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eggless orange cake recipe

Eggless Orange Cake Recipe

Eggless Orange Cake with Curd (without condensed milk) with step by step photos.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 9 inch cake


  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Yogurt or Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 100 gms
  • Almonds - 10
  • Vanilla or Almond Extract - 1 tsp
  • Orange zest - 2 tsp or from 1 orange



  • Wash and wipe an Orange. Grate the zest using a small holed grater and keep aside.
  • Slice the Almonds thinly and set aside.
  • Melt the butter and set aside. You can either do it on stove top or in a microwave.
  • Grease a 9 inch cast iron skillet with butter and keep it ready. You can also use a 9 inch regular cake tin, but grease it very well to unmould the cake easily.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 C.

How to make Eggless Orange Cake:

  • In a bowl, add whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fit the balloon whisk and whisk at speed 1 for 1- seconds.
  • In another bowl, take sugar, add grated orange zest and rub between your fingers till the sugar gets moist, changes color and becomes aromatic. Remove 1 tbsp and set aside separately to sprinkle on top.
  • To this add yogurt or curd, vanilla or almond extract and run the mixer at speed 1 for 10 seconds.
  • Add the flour mixture and once again run the mixer at speed 1 till the mixture becomes thick and there is no dry flour left. You can also use a spatula.
  • Add the melted butter, run the mixer at speed 1 for 10 to 15 seconds till well incorporated. You can also use a spatula if doing by hand. The batter will be very thick.
  • Transfer to the greased skillet or pan. Level and smooth the top using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle sliced almonds evenly on top and then sprinkle the 1 tbsp sugar that you kept aside evenly on top (more around the sides and less over the center).
  • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake at 180 C for 45 mins. If using a regular cake tin, then bake for 30 to 35 mins.
  • Check doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean without batter sticking to it, the cake is done.
  • Remove the skillet or pan and let it cool for 10 mins. Insert a sharp knife and run it along the edges to loosen up the cake.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, remove on to a plate.
  • Slice and serve this eggless orange cake as such or with a scoop of ice cream or clotted cream.