Eggless Cherry Orange Cake | Boiled Orange Cake | Baking With Whole Wheat Flour

Eggless Cherry Orange Cake is a moist and delicious fruit cake. It could also be called a Whole Orange Cake because the entire orange (peel, juice, and pulp) is used. It is perfect served with a warm cup of tea or coffee. In Orange cake generally, we use juice or zest of orange. But in this cake, I used “boiled orange”. Yes, boiled orange with peel, juice, and pulp. It will give you a perfect & full flavored orange cake.  Oranges Lovers do try this cake.

Eggless Cherry Orange Cake

Ingredients :

Flour – 1 cup

( I used 50:50, Whole Wheat Flour: Maida or All Purpose Flour )

Malta Orange – 1

Cherry (deseeded) – 1 cup

Powdered White Sugar – 1/2 cup

Cold milk – 1/2 cup

Refined Oil – 1/4 cup

Vanilla custard powder – 1 tbsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

A pinch of salt

Boiled Orange Cake


  1. Boil whole orange (with skin) in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water (cook in low flame till one whistle ) or in a saucepan put 2 cups of water and orange. Boil it for 60 minutes covered in low flame.
  2. After boiling allow orange to cool down completely. Then remove its pulp and remove pith from the skin.
  3. Wet mixture: In a grinder mix sugar, oil, cold milk, boiled orange (with the skin after removing pith) and grind into a smooth batter.
  4. Toss cherry with 1 tbsp of whole wheat flour and keep it aside.
  5. Dry mixture: Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla custard powder, salt. Add tossed cherry and keep it aside.
  6. Mix tossed cherries with dry and wet mixtures. Mix them well.
  7. Put prepared batter into a greased pan and tab the cake pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  8. Put the cake pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour 10 minutes.
Tea Time Cake


  1. Use Malta Orange for the best result.
  2. Don’t reduce the quality of sugar otherwise, the cake will taste bitter.
  3. Baking time may vary.
  4. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour 10 minutes. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Baking With Whole Wheat

Pressure Cooker Method:

Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

Important Notes:

  • Use the baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Cake

How to Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand.
  2. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid.
  4. Lower the flame after 2 minutes. Let it bake for 50 -60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done.
  5. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  6. Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake is ready.
Healthy Slice Of Cake

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