Mini Healthy Olive Oil Cakes with Chocolate and Orange Frosting and Sea SaltTHOMASLUNN
First off - I know they're not very pretty. Oh well - food is about the taste, anyways, at least primarily…
Anyways, I don't really like sweet desserts. Subtle flavors with a hint of sugar sounds like my optimal dessert.
These mini cakes are relatively low on calories and offer a fresh, cakey taste with a tart (but not bitter) chocolate and orange ending. Baking with whole wheat flour is, honestly, pretty tricky. These will rise a lot (because of the large amount of leavening agents), so do not fill your dishes very high! I used mini crème brulée ramekins and they were the perfect size.
This was my first real foray into making a dessert without a recipe and from scratch. I know the frosting is somewhere between an icing and a frosting - you could lighten it up with a fluffed egg white (although egg safety isn't my specialty, so I take no responsibility). But - it doesn't taste like Greek yoghurt besides a nice tart flavour that plays with the orange and chocolate elements very well.
If you have any comments, please let me know! I hope they turn out well for you!
Note: It's all about the quality of the olive oil here. Use a very light, fruity variety for a nice, subtle taste. There will probably be extra frosting, so the calorie count might be a little off.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Add (first amount) of olive oil and greek yoghurt, continue to mix.
- Add egg and vanilla and thoroughly mix, remembering to scrape down sides.
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|Calories260Calories from Fat100|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.