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Whole Navel Orange-Honey Eggless Cake

10 November 2010 65 Comments

orange-honey eggless cake

I love bright Navel Oranges, the fact that they are seedless and juicy makes me an ardent fan of these orange beauties. Navel Oranges are a delicacy in baking cakes and muffins, as these impart beautiful color and flavors to the goodies.

These fruits are devoid of seeds and are propagated by cutting method . And since the blossom end of the fruit resembles the human navel it has got this unusual name – ‘Navel Orange’.  Navel Orange-Honey Egg less Cake is a real treat with distinct flavors and soft texture.

Orange & Honey Eggless cake

Orange segments & Grated Peels


  • 1 cups of Refined flour
  • 1/2 cup of Wholewheat flour
  • 1 big size Navel Orange
  • 1/4 cup of Honey
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. of thick curd or  Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of Oil (vegetable/Olive)
  • 1/2 cup of dried fruits (raisins, almonds currents)
  • 1 tsp. of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of Cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of Salt
Orange & Honey Eggless cake

Flour and cinnamon

Method: Wash the Navel orange and grate the outer peel with a grater, make sure not to grate the white part of the orange (will give bitter taste to the cake). Makes about 2 tsp. of orange peel. De skin the orange and take out the segments, remove the fibers from them.

Orange & Honey Eggless cake


Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180°C.  Take a big vessel and add both the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon powder in it. Sift the dry ingredients twice and keep the vessel aside.

Add the dried fruits in the dry flour mix.

Orange & Honey Eggless cake

Firm with slight furrows on the top

Take another vessel and pour the oil in it. Add honey and whip it gently. You can add the sugar also if you like your cake to be a bit sweeter. I avoided as I wanted to get the flavors of Honey in my cake. Add yogurt, orange segments and the grated peels in it. Whisk it gently.

Orange & Honey Eggless cake

Moist from Upside down

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry flour mix little at a time. Keep stirring with a very light hand. Stop mixing when all the ingredients are mixed and there are no lump and flour seen in the batter.

Orange & Honey Eggless cake

Raisins and orange segments peeping out

Grease a round cake mold and pour the batter into it. Bake the cake for 20 minutes at 200°C and reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for another 20 minutes or till the cake is firm and slightly golden from outside.

orange honey eggless cake

Irresistible Orange Treat!

Take the cake from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes. Slice it and serve with tea or with whipped cream.

The Navel orange-Honey cake is extremely moist with beautiful orange hue. The heady flavors of cinnamon, Honey and orange peels is hard to resist. And the segments of oranges in between the cake makes it more scrumptious. Try it and am sure you will love it.



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  • Sharmilee said:

    Wow truely irrestible…luv the addition of honey

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    A real treat, indeed!It looks so moist and light! Love navel orange, too.

  • G.Pavani said:

    cake looks yummy n soft..

  • Ekta said:

    wow.. am going to try it soon 🙂

  • Priya said:

    Fabulous looking cake..

  • Gayathri Kumar said:

    Looks soft and yummy..

  • Jayasree said:

    I love citrus flavor in cakes…Your recipe sounds quite healthy too.

  • Nandini said:

    Wow! Cake looks spongy and delicious!

  • Nishi said:

    Oh the cake looks so scrumptios sanjeeta. Just awesome 🙂

  • Priya Srinivasan said:

    Cake looks super delicious and Spongy!!!

  • Barbarab said:

    That looks lovely and moist! Citrus is divine with honey. And you’ve used such healthy ingredients. Great recipe!

  • Dimah said:

    Wow, this cake looks fabulous!

  • Srimathi said:

    I agree I am a big fan of navel oranges too. The cake looks moist without the egg. Nice.

  • Biren @ Roti n Rice said:

    This eggless cake looks delicious! So glad to see an eggless cake recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Kairali sisters said:

    Oh man i love citrus in cakes..This is just amazing!!!

  • Sujana said:

    Wow Sanjeeta, my first visit to your blog…. and I am simply awe struck with the creative healthy foods you have made….

  • sayantani said:

    what a texture Sanjeeta!!!just Wow. love this cake.

  • Sarah said:

    oh wow!!! awesome recipe..looks perfect and delicious..drool..drool..

  • Swathi said:

    I love orange flavor in my cake. This looks delicious. Nice texture

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    This looks so moist and delicious!

  • Cumin Coriander said:

    Gorgeous! i am going to try it, if it comes out nicely, i might post it on my blog 🙂 will give you credit then!

  • Madhavi said:

    Super cake..lovely recipe!!!

  • Jagruti said:

    yummy and tempting cakes…!

  • Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said:

    I want that cake moisty with honey and it looks very aromatic! Ohh ideal with tea or coffee 🙂



  • Honeybeesweets said:

    Looks like a really fragrant and flavorful cake! I bet the raisins compliments it really well. 🙂

  • Julie M. said:

    This looks delicious Sanjeeta! I love how moist it looks as well. I wish I could have a slice right this minute.

  • Treat and Trick said:

    Love the combination of orange, honey and dry fruit, it turns of great!

  • Apu said:

    Beautiful!! I love citrus bakes!!

  • vaishali said:

    m sure its going to taste as yum as it looks!!
    a must try..ASAP!!

  • Mia said:

    Love the addition of Honey and yogurt , sure sounds delish and i will have to make this too!!

  • Joyti said:

    It sounds delicious.
    And the crumb is superb…amazing considering that its eggless!

  • Peggy said:

    I bet the honey and oranges complimented eachother very well! This looks absolutely amazing!

  • Rosa said:

    A marvelous cake! So flavorful, moist and delicious.



  • Hari Chandana said:

    Wowwwwwwwwww.. looks so soft and perfect.. thanks for the recipe.. beautiful shots !!

  • SinfullySpicy said:

    The best part is its an eggless recipe…and anything orange..count me in 🙂

  • Sandhya said:

    One for me tooo….
    Healthy n Tasty:)

  • Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective said:

    Mmmm! I can honey-orange salad dressing all the time, so I can imagine just how good it tastes in warm, moist cake!

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    This is simply wow!

  • peachkins said:

    I love citrus-y cakes!

  • Mary said:

    What a lovely cake. It really looks moist and delicious and has a great crumb for a cake made without eggs. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • anh said:

    Navel oranges are my favourite, favourite fruit! And this cake looks wonderful, even without eggs!

  • Soma said:

    I LOVE citrus flavors in the dessert, esp. orange. The cake has such wonderful colors. I bet the flavors were awesome.

  • deeba said:

    Looks yummy to me Sanjeeta…a winner!

  • simply.food said:

    This cake looks wonderful and moist and its egg less too.Will book mark nad give it a try.You have awonderful space following you.Do drop by simply.food sometime.

  • Pachecopatty said:

    I would love a piece of your cake! It just looks so moist and fresh with the citrus. How do you get your cake to rise like this without eggs?

  • Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said:

    Honey, orange and eggless! What a beautiful recipe!

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    I love oranges, fresh and in cakes :D, and they are so good for you too.
    Your cake looks beautiful.
    *kisses* HH

  • Panchpakwan said:

    Wow, cakes looks yummy..that to eggles!!

  • Karen said:

    Really beautiful cake. It looks so moist and delicious, and the flavors sound really yummy!

  • deeba said:

    Yes got it Sanjeetha…thank you!

  • Sally said:

    Your love of baking really shines through in your post about this cake. I really like the idea of the moist orange flavour.

  • minal sharma exotica said:

    lovely, testy, amazingly delicious i will add it as my favorite cake…

  • Jyoti said:

    I am loving it.. Its like a visual treat here.. Will try it asap..

  • sonal said:

    I made this today and everyone who had it loved it. It was very yummy.
    Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  • Geeta said:

    I made this last week and it was awesome. Everybody loved it.
    Though i dont have an oven, i made it in a pressure cooker…..came out perfect 🙂
    Will make it often.
    Thanks for such a wonderful and healthy recipe!!!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Geeta, So happy that your family liked your cake! And you made in in pressure cooker, you are one excellent cook I must say. Best wishes, take care.

  • radhika said:

    :)i love it…..i added an orange glaze to it…..made it a lil more moist but i was good….share more….happy baking

  • radhika said:

    there s problem though….the cake did nt seem to be cooked even after forty minutes and and was crumbly :(why

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Radhika, as you mentioned in your earlier comment that you made the cake a little more moist….if the batter is too liquid the cake will take more time to bake. Or even may remain soggy.

  • luv2cuk said:

    Baked this cake for my son’s third month b’day and it came out puuuurfect!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Luv2cuk, thanks for trying out and happy baking!

  • lisa said:

    This cake turned out really yummy, although with the change from celsius to fahrenheit, maybe I should have baked it at 350 f instead of 392 f. Other than that, this was great and all your cake recipes are amazing! I’m going to try them all!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Lisa, thanks for such lovely words of encouragement. Glad that you are enjoying what you bake from Lite Bite! Happy baking. Hugs.

  • Shivani said:

    Hi Sanjeeta,
    I have been trying ur cake recipes since May 2013, when I baked eggless chocolate cake and the ragi chocolate cake for my mom’s b’day. and recently I made Orange honey cake and chocolate cake on my hubby’s b’day.

    Needless to say, ur recipes are great and they turn out to be as delicious as the pics that r on ur blog. I blindly follow ur instructions. Had been thinking to thanku since quite time. Thanks for sharing the recipes and bringing smile and wow look at everyone’s face (those who eat the cake).

    Happy cooking 🙂

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Shivani, Thanks for your lovely feedback, good to know that you and your family are liking what you bake from Lite Bite! Keep baking and making your loved ones happy, hugs.

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