1-1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup powdered almond
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter softened
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/3 cup curd
Preheat oven to 350 degree F
Mix softened butter and orange zest in one bowl. Add sugar and mix till the mixture is light and fluffy. Then add apple sauce and again beat well. Then add all dry ingredients like whole wheat pastry flour,baking powder, baking soda and powdered almond. Again mix everything well.
Then add beaten fresh curd. At last add orange juice in batches. Increase or decrease the amount of juice as per the consistency needed.
Pour the mixture in greased cake pan. Bake for 40 minutes or till done.
You can use all purpose flour also. The use of whole wheat pastry flour makes the cake more dense.
Instead of apple sauce, you can use 1 egg also.
You can increase or decrease the amount of sugar as per your sweet tooth. I also recommend to taste the orange juice and decide the amount of sugar as per juice's sourness.
I use freshly squeezed orange juice, and I think it real makes the difference in the taste.
I love the taste of orange zest, so I added 2 tablespoon, because I think that it adds nice little punch in the cake. You can reduce it to 1 tablespoon, without altering the taste.