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

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.

Jul 08, 2013

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

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.

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!

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 :)

Jun 03, 2013

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

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.

Dec 04, 2013

Delicious and simple! I used canola instead of vegetable oil, so if you're doing this, I'd recommend using a little less, because you can definitely taste it. I also added Trader Joe's pumpkin pie spice (about a teaspoon should do, you could also just add any spice blend of your choosing). Will certainly be coming back to this recipe. *Also, just make sure you get all the seeds out of the orange(s) you're using*


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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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