Heavenly Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe for One

Heavenly Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe for One

Whose tongue doesn’t moisture with the name of a super yummy chocolate orange cake? This chocolate cake is extra moist and chocolaty. The best part about this cake is that is it healthy and has a hint of orange in it. Calorie-conscious people this is a perfect pick for you as it is done with whole wheat flour and is sweetened with honey or coconut sugar. You can even make it gluten-free and vegan. 

This chocolate cake done with Mahoney, yogurt, and whole wheat flour is every dark chocolate lover’s dream dessert. Every bite of this cake feels like heaven in the mouth. A quick tip to follow here, if too much dark chocolate keeps you awake, then grab just a single slice before bedtime.

Healthy Chocolate Orange Cake Ingredients

To bake this amazing cake you need,

  • Yogurt- For this cake, you will be needing 2 different yogurts. One is Greek yogurt with 3% and higher fat content for the batter. Another one should have 2% fat content yogurt.
  • Whole wheat flour- whole wheat flour is healthy and tastes equally good.
  • Cocoa powder- Cocoa powder is fine and adds the much-needed dark taste to the cake.
  • Orange- Rich in Vitamin C, orange will be used in juice form and for garnishing.
  • Baking essentials- Baking essentials include baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pure vanilla extract.
  • Honey or coconut sugar- The honey version is clearly less sweet.

How to Make a Perfect and Healthy Chocolate Orange Cake?

  • Prepare Cake Pans

Place 2 cake pans bottoms down on 2 pieces of paper, make a circle around these pans with a pencil, and then cut them. Place the parchment paper inside each cake pan and spray with cooking spray in such a way that the sides are covered. Now preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Combine Wet Ingredients

Take a large bowl and mix eggs, honey, and beat with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Now add yogurt, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and then again beat for the next 30 minutes. You need to add a little bit of orange juice to the wet ingredients and mix well.

  • Dry ingredients

Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixed well. Now you have to add flour and whisk until it is smooth and well combined. 

  • Bake the Cake

You have to divide the batter between 2 previously prepared pans. Now you have to bake on a bottom rack for some 25 minutes or until the toothpick when inserted inside the cake comes out clean. 

  • Prepare the Frosting till the Cake is Being Baked

Take a large bowl and add yogurt, honey, cocoa powder, orange juice, and vanilla essence, and whisk well. You can refrigerate this batter until you are ready to assemble the cake.

  • Remove the Cake from The Pan and Let Cool

You have to now remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for the next 10 minutes. Now using a spatula separate the edge of the cake from the pan and flip it. Peel off the parchment paper and place the bottom down on a cooling rack. 

  • Frosting

When the cake is ready to assemble, you have to cut the cakes into halves length-wise. Now place the bottom layer and spread 1/4th frosting on it. Repeat the same process with the remaining layers. You can add more frosting in between the layers than on the top to make the cake moister. 

  • Decoration Tip

You can use a few slices of orange to decorate the cake. This will not only add color to the dark brown cake but will also add a hint of tangy flavor. You can even add a few candies on the top, sprinkles, fresh berries, or coconut sugar.

Pro Tip- You can store this cake in an air-tight box and consume it for 5 days. Also, the cake tastes the best when served hot.

This Chocolate Orange Cake is the healthiest chocolate cake on this planet. Moist and with a tender crumb, this yummy cake is sugar-free and low on calories. Next time you host a family get-together or call your friends for high tea, you exactly know what to serve for dinner. This simple recipe is sure to come back to time and again. 

Aakshit

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