Since now I am on my diet (second week already!!!) I have decided to treat myself to a healthier cake. I am quite new to calorie counting (ok, ok, not so new… its been a year), so to my understanding if I remove as much as fat as possible and make it gluten free then it would become much much lighter! Oh boy I was wrong! A slice of cake (1/8 of the cake) has 430 calories in it!!!! Turns out that sugar is another major enemy, even in it’s most natural forms. And how can you make a cake with no sugar anyways? Anyhow I made this cake with no added fats. I added whole oranges to make up for the moisture you would otherwise get from the fat and used ground almonds to replace the flour (as you can for a gluten free cake). Joni rated 7 out 10 for this cake, so I guess it does not taste too bad if you are actually avoiding gluten or dairy specifically.GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE makes 8 slices
- 2 oranges, pealed
- 6 eggs
- 250g golden caster sugar
- 250g ground almonds
- 50g cocoa powder
- 1tsp baking powder
1. boil whole oranges for about 1 hour or so until soft. Drain, then puree them with the hand processor.2. Whisk the eggs with the sugar until pale and creamy.
3. Add all of the rest of the ingredients into the egg mixture, including the orange puree. Combine well.
4. Pour the contents into a 20cm round spring baking tin.
5. Bake in 150C for 1hour and half.If you like you can serve it with a dollop of creme fraiche, this is if you don’t mind dairy of course… or added fat ;-). Enjoy!