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Mini Healthy Olive Oil Cakes with Chocolate and Orange Frosting and Sea Salt

THOMASLUNN
17Ingredients
40Minutes
260Calories
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Description

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.

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Ingredients

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6 SERVINGS
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter (don't add salt to the batter!)
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt (nonfat plain)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • coarse sea salt (for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (with more for topping)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add (first amount) of olive oil and greek yoghurt, continue to mix.
    3. Add egg and vanilla and thoroughly mix, remembering to scrape down sides.
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    260Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories260Calories from Fat100
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol50mg17%
    Sodium380mg16%
    Potassium180mg5%
    Protein5g10%
    Calories from Fat100
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars22g44%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium15%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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