Low-Calorie Dessert: Orange Cake Recipe

Do you love chocolate cake as much as I do? How about oranges? Try putting the two together to create a delicious low-calorie dessert that you will fall in love with!

Low-Calorie Dessert: Orange Chocolate Cake

Not only will this recipe not expand your waistline (as long as you only have one piece,) but the main ingredients have health benefits.

As for chocolate, it is not yet considered a health food, but it does have certain benefits. Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D., a nutritionist with the Mayo Clinic says that the sweet treat may reduce risk factors for heart disease, such as reducing cell damage, lowering blood pressure and improving vascular function. Some research has hinted that chocolate can even reduce the risk of diabetes, although you may not want to do that unless you are very careful. The studies need much more research, but are promising.

As for oranges, who can turn down the sweet, juicy fruit? It is the one thing that I crave quite often and I love how healthy it is. They are known to relieve constipation, regulate blood pressure and purifies the blood. Research studies also indicate that oranges can help prevent certain types of cancer and protects against heart disease. Also, when your mom told you to have orange juice when you were sick? It turns out she was right! Studies show that oranges have high amounts of polyphenols, which fights and helps prevent viral infections.

Now that you know why you should be eating chocolate and oranges, let’s get ready to make this delicious low-calorie dessert!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients Needed For Orange Cake:

  • 2 cups whole grain flour
  • 2 cups equal or another sweetener
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To Make This Low-Calorie Dessert:
Low-Calorie Dessert: Orange Chocolate Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl, mix together the sugar substitute, vegetable oil, baking soda, salt, skim milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the eggs, melted chocolate and orange juice.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

This delicious recipe includes my two favorite foods: oranges and chocolate! If you are looking for a tasty low-calorie dessert, then you must try this orange cake recipe. The only downside is that you might not be able to stop at just one piece!

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About Taylor

Taylor has been a freelance writer for since 2009. Prior to writing, she worked in the real estate, property management, construction, and accounting fields. She is the mother of 3 children and enjoys writing about parenting and health. When she isn't writing, you can find her playing with her children, doing crafts, or hiking on the trails.

Comments

  1. This sounds so yummy – kind of like those chocolate oranges you see around Christmas time. I LOVE those, but soooooo fattening. Thank you!

  2. What a delicious looking cake! :) I followed youh ere from the Just Misty link party. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-16-dozen-delicious-desserts.html

  3. I made orange cookies before when we bought band fruit and just had WAY too many oranges. This is going in my recipe pile for the next orange surplus!

    • Thanks, Dede! I can’t get enough of oranges (I’m addicted) – let me know how you like the recipe!

  4. sounds good, even though low calorie doesnt make it necessarily healthy.

    • Thanks, Miranda! It is really good. You are right, just because something is low-calorie doesn’t make it healthy. I love orange cake and wanted to make a healthier version of it using better ingredients, like whole wheat flour.

  5. This looks delicious and oh so perfect! Pinned :)

  6. Doris Calvert says:

    I love orange! This sounds so good, I have to make it, thanks!

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