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!
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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a bowl, mix together the sugar substitute, vegetable oil, baking soda, salt, skim milk and vanilla extract.
- Add in the eggs, melted chocolate and orange juice.
- 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!