitely try this..looks absolutely delish!!

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  26. This recipe is wonderful!! I made it for my husband's birthday and it came out just like the picture. I used 1/2 cup less sugar on accident, I was going to use half white sugar and half brown sugar, but it came out just as good. I used only olive oil and we loved the taste. I also put a marmalade glaze over top. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for the feedback and I love the idea of glazing the top of the cake with marmalade. Yummm.

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  27. This. Cake. Was. Amazing.

    I may have been more skeptical than even my own brother-in-law, who loves his animal products, but we were all surprised by this recipe. I also topped with some homemade marmalade. I had hoped to try this as a layer cake, but it turned out only half our guests liked marmalade, so I made two nine-inch cakes: one with marmalade and one without. Both were great.

    Thanks for posting this.

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  28. This. Cake. Is. Amazing.

    I may have been more skeptical than even my own brother in law, who loves his animal products, but we were all very impressed by the results. This vegan cake is just a great cake. Period.

    I had intended to make a layer cake with homemade marmalade on top and between the layers, but our guests were split on marmalade, so I ended up with two cakes: one with marmalade on top and one plain. Both were delicious.

    Thanks for posting this.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback. So happy that you loved the cake. I love the idea of having marmalade on top. Yummm....

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    2. Sorry about the double post. Feel free to delete the first one. Making this cake again this weekend!

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  29. I just tried this and for some reason it was so thick, and it turns out i forgot to add water LOL . but it was still not bad. i'll give it a try again some other time

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  30. I am off to buy my ingredients ,will try this today .!

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  31. Made this cake today for a tea party. What a wonderful cake !!! Thanks

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    1. Thank you for the feedback and I'm glad that you liked it. Keep visiting:)

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  32. It's a fantastic looking cake
    I'm planning to try it
    Thanks!!

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