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Sugar-free, Whole Wheat Chocolate Orange Cake

Healthy eating doesn't have to mean deprivation! Try our sugar free, whole wheat Chocolate Orange Cake to bring in the New Year!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Hemapriya


  • 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
  • cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon of White Vinegar


  • 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.
  • Whisk together the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sugar.
  • Make 3 wells or depressions in the flour-mix: 2 small ones for the vinegar and vanilla essence and one largish one for oil.
  • Pour in the vinegar, vanilla essence and oil into the wells/depressions. Follow up with orange juice.
  • Mix gently till smooth. Be careful not to over-mix.
  • Pour batter into your pan, making sure it's not too full. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes till done.
  • 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.
  • Dust the cake with little powdered sugar and cocoa powder and drizzle with chocolate sauce (optional) and decorate with orange slices.