Looking for the best healthy cake to make for you, a friend, or the family but want to be sure everyone will enjoy it?
Here are 25 amazing healthy cake recipes to cure the sweet cravings, are keto friendly, low sugar, gluten free, low-calorie, and vegan, and may become your new favorite recipe!
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Whether you want a sweet alternative or are in the mood for cake but want to feel healthy with whatever you're making, there are countless healthy cake recipes that are perfect for numerous occasions and having around. Do you ever go to a birthday party or special event and are looking for a healthier option or anything vegan? This post can be an inspiration to you to encourage and make more amazing gluten free, low sugar, vegan cakes that are right up your alley and others may appreciate!
Everyone has preferences when it comes to sweets and in this case healthy cake. You can take any cake you desire, on the chocolate side, with nuts, fruity, sour, layered, a mix, etc. and make it healthy. There's something for everyone, diverse flavors and different ingredients that make each cake vegan, low carb, low sugar, gluten free and keto, while still a whole lotta YUM!
If you're looking for more healthy dessert recipes, be sure to check out our sugar free blondies, sugar free chocolate covered almonds, and gluten free peanut butter cookies!
25 Healthy Cakes
A gluten-free flourless chocolate torte cake with ganache and cocoa powder too. So rich and creamy! Make our sugar-free option to create a simple homemade low-carb and keto flourless chocolate cake. Serve with berries and whipped cream!
Healthy Chocolate Cake (Less than 100 Calories!)
Everyone loves a good chocolate cake for healthy cake recipes! It's a basic but super yummy and healthy chocolate cake that's good for any occasion. This is a cake that will go well with other healthy sweets.
Lemon Blueberry Cake (NO butter, milk, or eggs!) - The Big Man's World �
Lemon blueberry cake is always one of the most delicious cake flavors and healthy cake recipes. You can't go wrong with this combo! Lemon but fruity and no butter, milk or eggs added, is this real?
HEALTHY YOGURT CAKE (one-bowl) easy and inexpensive
I have never thought of having yogurt in cake but this one looks amazing! Easy to make and yummy to have, you have to try the healthy yogurt cake!
Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal Apple Cake (Flourless) - Her Highness, Hungry Me
Oatmeal Apple cake? Say less. Just thinking about this makes me hungry. One of the best healthy cake recipes for breakfast! If you're a fan of oatmeal you will love this recipe!
Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake
If you like cinnamon rolls imagine that in cake form! A cinnamon swirly goodness that's healthy and easy to make. While you're at it get your protein while eating cake!
Keto Lemon Cake Recipe
Any lemon loves out there? Here is your perfect keto lemon cake, one of the best keto, healthy cake recipes! You feel healthy and so satisfied while trying this delicious cake.
Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
A keto flourless chocolate cake topped with raspberries sounds great to me! Keto friendly, all chocolate, and yummy. If you're wanting to make a simple cake this is delicious this is a great one to try!
Keto Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
How amazing does this look??? There is nothing quite like a keto chocolate molten lava cake! With a side of chocolate chip and whip cream, all keto friendly! This makes for one of the tastiest healthy cake recipes.
Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
Who also is a huge strawberry shortcake fan?! This is your ultimate vegan strawberry shortcake you didn't realize you needed to try. Of course, topped with all the strawberries!
Vegan Funfetti Cake
Funfetti cake is a great cake for celebrating and one of the most popular. Why not make it a vegan Funfetti cake? This is perfect for healthy cake recipes to have as an option at birthdays or anything special!
Vegan Vanilla Layer Cake with Raspberry Jam
Just the combo of vanilla and raspberry jam makes my mouth water. Imagine that in a vegan cake, so yum! This amazing cake includes vanilla layers along with a raspberry jam coating. Sounds perfect right?
Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
I feel like carrot cake is hit or miss, you either love or hate it, but THIS vegan friendly cake hits the spot! It's also gluten-free and has all the carrot cake flavor you want.
Vegan Red Velvet Cake
I have such a soft spot for red velvet cake, so along with it being vegan, this makes for one of the best healthy cake recipes. Red velvet cake is always a mood, and you might think so too once you make it!
Weight Watchers Chocolate Eclair Cake
Healthy people, this is a must try. The Weight Watchers Chocolate Eclair cake is awesome! This is a great cake to enjoy but also not feel too heavy on the sweets.
Oreo cake enough said. This is something I would want to devour. If you find yourself always eating or thinking about Oreos, this is a great alternative! You still get your Oreo fix but with a healthy cake.
Keto Almond Cake Recipe (Easy 1-bowl Butter Cake)
This sounds healthy and like something I would enjoy for breakfast. Maybe would go well with coffee? You have to try this easy and delicious healthy cake recipe!
The BEST Cinnamon Tea Cake
So they say it's the best... it also looks like the best. A unique flavor of cake that you will feel good eating! It's simple and so tasty, we love these kinds of healthy cake recipes!
Chai Layer Cake - The Little Epicurean
I don't know about you, but I love chai! Now to see a chai layer cake that's healthy... where have you been all my life. It's beautiful, the flavor is amazing and will cure your chai craving!
Applesauce Cake (NO eggs, NO oil, NO dairy!) - The Big Man's World �
One of the yummiest healthy cake recipes that doesn't even seem like you're having cake! I always think of applesauce as a healthy snack but imagine how good it would be in a cake like this. So good!
Healthy Cheesecake- Less than 100 calories!
Wow a healthy cheesecake that's less than 100 calories, there's such thing? Cheesecake can be light but also filling. There is nothing like a cheesecake that also makes you feel healthy while you enjoy it.
California Walnut Coffee Cake Bars
Just the name of this gets me. You mean health bars but better and in cake form? I'm in. These tasty, healthy cake recipes make the best cake bars!
Vegan Banana Cake With Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting & Kenwood Kmix Review
Banana cake smothered with chocolate but make it healthy. I don't think there are words for this one. If you're a fan of banana cake, want to try something different, or have frozen bananas you don't know what to do with, make a vegan banana chocolate cake!
Vegan Pumpkin Cake With Maple Pecans & Cinnamon Buttercream
I didn't realize until I discovered this cake how good pumpkin, maple pecans and cinnamon sounded together. This is a must try healthy cake recipe!!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cake - The Big Man's World �
If you gravitate towards mint chocolate chip ice cream this cake is perfect for you! It has all the layers of mint chocolate chip and is healthy. This is a great alternative and something you can save for later.
Vegan Maple Brown Sugar Coffee Cake
The perfect morning cake!! The Vegan Maple Brown Sugar Coffee Cake will surely get your morning going and have you in a great mood. One of the yummiest and easy healthy cake recipes no doubt.
25 Healthy Cakes (Chocolate Torte + More!)
A healthy gluten free chocolate torte cake recipe that's easy to make without sugar too. Be sure to check out all 25 healthy cakes recipes in our post!
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, sugar-free
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar-free granulated sweetener (granulated sugar, monk fruit, or erythritol)
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup Dutch process cocoa powder (NOT standard cocoa powder)
- GANACHE GLAZE (optional)
- ½ cup chocolate chips, sugar-free
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease the bottom of an 8" springform pan, add an 8" circle of parchment paper, and grease that lightly as well.
- Add the chocolate chips and butter in a medium-size glass mixing bowl. Microwave the chips and butter in 30-second increments until they're melted (60-90 seconds). Stir to combine.
- Add in and mix the sweetener, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, beating them briefly into the mix until they're smooth. Mix in the Dutch process cocoa powder. **NOTE: You must use Dutch process cocoa powder and NOT standard unsweetened cocoa powder (VERY bitter compared to Dutch process).
- Spoon the batter into the bottom of the springform pan.
- Bake the flourless chocolate cake for about 30+ minutes, or until the torte jiggles slightly in the center but is almost all the way set.
- Let the cake rest for 10 minutes in the pan on top of a cooling rack and then remove the springform mold.
- To make the ganache: combine chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then stir and microwave for another 15 seconds. Drizzle on your cooked cake prior to cutting. Let it cool.
Dust the cake with powdered sugar-free sweetener if desired, or add berries and whipped cream.
DUTCH process cocoa powder MUST be used and not standard unsweetened cocoa powder. Standard unsweetened cocoa powder is very bitter, whereas unsweetened Dutch-process is not.
Be very careful microwaving the chocolate, it can burn very quickly. Remove the chocolate from the microwave when the chips are almost melted, they'll finish melting when you stir the mix. You can melt the chocolate over the stove using a double boiler instead, which is easier to keep an eye on.
If you don't have a 8" springform pan you can use a standard 8" cake pan instead! You'll still grease it and add parchment paper like a springform pan. Loosen the edges with a table knife and turn it over onto a serving plate. The top will now be on the bottom, and the edges will also crumble a bit. Add the ganache after the torte cools.
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