Thursday, September 13, 2012

Orange Loaf Cake / Low Calorie Orange Loaf Cake With Olive Oil

From this September my elder one started going Kindergarten, he really love his new school, friends and above all the School Bus...he daily come home by school bus and like it so much :) But the only thing he dislike or struggles, waking up early in the morning, at least he should wake up by 6.30am(his usual time 8 or 8.15am). Somehow last week he managed to wake up and went to school in time. So as a treat i baked this Orange Loaf Cake for him. He n lil' one really loved it. And from this week he gets to routine :) My kids again ordered for some chocolate cake with cream, so will be baking it soon for them. Now to the recipe, long back i bookmarked this Orange Loaf cake from USMasala. I have tried few recipes from her space n never disappointed, this loaf cake is very simple, so soft n delicious cake. It came out so well, only mistake is lil' burnt top...otherwise it was a flavorful n delicious loaf. We really loved it a lot n we finished the entire loaf within 3 days :) Do give it a try. The recipe as follows...


  1. All Purpose Flour      1 cup
  2. Corn Starch     1/4 cup
  3. Sugar     1/2 cup
  4. Baking Powder     1 tsp
  5. Salt        1/4 tsp
  6. Baking Soda    1/2 tsp
  7. Yogurt/curd    1/4 cup
  8. Egg     1
  9. Orange Juice     3/4 cup ( freshly squeezed - 1 and 1/2 orange)
  10. Orange Zest      1 tbsp
  11. Extra Virgin Olive Oil     4 tbsp


  • Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients - APF,corn flour,salt,baking powder n baking soda and keep aside.
  • Take another bowl, beat sugar n egg until smooth n fluffy, then add yogurt n olive oil beat for another 1 minute and stir in orange juice n orange zest.
  • Now add the dry ingredients to the egg-orange mixture and mix well.
  • Grease a 5x8" loaf pan with non stick cooking spray or oil, pour the batter in to pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once done remove from the oven, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes then cool it completely in a wired rack.
  • After cooling, slice it n Enjoy!

If u want, can add 1/2 tsp Vanilla also.
I baked the cake in 350 degree Fahrenheit for 25 or 27 minutes, oven temperature may vary, so keep an eye.
Slice the cake once it cool down completely, to get a perfect slice.
If u like, dust the top with icing sugar or top it with some desired glaze, but this cake tasted so delicious  without any toppings.
If u want u can also add 1/2 cup of any desired chopped walnuts or dry fruits/tutty fruity etc.

Sending this to Vardhini's Bake Fest now happening @ The Mad Scientist's Kitchen.


  1. Super soft and moist cake

  2. Moist and the flavour and colour!lovely cake..

  3. Nice flavorful loaf sangee.. Loved the texture n color

  4. wow...wht a flavourful cake!! Loved the colout too :)

  5. Yummy and perfect cake...I too had bookmarked this...

  6. Book marking it.
    It surely is healthy with no butter and a very little olive oil.

  7. Perfectly baked bread.. Looks so soft.. Will try this sometime.

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  8. Children are really eager going to school, my elder one doesn't like to miss school even for a single day...the orange loaf cake looks really good

  9. cake looks soft and delicious... perfect...

  10. Nice spongy orange loaf. Feel like grabbing one slice :) great clicks as always

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  11. Fluffy and spongy cake..Like to have a bite..

  12. looks very soft and moist cake ...
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  13. love the cake sangee and as usual beautiful clicks

  14. That looks such yummy bake .. love the clicks..

  15. What a scrumptious looking cake!! I am a little partial to baked goods with slight "burnt" flavour. :)
    If I was not weight watching I would have loved to bake this cake.

  16. What a super moist cake,love the beautiful clicks!!

  17. I always enjoy loaf cake specially when it has citrus in it!

  18. What a lovely looking cake...Lovely clicks too...

  19. Hello -- I'm not sure if I can get my hands on yogurt curds around you think subbing Greek yogurt would work? I'd love to try this delicious looking loaf!

  20. lovely! i love citrus cakes!iv never tried with orange. only with lemon! mayb will try urs soon!

  21. wow thats amazing dear,loved this sponge lofe cake...yum

  22. wow perfect and so soft cake.. nice clicks..

  23. Cake looks super spongy;moist and prefect. Loved that you prepared this cake with olive oil..

  24. Hi! I was looking for a low-fat orange cake recipe that didn't yield huge quantities when I came across your blog. I just tried your recipe and it came out great. Just that it requires more sugar, with all the flour and the tanginess from the orange zest the sugar gets overpowered. I also added nuts and it gives a good taste! I think i might have left it in the oven for a tad bit longer because my bottom came out crusty. Overall it's a keeper with just some minor modifications. Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback here, yes.,adding nuts will give nice crunch and taste to the loaf cake. sure adjust sugar or zest to your choice. Hope you get it perfect next time.

  25. Hi Sangeetha, this is really yummy recipe.I've tried it twice and it turned out awesome both the time. This time, I want to try an egg-less version of it. What should I replace egg with to get the same soft loaf? thanks for your time

    1. You can use egg replacer or instead of oil use butter and replace sugar with condensed milk. I haven't tried this recipe without egg, just giving you some options and hope it works.


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