Linda's StoryThis 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?
plus 2 teaspoons baking cocoa, divided
quick cooking oats
reduced fat sour cream
splenda sugar blend or 2/3 cup splenda no calorie sweetener
eggs, room temp
triple sec liquor or orange juice
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pure vanilla extract
miniature semisweet chocolate chips
grated orange peel
grated orange peel
1Pre 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.
2In 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.
3Transfer 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.
4For 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
Linda Dalton Stripey - Jun 8, 2012
I'd like to point out that the photo credit should go to "Healthy Cooking". I typed that info into the original recipe but it didn't show up in the final print out.
Maria * WWCook1 - Nov 16, 2012
Another pinch, Linda. lol We all (hubby, 2 grown children and myself) have a sweet tooth. Very hard to avoid any kind of sweets. My husband is pre-diabetic and my children and myself just trying to mentain our weight. So glad we can all enjoy this delicious cake. Take care & Happy Cooking.