No Refined Sugar
Sugar Free Chocolate Orange Cake
1 hr 15 min.
ready in 2 h. 15 min.
- For the cake
- ¾ cup Prune (chopped)
- 2 Tbsps Orange juice
- 2 cups self-rising flour (sifted)
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ⅞ cup Buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup butter (scant)
- ½ cup xylitol
- 3 large eggs (beaten)
- For the topping
- 1.333 cups cream (38% fat)
- 1 ¾ ozs plain Sugar-free dark chocolate (grated)
- To decorate
- halved Strawberries
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For the cake: put the prunes and orange juice in a small bowl and set aside for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. Grease a 10" cake tin and line the base with non-stick baking paper.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a bowl.
Stir together the buttermilk and vanilla.
Beat together the butter and xylitol until light and creamy, then add the eggs a little at a time, beating between each addition.
Gradually fold in alternate spoonfuls of the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture.
Gently stir in the soaked prunes, then spoon into the tin.
Bake for 35–40 minutes until until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
For the topping: whisk the cream until thick and spread over the cake. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and decorate with halved strawberries.