Nov 142014

Oranges are in season and it’s Children’s day today in India, so why not make a yummy orange cake so that both the kid and mom is happy? 🙂 Yeah, that was the thought I had, so here I am sharing with all my readers today, a simple easy-to-do eggless version of mini orange cake made with 100% whole wheat or multi-grain flour.


There are no 2 different – dry and wet ingredients here and there is no sifting and sieving, just combine everything , pop it in the oven to bake and drench the baked cake with the orange syrup, a very simple one – takes about 30 minutes to make. Well, if we can make cakes this healthy then why only kids have to eat it? we can too right!! 🙂 🙂

Makes: 3 mini cakes

Baking time: 20-25 mins

Preparation time: 10 mins


Whole wheat/multi-grain flour – 1 cup

Powdered white sugar – ¾ cups (I blended regular sugar to fine powder)

Baking powder – 1.5 tsp

Oil/butter – 3 tbsp

Soy granules – 3 tbsp, optional (blend the granules into fine powder)

Buttermilk/curd – ¼ cup

Orange juice (canned or fresh from fruit) – ¼ cup

Orange rind/pulp – 1 tbsp, optional

Vanilla extract – 2-3 drops, optional

All-purpose flour/maida – 2 tbsp (for dusting the baking bowls)

Orange syrup:

Water – ¼ cup

Orange juice (canned or fresh from fruit) – ¼ cup

White sugar – ¼ cup



  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the oil, orange juice, orange pulp, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla extract. Combine well.
  2. Into this, add the wheat flour, baking powder, soy granules and combine well. You should get a smooth thick cake-like batter consistency. If batter is too thin, add some flour and if it is too thick, add some curd.
  3. Take 3 small oven-safe bowls/katoris and grease them with oil or butter. Sprinkle a little of all-purpose flour/maida in the bowls so that the baked cake comes out easily.
  4. Add about 1/3 cup of batter in each bowl and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. I baked for 22 minutes.
  5. Simultaneously, prepare the orange syrup by adding all the ingredients under ‘orange syrup’ and let it simmer on medium-low heat till a thick syrup is obtained.
  6. Once the cakes are baked, remove them onto a wire rack and pour the prepared orange syrup over them.
  7. Serve warm or cold.



  1. I added soy for some crumbly texture; you may substitute it with almond/badam powder or even bread crumbs.
  2. You can make the same recipe using egg; just discard the curd in the recipe in that case.

  4 Responses to “Eggless Whole-Wheat Mini-Orange Cakes – Children’s Day special”


    How many eggs can be used


    Looks amazing <3 <3

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