Vegan Orange Cranberry Cake

When life gives you oranges, please do me a favor and bake this cake. You will thank me later. Just kidding:-) When our dear friend S generously shared a few slices of this cake with us last week, I couldn’t believe it didn’t have any butter. Its super moist and yummy and goes well with tea or with vanilla ice cream. S was nice enough to share the recipe which is originally from here. I made a few changes, added cranberries and orange zest and substituted agave nectar for sugar. The result was equally good. A perfect way to welcome fall.
vegan orange cranberry cake
Dry Ingredients
1.5 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dried cranberries
Wet Ingredients
3/4 cup agave nectar
1 cup orange juice
Zest of one orange
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Method
1. Pre heat oven to 350F.
2. Mix the wet ingredients into dry and gently mix them together.
3. Grease a cake pan well with oil and flour.
4. Place a wax paper into the cake pan and grease the wax paper with oil and flour.
5. Bake for 35 minutes. check if cake is done using a toothpick. if it comes out clean, then cake is done.
6. Remove the cake from oven and let it cool for 10minutes.
7. Gently run a butter knife around the edges and  transfer to a wire rack and let it cool.
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