Egg and Lactose Free Orange Cake (with only 7 ingredients)

The first thing I always do is to gather together all ingredients.  For this recipe I used only seven ingredients: Sugar, Flour, Vegetable Fat, Orange Juice, Baking Powder and Orange Essence. 
Sugar and Vegetable Fat were beaten together until I got a light and fluffy mixture.  This can be done with an electric mixer or by hand.  I have chosen to do it by hand.  It came out fine.
The next step was to add the orange juice and mix the three ingredients a bit, then to add the sifted flour along with the baking powder and cinnamon.  This stage needs patience because all the ingredients have to get mixed together without being over beaten.
The orange essence was added at the end.  The cake mixture will look like this when it will be ready to be baked.
Just about to be poured into the bundt pan. 
For egg and lactose free cakes I usually use bundt pans because, due to their shape, they make it easier for the cake to be baked well.  In such recipes baking is essential to be done in the right way.  Otherwise you will get an uncooked sponge.
The cake was cooked for about one hour.  Nobody could understand the difference between a classic orange cake and this one.  It can be served with ice cream, melted chocolate on top or simply by adding a bit of icing sugar.  I prefer not to add anything…
Below you can find the recipe in detail.  Good luck!
  • 2 glasses of fresh orange juice (4 large oranges)
  • 1 glass of caster sugar
  • 1/3 glass of vegetable fat/unsalted margarine or extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 glasses of all-purpose flour sifted
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange essence or orange zest
Preparation Method
  1. Preheat oven to 170ºC (338ºF) fan forced.  Grease 26 bundt pan well.
  2. Beat vegetable fat and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add orange juice and mix.
  4. Stir in sifted flour, baking powder and cinnamon; then add orange zest.
  5. Spread mixture into pan; bake for about 45 minutes to 170ºC (338ºF), then reduce temperature to 150ºC and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes.  Insert a knife to the cake. If the knife comes out clean then your cake is done.
  6. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.

About eftychia2011

I am a working mother that loves cooking and baking.
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13 Responses to Egg and Lactose Free Orange Cake (with only 7 ingredients)

  1. Ivy says:

    I love this kind of cake with a cup of coffee.

  2. eftychia2011 says:

    Thank you Ivy for your comment. I am looking forward to share a piece with you when you come to Cyprus again.

  3. Nikki says:

    This cake looks fantastic! I was eating an orange last night and trying to think of things to make with all the beautiful oranges my husband bought this past weekend. I think this cake is a wonderful idea 🙂

  4. Amy says:

    This looks delicious! I look forward to trying it. Thanks for posting. I love citrus based cakes – yumm 🙂

  5. thoma says:

    i’m new here…stopped by to pinch this orange cake recipe…jus the recipe i was looking for to use my oranges…thank you…have you ever added cocoa powder or chocolate to this and tried?

  6. thoma says:

    i tried this i tried this. and i vouch for its greatness….i loved it. added some carrots and walnuts for nutrition and milkmaid which is my obsession. this is the simplest and best orange cake recipe. thank you eftychia!

    • eftychia2011 says:

      Thank you so much for your comments 🙂 Thank you for trying again and again and again 🙂 I am very pleased to hear that you liked my cake recipe. I would like to inform you that I do not update this blog any more. My new site is
      I will try to transfer all recipes to the new blog and I would be very pleased to see you there. Ciao!!

  7. thoma says:

    not able to post another comment. says duplicate comment detected. i tried this and it’s lovely. tweaked it a little for my family.

  8. thoma says:

    funny! i was trying to post my first comment and…let it be. once again thank you.

  9. Hungry Annie says:

    Sounds delicious..The only thing I need to buy is an orange essence…

  10. Great tip about the bundt pan! I’ll try it next time I bake vegan cakes! 😉

  11. Interesting eggless cake recipe will try it out

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