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Offline Niquei

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Orange cake, no cholesterol (with photo)
« on: April 16, 2010, 10:56:47 am »
Name of Recipe: Orange cake
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Hello! This is my first contribution to the forum.

It is based on the well known whole orange cake that has many versions, both Thermomix and traditional. I wanted to make it lighter by lowering the sugar and fat/cholesterol content. I changed so many things that I doubted I could get an edible result, but I was surprised with this wonderful cake that has a deep orange flavour and a light melt-in-the mouth texture.

150 gr all purpose flour
60 gr vanilla custard mix (your favourite brand, but not "instant mix")
15 gr baking powder (I use Royal)
2 tbs No-egg (Orgran)
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon
250 gr sugar (I used 50 gr sugar and 20 gr Stevia)

100 gr sunflower oil (on any other vegetable oil with a mild taste)
1 whole orange, unpeeled (please wash carefully if not organic)

(If the orange skin is very thick, I'd remove the pith. In that case, please grate the orange skin first and then add the peeled orange.)

Preheat your oven to 180C/360F.

Put in the bowl the first seven ingredients (flour, custard mix, baking powder, No-egg, salt, cinnamon and sugar). Mix 10 sec , speed 7. Set aside.

Put the oil in the bowl, add the orange in pieces and crush 1 min, speed 7.

Add the dry ingredients to the resulting orange puree and mix 8 sec, speed 6.

Oil a mold, pour the batter in and bake for about 35 - 40 minutes.


(I used TinyPic. I hope the size is okay for the forum.)


The result is a very moist cake. When you take it out of the oven it's so moist you may think it's undercooked. But it's important to let it cool and sit completely on a rack. The taste and texture improve a lot the following day.

It freezes very well in portions.

The batter is very wet, so I'd recommend using a rectangular mold or a bundt cake mold. I would not use a round one, as it may not bake well in the centre.

It's lovely on its own, but combined with a chocolate ganache, hot chocolate sauce or chocolate ice-cream, this cakes makes a lovely dessert (for my guests, as I am intolerant to cocoa derivatives).

I hope you like it!

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Re: Orange cake, no cholesterol (with photo)
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 11:49:07 am »
Niquie,  thanks for this recipe, great for those who can't have egg.

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Re: Orange cake, no cholesterol (with photo)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 08:55:28 am »
Thanks for the recipe.  Great work reducing the sugar and cholesterol,..... and still having it work  :-* :-* :-* :-*

It looks great.
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