Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

This year I decided to not make a Rum or Brandy soaked Christmas cake and focus on other holiday treats like Gingerbread Cookies and other cakes like this classic carrot cake.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

I have consciously reduced the amount of sugar we eat and even my baking to a limited degree. It now adds freshness to our meals with its occasional appearance.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

I have adapted this carrot cake recipe from here by talented DK of Chef in You.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

I made few changes to suit the ingredients at hand and our taste.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

I added 1/4 cup of candied ginger, replaced vegetable oil with olive oil, carrot juice with orange juice and added orange zest too.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

I also reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup as we prefer mild sweetness.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

I also needed to add 1 tablespoon of orange juice above what is required in recipe.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

The cake was perfectly moist and divine to eat.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

The smell and taste of cinnamon and candied ginger is enough to add this to holiday favourites.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Sending these to Bake Fest # 37, an event originally started by Vardhini.

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

 

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot and Orange Zest Bundt Cake

Ingredients

¾ cup of whole wheat flour
½ cup of all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of orange zest, fresh
¼ teaspoon of all spice powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ cup of orange juice (add 1 tablespoon extra if required)
¼ cup of olive oil
½ cup of brown sugar
½ cup of apple sauce
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
cups of grated carrot
cup of walnuts, chopped
¼ cup dessicated or dry coconut, grated

Preparation

1.Pre-heat oven to 180°C, Grease and dust a bundtpan. Coat walnuts with ½ tablespoon of flour, set aside.
2.Sift together flours, salt, all spice, baking soda, cinnamon together. Add sugar and whisk well.
3.In a separate bowl, mix apple sauce, oil, vanilla extract, coconut, orange juice, grated carrots together.
4.Mix the dry mixture in this wet mixture. Now add chopped walnuts, orange zest and candied ginger.
5.Pour the mixture in prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or till done.
6.Allow it to cool completely on a wire rack and then de-mould.

Notes

Moist, rich and delicious carrot cake with goodness of whole wheat, carrots and dry fruits.