Orange Loaf Cake (Butter Free, Egg Free)

I admit. I am getting a little tired of this Staying Home business. I miss going out and doing my thing. I have a Sunday ritual. Every Sunday, I go out and spend hours strolling with coffee. I buy fresh flowers and some fresh veggies and come home after a few hours totally rejuvenated. A few hours of me-time does wonders for my well being. I miss that. So, how I am keeping sane in these crazy days…? I bake, I binge watch Netflix and of course, I’m cooking so much nowadays.

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Orange_Loaf_Cake (Butter Free, Egg Free)5This Orange Loaf Cake (Butter Free, Egg Free) I baked for the third time in a row. I kid you not. First two times for two friends and the third time was for me. Not that I need more cake in my life, but I love baking. The smell of a fresh-baked cake is amazing. Not only the aroma of this Orange Loaf Cake but also the spongy texture of this cake will make you bake this cake over and over again. It tastes great with tea/coffee or you can enjoy this cake as is light and guilt-free snack.

And when you have an egg-free and butter-free cake.  what else you do need, yeah?

More ideas on butter-free, egg-free bakes?

Pound Cake with Dried Fruits

Semolina Coconut Cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake (Eggless)

I have been receiving really good feedback on this Orange Loaf Cake (Butter Free, Egg Free) cake, so I thought of writing a post on this. Hopefully, some of you will bake the cake and leave me feedback. 🙂

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Orange_Loaf_Cake (Butter Free, Egg Free)3INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil/vegetable oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 Table Spoon Orange zest
  • 1/2 Tea Spoon baking soda
  • 1 Tea spoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Oil and prepare a loaf pan or a round pan and keep aside
  • Mix oil, sugar, yogurt, orange juice really well
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, salt and zest to the wet mixture
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients well. DO NOT OVERMIX
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30/35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean while inserted. The top of the cake should be a beautiful brown color
  • Let it cool and enjoy with tea/coffee

You don’t have an oven? No worries. You can totally bake this beautiful cake in a pressure cooker. Pressure Cooker Method –

  • prepare the batter as above
  • Take a pressure cooker and add a layer of sand/salt all over the base.
  • close the lid of the cooker without keeping the gasket and whistle.
  • heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Place the cake pan carefully over the sand.
  • Cover the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Do not put on the whistle(very important).
  • Cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Cook on low flame for 40/45 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Check whether the cake is done with the help of a toothpick.

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80 thoughts on “Orange Loaf Cake (Butter Free, Egg Free)

  1. Hi , this looks very delicious..
    can we use wheat flour instead of APF if so any changes to be made ? Thanks

  2. Looks and should taste delicious as well.
    Please suggest me.
    How much is one cup? My 1 cup measures 250ml. So 1cup how much should I take?
    Thank you for your suggestion. Will eagerly wait for your reply.
    Is the baking temp 180 deggree?

  3. Hi,
    Can I substitute APF with semolina completely and it will still get the same texture?
    Do I need to make any changes in other ingredients if I use semolina?

  4. I haven’t tried with semolina. Not sure how the texture will be. May be you have to add more yogurt. You can check the semolina cake recipe from my blog. I bake that all time.

  5. Hi..the cake looks lovely but I want to bake even healthier version of the cake. I bake banana bread with no oil,no sugar and no flour..

    Can I substitute either whole wheat flour/oats flour instead of refined four .if yes ,what qty should I use..
    honey instead of sugar – if yes qty ?
    What can be an oil substitute – I have heard about applesauce and used it when I am baking banana bread and it turns out great…but any idea applesauce can be used instead of oil for this recpie

  6. Yes you can replace APF with whole wheat flour but the cake wont be as spongy. The taste would still be great though.
    As for sugar, you can try some good quality sugar replacements meant for baking and use the same amount as given in the recipe.
    For oil, yes apple sauce will be a good option.

  7. I tried this, but somehow my cake didnt rise well, tastes hood though but its not spongy.

  8. Can melted butter be used instead of oil OR can sesame oil or groundnut oil be used?

  9. Hi I followed your recipe to the T, but my cake sunk horribly… I am a bit doubtful about your proportion of baking soda and baking powder.. to me this seems the cause.. in all my previous baking recipes I used 1 tsp baking pwd and 1/2 tsp soda .. with same flour proportions.

  10. Hi! The reason for sinking i can think of is – overmixing . I have used the same proportion of baking powder and baking soda. Another case might be, expiry dates of the soda/baking powder?

  11. Thanks for the receipe, can this be tried with pineapple juice to make it a pineapple cake?

  12. I tried your recipe yesterday and result is Awesome. Thanks a lot for a perfect recipe. I used Eggs instead of yogurt

  13. Well, made the cake.. thanks for the recipe..
    I did not have oven Nor cake dish.. so used simple steel container , put salt in a idli cooker then a stand and then The steel pan with cake batter. Slow flame and 45 min and it was done perfect . With no butter egg or oven still perfect and soft!! And I used fresh orange juice!!

  14. I made this cake and it turned out amazing …
    Only thing is mine was a bit darker from inside… Basically the outer curve (I made a round cake ) was dark… But amazingly tasty…
    Could it be becoz it might have got over cooked..

  15. this looks very awesome n manageable!!!
    what is thick yoghurt? not the usual yoghurt we buy off the shelves?

  16. I made the cake with this recipe just instead of APF used wholewheat flour
    The taste was very nice but the cake sank in the middle and was a bit gooey in the centre (not undercooked)
    Could you please guide

  17. Hi
    My cake came out awesome in terms of taste but it kept falling apart. I somehow think its the baking powder and baking soda proportions. Can you pls tell
    Me why wud my cake fall apart?

  18. i have baked this cake twice and on both occasions, it turned out superb … baking has never been this easy😁 thank you so much…. do u have sooji cake recipe (my sister’s favourite)

  19. May I use coconut flour instead? Would the quantities be the same? I’m looking for recipes where I can use coconut flour suggestions welcomed. Thanks

  20. Can we put water and vanilla essence instead of orange juice?

  21. Awesome recipe. Looks really delicious just had a question, I don’t get oranges so easily now a days. Can I use ready made orange juice? And what can in do for the zest?

  22. Hi
    I tried this today I am not a baker just liked the recipe as no egg no butter.
    Taste good but it’s not that fluffy as it shows in ur pick. Can u please help. Thanks

  23. Hi,
    I am not a baker. I tried your recipes for this cake and Lemon cake. Both turned out good in taste but somehow my cakes become flat in the center. They become fluffy when in the oven but when laid for cooling, they become flat. What could be the reason for this and how do I make it even like yours?
    Thanks in advance.

  24. Hey, i tried your orange loaf cake and it turned out awesome …..where do i look for your lemon cake and any suggestion for lemon glaze on top ….

  25. Can it be made with eggs and without yogurt?
    If yes how many eggs would do.

  26. Just wondering what flour is best to use? What you mean by thick yoghurt? Is Alpro plain yoghurt okay? And what temperature for a fan oven?

  27. What is All purpose flour? Also, can I use gluten free flour?
    Thanks Angeline

  28. Have you made this with sugar alternate like maple syrup / peanut butter or any nut butter / honey? I am looking at ways to avoid sugar.

  29. Hey! I tried this cake today with eggs. Came out great.. Lovely dark brown outer color. It’s falling apart though. Next time I would like to replace the APF with whole wheat flour though just to make it more healthy. Would the flour proportion be the same for whole wheat flour?

  30. Hii, 2nd time im.trying the recipe..
    This time i used high protein flour and somehow the bread didnt rise… any idea why? Flavour is great though

  31. I love your recipe and have baked this loaf 3 times already. It’s a huge hit with my family and neighbors. I just upped the flour to 1-3/4 on my subsequent bakes. Look forward to other egg-free and butter-free recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  32. I am going to try this… all in same proportion, but i want to add one egg. Hope it works, will share the outcome 🙂

  33. What is thick yoghurt? And I am unable to get orange juice, can I use only orange zest instead of orange juice, if yes, how much for the above recipe?

  34. Wow….I am pleasantly surprised! I made this today and used sour cream instead of yogurt. I baked in a loaf pan and it came out just perfect! Thank you for the recipe!

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