Zesty Sugar Free Orange Cake

Detailed Recipe (With Pictures)

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Who’s ready for a cake recipe that is sugar free, but still tastes amazing?  Using a whole orange to get the natural sweetness from the fruit is what makes this cake taste so good and makes it low carb.  Who needs artificial sugar when you can have it naturally?  The brilliant thing about this sugar free cake is that you can make it gluten free as well by substituting almond flour for the regular flour.  No wheat, no problem.  It will add a little more sweetness to it as well.  Okay, ready to get to baking this delicious, moist cake?  It’s made with orange juice.  That is just a good idea.  Let’s get to work!

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Start out with collecting the ingredients together.  Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius or 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sugar free orange cake ingredients

Separate the egg whites from the yolk. Keep them both separate because you will need them both just at different intervals.  Mix the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) by passing them through a sieve a couple of times.

Grate the orange zest from the whole orange.

Grate the orange zest

Squeeze the oranges using a hand juicer (or any other method you have at your disposal) and pass it through a sieve.

Pass the orange juice through a sieve

Mix the orange juice, zest and coconut sugar in a mixing bowl all together.

Mix it with coconut sugar

Add stevia and mix all these ingredients using a whisk.  Feel free to use a food processor to mix it better if you have one.

Add stevia and mix it all

Add the egg yolks to the orange batter.

Add the egg yolks to the mix

Mix all ingredients, until the coconut sugar is dissolved.

mix it with the whisk

Add the natural orange color (optional).  It is pretty though when it looks orange at the end.

Add some natural orange color

Add the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) with milk and mix well with a whisk or with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add flour and baking powder

Add butter to the mix, the butter should be at room temperature and soft, if not melt it in a microwave.  Be careful not to melt the butter completely.  This will change the consistency of the cake.  It should be soft enough to mix.

Add butter to the mix

Mix the egg whites in the bowl and use a whisk to get stiff peaks. You may use a hand mixer to beat the eggs.

Put the egg whites in the bowl

This process will take 2-3 minutes when using a whisk.

Mix it using a whisk

Add the egg whites to the mix.

Add the egg whites to the mix.

Mix the ingredients well; do not beat much, just enough to mix the egg whites with the cake mix.  This part might be best done by hand rather than using a mixer.

mix the egg whites with the cake mix

Pour the cake mix in the well-greased cake pan.  You can even use parchment paper at the bottom if you want to avoid it from sticking.

Pour the mix in the baking tin

Place in the pre-heated oven with a water bath and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. The water bath adds moisture to the oven and provides a more even, slower heat source than the direct heat of an oven.

Place in the oven with a water bath

Allow the cake to cool in the baking tin and garnish with the leftover orange zest. Place the cake on a plate and serve warm.  This orange cake recipe is delicious with your morning coffee.  Cake with coffee?  We are sold.

Cool baked cake in the baking tin
garnish with the orange zest and serve warm

Doesn’t that cake look amazing?  This orange cake recipe rating is 5 stars for sure.  We tried this recipe and loved it.  Also, you can save the recipe for offline use as well.  Just hit the print button below and save it.  The website in this browser will have you making amazing no sugar cakes for days.

Dessert Recipes can be delicious

Did you grab a slice?  It’s delicious, right?  It’s amazing how sweet a dessert can be when you use fruit to get the natural sweetness.  A cake doesn’t have to be loaded with calories.  It can be low carb too.  Most of the time when you start eliminating all of the artificial sugars and go sugar free, you don’t want anything to be too sweet.  Using an orange and stevia can give you just the right amount of sweet without overpowering the cake recipe.  Download the sugar free recipe book for free to get a ton of recipes just like this zesty sugar free orange cake.  With little prep time and a cook time of less than 1 hour, we are loving this recipe.