No eggs or milk on hand? This moist cake is great whether or not you're vegan.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.

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  • Blend orange in the blender until liquified; measure 1 cup orange juice.

  • Whisk orange juice, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1 cup store-bought orange juice for the blended orange if desired.

Tips

For a plain cake, use 1 scant cup soy milk, rice milk, or water instead of the orange pulp/juice.

Nutrition Facts

157.2 calories; 1.3 g protein; 22.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 154.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (57)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
So disclaimer: the mixed reviews scared me a bit so I did take several suggestions and added a few of my own -- so I did change it up quite a bit. And it was delicious! Here's what I did: I only had clementines so I used those in the blender. I zested just a sprinkling of the peel into the bowl. The batter was runnyish in the end so I added about 3 additional tablespoons of flour to make it closer to a typical cake batter. For the sugar I used half white half brown. I used the called for oil. I used 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder. And I used the called for salt. I also added a tsp of vanilla and a tsp of cinnamon. I poured the batter in a glass dish sprayed with cooking spray. Then I sliced one Fuji apple thinly tossed it in cinnamon sugar and put it on top. Baked it for 45 minutes or so -- just until a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean. Let it cool about 10 minutes sliced it in squares sprinkled with powdered sugar and voila. It was fantastic. Whole family loved it. Totally changed it up I know. But figured someone might like what I did. Cheers! Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/20/2019
It was a disappointment. Too much baking soda. Not enough flavors. Not making it again. Read More
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
So disclaimer: the mixed reviews scared me a bit so I did take several suggestions and added a few of my own -- so I did change it up quite a bit. And it was delicious! Here's what I did: I only had clementines so I used those in the blender. I zested just a sprinkling of the peel into the bowl. The batter was runnyish in the end so I added about 3 additional tablespoons of flour to make it closer to a typical cake batter. For the sugar I used half white half brown. I used the called for oil. I used 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder. And I used the called for salt. I also added a tsp of vanilla and a tsp of cinnamon. I poured the batter in a glass dish sprayed with cooking spray. Then I sliced one Fuji apple thinly tossed it in cinnamon sugar and put it on top. Baked it for 45 minutes or so -- just until a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean. Let it cool about 10 minutes sliced it in squares sprinkled with powdered sugar and voila. It was fantastic. Whole family loved it. Totally changed it up I know. But figured someone might like what I did. Cheers! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
So disclaimer: the mixed reviews scared me a bit so I did take several suggestions and added a few of my own -- so I did change it up quite a bit. And it was delicious! Here's what I did: I only had clementines so I used those in the blender. I zested just a sprinkling of the peel into the bowl. The batter was runnyish in the end so I added about 3 additional tablespoons of flour to make it closer to a typical cake batter. For the sugar I used half white half brown. I used the called for oil. I used 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder. And I used the called for salt. I also added a tsp of vanilla and a tsp of cinnamon. I poured the batter in a glass dish sprayed with cooking spray. Then I sliced one Fuji apple thinly tossed it in cinnamon sugar and put it on top. Baked it for 45 minutes or so -- just until a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean. Let it cool about 10 minutes sliced it in squares sprinkled with powdered sugar and voila. It was fantastic. Whole family loved it. Totally changed it up I know. But figured someone might like what I did. Cheers! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
I really appreciate the omission of dairy from this recipe even though I am not vegan:). I followed the recipe and added some extra ingredients to make this cake feel a little bit customized. I ADDED an extra orange and a kiwi to the juice which yielded 1 3/4 cups orange-kiwi juice also 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and i altered the sugar by using 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar ( this was not intended i ran out of white!!). The cake baked for 45 minutes but that is probably due to the extra liquidity of my cake. I greased the pan with butter This cake tasted chewy but not mushy with a flavor that displayed the fruit in a tasty but not overpowering way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2013
My cake came out tasting like baking soda. Tried again with a teaspoon of baking powder and it was much better. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2016
This cake was amazing! After reading reviews I made a few suggested changes. I used baking powder instead of soda, I added the zest of the orange to the batter and used 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 regular. I made a glaze with powdered sugar, orange juice and orange zest and poured it over the cake while still quite warm. This was better than any store bought cake we have had, vegan or not! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2015
Super easy to make and delicious. I blended my orange in Vitamix had to add 1/2 cup of OJ to make 1 cup. I added all ingredients in Vitamix and pulsed just until mixed. Changes: I added 2/3 zest of orange to batter replaced 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with baking powder. I also topped it with a glaze while it was warm: 2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water orange extract and zest added after sugar dissolved and syrup removed from heat. Everyone really enjoyed it! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2014
This cake is surprisingly moist and very tasty! I made it with pineapple juice instead of orange and it was a huge success with vegans and non-vegans alike:) Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2013
This cake is good but I will use it as a jumping off point from now on as I felt it needed more flavour. Next time I will also both flour and grease the pan as the cake stuck with just greasing it. I will add orange zest along with some fresh nutmeg as well as using brown sugar for half the sugar called for and some vanilla. Also based on ratio only 1 tsp of baking soda is needed. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2016
Gotta say I was skeptical about an orange cake without dairy especially eggs so I was keen to try this recipe when I went to a vegan dinner party. Have made it twice now with good results each time varying the recipe. Both times it rose quite well and was moist. First time I added orange zest & bakng powder (not soda). It tasted great with strawberry coulis (punnet of strawberries puréed with a little sugar)and banana ice cream (puréed frozen bananas that's it!). The second time I substituted 1 cup of the flour for almond meal used coconut oil and sprinkled 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries over the top. Recipe is a keeper. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
I used brewed coffee instead of orange and the cake came out moist and delicious definitely will make again everyone loved it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
07/20/2019
It was a disappointment. Too much baking soda. Not enough flavors. Not making it again. Read More