Orange Vegan Cake Recipe -
Orange Vegan Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Orange Vegan Cake

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

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Original recipe makes 1 8x8-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  2. Blend orange in the blender until liquified; measure 1 cup orange juice.
  3. Whisk orange juice, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute 1 cup store-bought orange juice for the blended orange if desired.
  • For a plain cake, use 1 scant cup soy milk, rice milk, or water instead of the orange pulp/juice.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 08, 2013

My cake came out tasting like baking soda. Tried again with a teaspoon of baking powder and it was much better.

Mar 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.

Oct 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.

May 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 :)

Jan 29, 2014

LOVED IT! I added the zest of the orange in addition to the juice from it. I also added 1t of pumpkin pie spice. Another reviewer mentioned making a glaze for this cake out of vegan butter, powdered sugar, orange zest, and walnuts. That put the recipe right over the top! I loved that this was easy and quick to make. We will definitely come back to this recipe!

Sep 16, 2014

I've made this cake twice, and plan on making it more in the future. It's moist and delicious, and I like that the recipe just happens to be vegan, rather than using a bunch of substitutes. Perfect flavors for Fall, too.

Jun 03, 2013

Pretty tasty. I added vanilla extract,cinnamon and some cardamom.

Jul 06, 2015

We loved this recipe! Very few ingredients, yet such a great cake. I thought it was a little crumbly, but my husband liked that.


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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