Individual Orange Cake

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I don’t like having cake leftover offering repeated temptations, so I’m developing individual versions that just serve one person (or 2) so when it’s gone, it’s gone.     I like this served warm with butter for breakfast, or iced for dessert.  When doing citrus desserts, rather than extracts, I like to use Boyajian Citrus Oils. They pack a stronger flavor punch and the tiny bottles last forever it seems.  I have seen this at high end grocery stores, but ordered my set of lemon-lime-orange direct from Boyajian on-line some years ago.  I absolutely LOVE the stuff for baking!   Best $10 you’ll ever spend for cooking.  This recipe is not suitable until the grains rung of OWL.  Please note that oat fiber is NOT the same thing as oat flour or oat bran.  Those are considerably higher in carbs.  Oat fiber, virtually pure fiber, is a carb wash.  It can be ordered on-line from or Honeyvillegrains.


1 T. melted butter, unsalted

2 eggs, beaten

1/8 tsp. Boyajian Orange Citrus oil (or ¼ tsp. orange extract)

1 tsp. grated orange zest

2 T. golden flax meal

2 T. almond flour

2 tsp. oat fiber

6 drops liquid Splenda

2 pkts. stevia sweetener

½ tsp. baking powder

DIRECTIONS:   In a 4″ ramekin or 5″ glass baking dish, melt the butter in a microwave for 30 seconds.  Beat in the egg, liquid Splenda and Boyajian orange oil.   Add orange zest and stir again.  Now add dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth.  Microwave on HI for about 1 minute 20 seconds or until done in the center.  Cool a minute and using a knife tip,  gently loosen and tip out onto plate.  Slice and serve or frost if desired.  This is good with my orange cream cheese frosting with a couple tablespoons of whipped cream blended in.

OPTIONAL FROSTING:  4 oz. cream cheese, liquid Splenda to taste (5-6 drops), 1 tsp. orange zest, 1 T. juice of orange and 1 drop each yellow and red food coloring.  This adds approximately .5 Net Carb per tablespoon to the per serving numbers below.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:   Makes 2 servings with each containing:  (this does not include the frosting)

168 calories

15 g fat

7.05 g  carbs, 4.75 g  fiber, 2.3 g  NET CARBS

6 g  protein

280 mg sodium

12% RDA Vitamin A, 14% B12, 15% calcium, 13% copper, 18% iron, 10% magnesium, 10% manganese, 20% phosphorous, 12% riboflavin, 17% selenium, 12% thiamin, 7% zinc, 95 mg potassium


4 thoughts on “Individual Orange Cake

        1. It froze OK, but I prefer NOT to freeze baked goods. I think they always lose in the freezing personally. Just so you know, freezing baked goods is not recommended for longer than a month.

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