Chocolate and Orange Cake

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 81KCAL

Our Chocolate and Orange Cake will satisfy any sweet cravings and is the perfect slimming friendly treat whether you’re counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories81
  • Carbs8g
  • Protein5g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Chocolate and Orange Cake will satisfy any sweet cravings and is the perfect slimming friendly treat whether you’re counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

The method is pretty much the same as our Lemon Drizzle Cake, just replace the lemon with an orange and add some cocoa powder. Cocoa powders vary in their nutritional values so just be sure to check the Points/Calories of whichever you choose to use.

Serve this up with some ice cream or a nice coffee for a slimming friendly treat!

We’ve got loads of “loaf” cake recipes – why not try one of these too?

What diets is this Chocolate and Orange Cake suitable for?

This Chocolate and Orange Cake recipe is suitable for dairy free and vegetarian diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Self raising flour

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate and Orange Cake recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Cake recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Cake recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Cake recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Cake recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chocolate and Orange Cake?

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If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

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We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK. Sukrin 1 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.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many Calories are in this Chocolate and Orange Cake?

There are 81 Calories per portion in this Chocolate and Orange Cake, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Chocolate and Orange Cake is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Remove the zest from the orange using a hand grater and separate the egg whites from the yolks.

Step 2

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sweetener (reserve 1 teaspoon for the drizzle) the orange zest, juice of 1/2 the orange and 5 egg yolks. If this mixture is a bit dry then you can add a little water to make it easier to mix in the whisked egg whites.

Step 3

In another bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.

Step 4

Gently fold the egg whites into the flour and egg yolk mixture, until they are mixed evenly.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin (we lined the bottom with baking parchment and gave it a quick spray with Low calorie cooking spray just in case).

Step 6

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180ºC until golden brown or until the knife comes out clean. Don’t be tempted to check it before 25 minutes or the cake will sink!

Step 7

While the cake is cooking, mix the remaining sweetener with the rest of the orange juice and heat on low in a sauce pan.

Step 8

When the cake is done (to check insert a knife and it should come out clean) remove it from the oven, turn the heat down to 100ºC then pour the orange syrup over the top of the cake and put it back in for another 10 minutes.

Step 9

Leave to cool, and then cut into 8 equal slices.

What could I serve alongside this Chocolate and Orange Cake?

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How do you know when this Chocolate and Orange Cake is cooked?

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180ºC until golden brown or until the knife comes out clean. Don’t be tempted to check it before 25 minutes or the cake will sink!

When the cake is done (to check insert a knife and it should come out clean) remove it from the oven, turn the heat down to 100ºC then pour the orange syrup over the top of the cake and put it back in for another 10 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chocolate and Orange Cake in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chocolate and Orange Cake in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chocolate and Orange Cake?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

To defrost allow to thaw in the fridge before serving.

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Chocolate and Orange Cake

Our Chocolate and Orange Cake will satisfy any sweet cravings and is the perfect slimming friendly treat whether you’re counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 81
  • Carbs 8G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 50 g self raising flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1 large orange
  • 5 eggs

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Remove the zest from the orange using a hand grater and separate the egg whites from the yolks.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sweetener (reserve 1 teaspoon for the drizzle) the orange zest, juice of 1/2 the orange and 5 egg yolks. If this mixture is a bit dry then you can add a little water to make it easier to mix in the whisked egg whites.
  3. In another bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the flour and egg yolk mixture, until they are mixed evenly.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin (we lined the bottom with baking parchment and gave it a quick spray with low calorie cooking spray just in case).
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180ºC until golden brown or until the knife comes out clean. Don't be tempted to check it before 25 minutes or the cake will sink!
  7. While the cake is cooking, mix the remaining sweetener with the rest of the orange juice and heat on low in a sauce pan.
  8. When the cake is done (to check insert a knife and it should come out clean) remove it from the oven, turn the heat down to 100ºC then pour the orange syrup over the top of the cake and put it back in for another 10 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool, and then cut into 8 equal slices.

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Joan ThomasonMonday 26th March 2018

Loved the choc orange cake so light and airy and a great taste .satisfied my sweet cravings .can you freeze the cake in slices .

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JustineSaturday 24th February 2018

Is 180 degrees fan oven temp?

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GWEN CLEMESTuesday 20th February 2018

Thankful so much Kay for this wonderful recipe, I’ve just made my second one, I have it with walls light scream ans strawberry yogurt, best cake, not eggy, once again thankful.xxx

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