Orange Loaf Cake

I first saw this recipe in a Eye doctor's place!(Really!). Went for my regular annual checkup and they had these plethora of mags lying around among which was this Taste of Home edition. I was flipping through it when I saw this recipe. It clicked immediately and since I had no paper or pen to note it down, I used my phone camera to copy the same. The only changes I made to it(and that's only cos I wanted to use all my oranges and nothing else!) was to increase the Orange juice and decrease the no. of eggs whites from 4 to 2 to accommodate more Orange juice. I also added Orange zest for that extra zing.The rest was just right for me.

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  • Yields: Makes one 9X5 inch loaf cake
  • 1-3/4 cup Cake flour (Check here for Cake flour substitutions)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp confectioner's sugar for dusting
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles:
1) How to Bake in Microwave
2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart:
1) Baking substitutions
2) Egg Substitutions
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients
2. Add oil and orange juice, beat until smooth.
3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
4. Fold it into the Orange mixture.
5. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
6. Bake for about 1 hour in a pre-heated 350F oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out neat.
7. Cool for 10 minutes, dust the loaf with confectioner's sugar and enjoy! :)

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2 Member Reviews

By Natalie on Mar 17, 2012

Made this 2 weeks ago - it was a huge hit!  Am going to make it again today!!

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By vineeta on Jan 7, 2012

not that gud as urs.....still i got only 1 piece.......added pomegranate just to consume them before spoiling;D...... but dnt like their color after baking.....:):):)thnx:D


By archana das on Dec 4, 2013

yes! i made it. beautiful. since i did not hv loaf tin so made it in 9" square cake mould and it got done in 30 min . the aroma !? :roll: dont ask just make and find out. the colour on the top is so nice. i wanted to join a baking class but where i stay i dont know the local language so decided against enrolling . but with chefinyou website i need no more classes. sometimes i feel so overwhelmed after cooking your recipes , i feel how can i thank u enough.

Thank you so so much for making my day so much more brighter. At the end of the day, you make everything tastes so good in your kitchen and to think I get a small credit for it is like keeping the cake and eating it too. Appreciate your kind words :) --DK

By archana das on Dec 4, 2013

dying to make this recipe. the baked cake looks so nice.

By waddy on Dec 23, 2011

mwaaaaaaa! lovely :-D !!!!

By sana on Mar 8, 2010

its really nice that u mentioned substitutes for cake flour...the cake looks so beautiful. :wink: ..wish i had an egg beater ,i would've tried it right away :(

By hema on Feb 9, 2010

hai DK very nice recipe... i want to try it but i dont want to use egg...can u plz tell me it will work....or ican use any substitute.......i can use that substitute for some other cake recipe of urs. thanks

The beauty of the cake is that the egg whites add that amazing texture to the cake. But if you want to make a substitute you can use 1/4 cup of orange juice or apple sauce or silken tofu. Hope this helps :) --DK

By indra on Jul 18, 2009

hi first post to u...i did this today..but the cake colour was kind of brown...and i used all purpose flour and the cake was too moist...can u plz tell me the consistency of how the cake batter should be...mine was bit thin...and i baked it for more than an hr in 350...plz help me ....

The cake will be brownish with little touch of orange on the sides. I think the problem was with using all purpose flour. It comes out best with cake flour. But in case it is not available, though u can use APF, it cannot be done on 1:1 ratio. To make correct substitution pls use : 1. Place 2 tbsp cornstarch in 1 cup and fill the rest up with All Purpose flour 2. 1 cup all purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons You can refer this link With Baking Substitutions for other such Ingredient replacement. . Hope this is helpful to you.

By Rajee on Mar 23, 2009

It would be great smell if u had orange zest. Great and perfect loaf. What do u think about orange zest?

By Namratha on Mar 6, 2009

WOW, this loaf is perfect DK, love that it is flavoured with orange...mmmmm...too good!

By DK on Mar 5, 2009

Thanks Anu :)

Thanks Indhu..I loved it too

Thanks Nags :)

Do lemme know how it turned out for you notyet100

Thanks was perfect for me

Thanks Priya :)

Thanks Pavani! Memeories!:)

Siri - I thought it would be so :) hehehe.

Thanks Maya :)

Thanks Steph :):):)

Thanks Chez! That really meant a lot to me :)

Thanks Paru - it sure was heavenly for me :)

Same pinch to you to Divs! I knew we had some telepathy going! :)

Thanks Ashwini :)

Thanks Cham :) I am sure it would have..will try it next time :)

Thanks gayathri :)

Thanks Angela..I am sure it would have! Now I would use this too next time :)

Thanks Sra :)

@foodierunner : Cake flour and self raising flour are different.Cake flour has low gluten which makes it possible for those tender textures in the cake while self raising flour is APF with some baking powder. If you dont find cake flour, then use the following substitution :

For every cup of cake flour use one cup (minus 2 tbsp) all purpose flour.

As for your intrepretation of my dialog - me and Mr. right had a good laugh over it. I am vegetarian - so man eater I sure am not! Anyways u missed the essence of the conv :)

Hi rupa : For every cup of cake flour use one cup (minus 2 tbsp) all purpose flour. This is the closest to the texture that u can get...:) For egg can use 1/4 cup extra oil/Orange juice. The whipped whites add a lot to the texture..but the taste would still be good :) Give it a try.

Thanks give it a would be worth all the effort

Thanks Vandana..would love to know how it turned out for you :)

hahahaha - I was not linking husband to cakes...was linking the fact of 'Knowing the perfect thing' to the cake :) hahaha! but ur husband's eyebrows are sure going up on reading the comment from u for sure :) Make this cake to appease him will ya? ;)

Thanks Akal sappadu...hahaha..I sure did !:)

Thanks sure u wud love it :) Give it a try :)

By Swapna Pravin on Mar 5, 2009

Wow, very cute click. drooling. cake looks fluffy and soft....

By Akal's Saappadu on Mar 4, 2009

your orange looks really good and fluffy and sounds delicious and spongy; i don't wonder why you fell at the first sight;

but really you dissppointed me when i knew that you weren't speaking about someone but it was about this cake, hahahaha, enjoyed the anecdote.

By Akal's Saappadu on Mar 4, 2009

your orange looks really good and fluffy and sounds delicious and spongy; i don't wonder why you fell at the first sight;

but really you dissppointed me when i knew that you weren't speaking about someone but it was about this cake, hahahaha, enjoyed the anecdote.

By veggie belly on Mar 4, 2009

since we are linking husbands to cakes...if i had to chose between your orange cake and a husband, think ill have to ditch the hubby ;)

how nice that you got this recipe on your phone! i have to try this, looks incredible!

By Vandana Rajesh on Mar 3, 2009

I have fallen in love with it at first sight itself DK. Just loved ur post and the step by step guide with lovely pics at each stage. Have to try this one for sure. Will get back to u soon.

By Usha on Mar 2, 2009

I love orange flavor in my bakes so I am sure this is something I would love to try, looks fantastic :-)

By rupa on Mar 2, 2009

Looks so so yum....
Are there any substitutes for cake flour ( not available in india ) and for egg whites ( am a vegetarian)

By foodierunner on Mar 2, 2009

Lovely cake! Is Cake Flour what we call self-raising flour in the UK do you think (ie flour with raising agent in it)?
Unless you are a man eater, please don't mistake your feelings for this cake with those you might feel for Mr. Right!

By sra on Mar 2, 2009

This is gorgeous!

By Angela on Mar 1, 2009

Nice cake. This would be fantastic with espresso.

By Gayathri on Mar 1, 2009

Thats a prefect blend.. Great pics

By Cham on Mar 1, 2009

Love the orange flavor that could really pair well with little whip cream and berry! Love the last pict...

By Ashwini on Mar 1, 2009

Wow..lovely cake ..Love the citrus, it is so refreshing..yummm

By Divya Vikram on Mar 1, 2009

That is a gorgeous looking cake with CA oranges! And you know what , I too once had an interesting article clicked from a mag in my Dentist's office! Same pinch!

By Paru ... on Mar 1, 2009

I loved your cake,,and you post:) I can very well relate to almost everything..I am sure that cake must have tasted awesome..

By chez aurora on Mar 1, 2009

Looks lovely and refreshing! Great photography too! :)


By Steph on Mar 1, 2009

Wow! That looks perfect. I wish I could fold egg whites like you.

By Maya on Mar 1, 2009

Wow, that looks just awesome! I love the citrus flavours in a cake. Yumm..

By Siri on Mar 1, 2009

Hehehe, I can totally imagine you taking a pic of the recipe thru ur phone camera in an eye clinic..:)) the cake looks great, wish I could taste it - I feel this way for every recipe of urs!

I got inspired by your 'pantry-cleaning' when you told me the other day on phone. I had so much stuff, which I wanted to get rid of asap. Well I did it babes, went a 'week without shopping' and cleaned my freezer. and saved money too! Yeh yeh. will go for grocery shopping today. take care and have a great week ahead.


By Pavani on Mar 1, 2009

Looks delish.. very tempting pics DK. Loved reading your Mr. Right dialogue with dad. Have a wonderful Sunday.

By Priya on Mar 1, 2009

WOwow gorgeous the orange flavour..just drooling rite now here..

By Madhumathi on Mar 1, 2009

OMG..The picture looks so professional!!
Was looking for a perfect orange cake recipe..Now I got it :)
Thanks for sharing..

By notyet100 on Mar 1, 2009

feel like tryin thism,..:-)

By Nags on Mar 1, 2009

its love at first sight for me now. love the first pic :)

By Indhu on Mar 1, 2009

wwwowww... the cake looks delicious... i love oranges... the picture looks awesome :)

By Arundathi on Mar 1, 2009

are you kidding me?? that looks amazing!! wish we got cake flour here!