Double Chocolate Triple Sec Cake

Linda Dalton


This is a concoction of mine that was featured a few years ago in the "Eat to Beat Diabetes" section of Healthy Cooking magazine. I created the recipe because I like to reduce (or substitute) sugar as much as I can when baking. And I like to combine ground oatmeal with flour to add a little fiber and make the dessert a bit healthier. And really, who doesn't love the combo of chocolate and orange, even if it is healthy?

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25 Min


20 Min




1/3 c
plus 2 teaspoons baking cocoa, divided
1/3 c
quick cooking oats
2/3 c
reduced fat sour cream
1/3 c
splenda sugar blend or 2/3 cup splenda no calorie sweetener
2 large
eggs, room temp
3 Tbsp
triple sec liquor or orange juice
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
5 tsp
canola oil
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2/3 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1/4 c
miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsp
grated orange peel


4 oz
neufchatel cheese
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
2 tsp
grated orange peel
2 tsp
orange juice

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and sprinkle with 2 tsp cocoa; set aside. Place oats in a small food processor; cover and process until ground. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the sour cream, Splenda Sugar Blend OR Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, eggs, Triple Sec, butter, oil and vanilla until well blended. In separate bowl combine with a whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining cocoa; gradually beat into sour cream mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and orange peel.
Transfer to prepared 8x8 dish. Bake in pre heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the neufchatel cheese until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange peel and juice. Beat until smooth. Frost top of cake and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy