No fats chocolate and orange cake

Yesterday I decided to bake a light chocolate cake and off I went to the internet in search of inspiration. I found several version of the same basic chocolate cake with no butter and no eggs, but I decided I wanted something with orange in it too. After looking here and there I could find nothing I really liked, so I went off on to preparing my cake. For being a first attempt, I have to say I am pretty happy with the result. The major thing is that the texture is a bit gummy, not unpleasantly gummy, but not perfect either. I think next time I will reduce the orange and maybe add more milk. Also, my oranges weren’t that good a bit on the watery side and you can tell even after they had been baked in the cake, so stick to good oranges!


No fats chocolate and orange cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges (next time I might do just one and add more milk)
  • 3.5 oz. brown sugar
  • 5 oz. whole wheat flour
  • 2 oz. cocoa powder
  • 1 spoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. First I quartered 2 oranges and I blended them in the food processor, then I added the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder to the orange and mixed everything and finally I added milk a bit at a time until the batter was smooth but not liquid. It should be almost dense enough to hold a spoon.
  2. Finally, I poured the batter in a greased pan and cooked the cake in the oven at 385F for about 35-40 minutes. The cake is better eaten cold the next day.

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3 Responses to No fats chocolate and orange cake

  1. Pola says:

    Me too! If you look around you'll see I have been experimenting with no fats cakes for a bit…. My favorite so far is the honey and walnut cake.

  2. Erin says:

    Looks great! I love anything that can make me feel a little better about eating cake!

  3. Angie's Recipes says:

    Would be lovely with a scoop of vanilla ice!

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