Friday, June 22, 2012

Vegan Orange Cranberry Cake

         The first time, I tried baking a vegan bake, it didn't come out well, was too dense to be called a cake. This was my second attempt, orange cranberry cake and was I satisfied, absolutely, it was the perfect cake, got the beautiful texture. Very simple to make, you can have it either as a simple tea cake or do some frosting and have it as a delicious dessert, whichever way, you'll be completely satisfied..

Need To Have
  • All Purpose Flour - 1 + 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Dried Cranberries - 1/4 cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1/8 teaspoon

         Preheat the oven to 350F. Sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. Mix the cranberries with a little amount of the sifted flour ( so that they do not sink to the bottom of the cake while baking). Beat the orange juice, oil, vanilla extract and the sugar, to this add the salt and the sifted flour ( a little at a time) and mix well. Finally fold in the cranberries. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake it for 25 minutes. Cool and remove the cake. I used a square pan, sliced the cake and dusted some confectioners sugar on top.
Sending it to Tickling Palates for the I Love Baking event and
                to Daily Cuppa for Vardhini's Bake Fest event.

Oven temperatures vary and also depending on the baking pan the baking time could vary, so keep an eye.
Cool the cake well before removing (I removed it before it cooled completely and a little bit of the cake(in the center) stuck to the pan.
You can place a paper stencil in the center of the cake and then dust the sugar to make it a little more prettier.

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  1. Looks good. The texture is very important in cake, I agree.

  2. Cake looks so soft n loved its texture...might tasted great with orange n cranberry combo...will try it sometime...neat clicks!!

  3. Hi Hema ,

    Orange cake looks spongy and soft and

    thank you for your comment on

    my guest post at Lavanya's recipes:)

    Keep on Hema :)

  4. Was sooooooooo good, sure will try sometime.

  5. Looks so moist and soft..have to try it ur pictures..

  6. That's a precious recipe to have Hema..Vegan,and superbly textured.What more one want ?

  7. Yummmmmmmy! A slice of heaven :)

  8. This is awesome... I agree vegan baking tends to give really dense result. this one looks so light... I sometimes add a cup of areated soda to get the texture right!

  9. cake looks soft and delicious. nice one.

  10. Cake came out absolutely prefect and super tempting.

  11. This is like a perfectly packed heathy cake :)

  12. wow... delicious and healthy cake... looks fantastic... yummy..

  13. delicious looking cake lovely for tea time

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  15. Can't make out its vegan...looks perfect!

  16. Wonderfully delicious cake. I doubled the recipe, added a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg and 1/3 cup of walnuts. Had to cook it about 10 minutes longer. Everyone loved it!

  17. looks perfect! i'm sure it tasted really amazing :)

  18. Sooo tempting. Orange and cranberry are a match made in culinary heaven!

    ♥ It's Carmen

  19. This cake looks amazing, I think it is super light and flavorful. The photos on your blog are fantastic. It is a pleasure to read your recipes. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.

  20. What a wonderful recipe! I am going to try this one soon.

  21. I love cranberry bread!And to that you add oranges and walnut, what more can you ask for!Lovely recipe :)