Low Calorie Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake

Treat yourself to this decadent dessert.


By Filipa


A delicious and moist chocolate cake with a scent of orange.


  • 7oz (200g) dark chocolate (70% cocoa), melted 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. (125g) sugar 
  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal (or ground almonds) 
  • 3 egg yolks 
  • 3 egg whites 
  • 1 orange 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder 


  1. In a pot with water, boil the orange whole for 1 hour. Add water if needed. 
  2. Cool the orange completely. Reserve 5 tbsp. of the cooking water. 
  3. Cut the orange in half. Remove the seeds. 
  4. Place the orange in a food processor together with 5 tbsp. of water. Puree. 
  5. In a bowl, mix the sugar, melted chocolate, almond meal, yolks and orange puree. 
  6. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. 
  7. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. 
  8. Grease a 20cm (8 inch) round baking pan with butter. Line the bottom with parchment paper. 
  9. Pour the batter into the pan. 
  10. Cook in a pre-heated over at 356°F (180°C) for 50 minutes. Halfway through, cover the pan with aluminum foil to avoid burning. 
  11. If the cake looks under cooked when you take it out from the oven, don’t worry. It will firm up as it cools. 
  12. Let it cool completely. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and remove the cake from the pan. 

Yields: 12 servings 

Nutritional Info (per serving): 189kcal, 24g carbs, 21g sugar, 9g fat, 4g protein 

The content above has been modified from its original posting on Easy Low Calorie Desserts.

Apr 23, 2015

the undeniable and irresistible...

Apr 27, 2015

Ok now you are talking!!!yum!

Apr 28, 2015


Apr 29, 2015

Looks yummy

May 1, 2015

Wow!!! That looks good!!!☺️☺️☺️

May 3, 2015

looks yummy :)

May 5, 2015

What a great idea! Think I might try this with ground flaxseed for the Almond meal since I don't think I can wait for grocery day to try this 😜

May 8, 2015

Huuuuum 👍

May 20, 2015

Sierra Crystal. we need these!😊