Orange and Almond Cake

This Orange and Almond Cake is one of the easiest and most impressive cakes we’ve tried yet! At just 75 calories and 2 Weight Watchers points, it’s slimming friendly too!

Orange and Almond Cake

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb đź‘Ť

This cake is incredibly moreish and moist, and for only 75 calories and 2 Weight Watchers points, you can indulge and still stay on plan!

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Orange and Almond Cake

We also use Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to brown sugar with zero calories. You can also grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

Orange and Almond Cake

Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Orange and Almond Cake.

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Orange and Almond Cake

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75kcal 2

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  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Spray a 9in cake pan with low calorie cooking spray and line the base with baking parchment
  2. In a one bowl, whisk the eggs, almond extract and 60g of sweetener until the mixture is thick and leaves a trail. This will take quite a while but be patient
  3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and ground almonds and fold into the egg mixture with a metal spoon. Stir in half of the orange zest
  4. Spoon this mixture into the prepared cake pan, place in the oven, and bake for 25–30 minutes or until the cake has risen and is just firm to the touch (Insert a skewer and if it comes out clean the cake is ready)
  5. While you're waiting for the cake to cook heat up the orange juice, remains zest and remaining 15g of sweetener until it's dissolve
  6. When the cake is cooked pour half of the syrup mixture over the top and leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes
  7. Remove from the cake pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack
  8. When cool, cut into 12 portions, and serve with a little of the remaining syrup drizzled over the top

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  1. Looks absolutely amazing! Will have to get hold of the sukrin and granulated sweetener… Where you do you buy them?

    1. Hi Clare,
      You can get the Sukrin Gold from Amazon, I’ve added the link to the recipe. Sukrin also do a natural granulated sweetener and an icing sugar which are great alternatives too. Both available on Amazon.

  2. Hi, cant wait to try this, looks amazing & a proper cake, as most the “SW cake recipes” ive tried are all like soufflĂ©s,
    What size cake tin do you use?

  3. I want to try this this morning it looks so yummy! Just a quick question, I can’t find when I’m supposed to put the almond extract in. I’m assuming it goes in with the egg mixture? Thanks!

  4. Very confused about the quantity of sweetener as it doesn’t correspond to the instructions! Having a bash at it anyway as I cobbled it together before and it was delicious!!!!

  5. Would this cake once made, be suitable to freeze as I don’t have time to make the day it’s required or does it keep ok as I could make the day before?? Thanks

  6. I love your recipes pinch of nom but this one is waaaaaay too sweet! 60g of sweetener? Is that right? All I can taste is sweetener.

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