Sugar-free, Whole Wheat Chocolate Orange Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Healthy eating doesn't have to mean deprivation! Try our sugar free, whole wheat Chocolate Orange Cake to bring in the New Year!
  • 1½ cups of Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)
  • ¼ cup of Cocoa Powder, unsweetened and good quality
  • 1 cup of Coconut Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 6 tablespoons of Vegetable, Sunflower or Soybean Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon of White Vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C. Grease your pan well with butter or oil. This recipe works for a 8 inch round and square pan but I used a Bundt Pan for a fancy and festive feel.
  2. Whisk together the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sugar.
  3. Make 3 wells or depressions in the flour-mix: 2 small ones for the vinegar and vanilla essence and one largish one for oil.
  4. Pour in the vinegar, vanilla essence and oil into the wells/depressions. Follow up with orange juice.
  5. Mix gently till smooth. Be careful not to over-mix.
  6. Pour batter into your pan, making sure it's not too full. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes till done.
  7. Insert a toothpick in the middle to check for done-ness. If it comes clean, it is done. Cool for five minutes and turn the cake over on a dish.
  8. Dust the cake with little powdered sugar and cocoa powder and drizzle with chocolate sauce (optional) and decorate with orange slices.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at