Life can be sweet and having some cake makes it even sweeter. The only problem is that our favorite desserts aren't always the best for our health. Cakes are high in sugar, fat and packed with carbs which pose issues not only for those on weight loss diets but for those who are on special diets due to food allergens, diabetes and Celiac disease. However, with the right ingredients; decadence and health can become one and these sweets can actually be GOOD for you as well as tasting great. Excited? Well keep reading to get the scoop on 5 cake recipes that will not only let you have your cake but, eat it too.
Paleo Chocolate Pudding Cake
Jane's Healthy Kitchen offers a surprisingly delicious moist cake that is as rich in chocolate flavor as it is in health benefits. This Paleo Chocolate Pudding Cake is perfect for all kinds of diets as it is not only gluten-free but grain-free, low in carbs, rich in high-anti-oxidant ingredients, easy on blood sugar and of course Paleo.
Double Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting
When it comes to cakes, not everyone is looking for a healthier alternative but sometimes a substitution. If you're not getting all of your nutrients from your everyday meals, eating this cake might be your delicious solution. Nutritional Science Major Jessica of Desserts with Benefits has created a Double Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting that is both high in fiber and protein.
Red Velvet Crepe Cake
If you find yourself packing on unwanted pounds, iBreathe I'm Hungry has a healthy low carb alternative to the traditional Red Velvet Cake worth trying. This Red Velvet Crepe Cake ditches the usual heavy cake layers for several layers of fluffy light crepes coming up to 20 grams of carbs!
Vanilla Cake with Fruits and Banana-Cashew Cream Frosting
Nothing is as healthy as fruits and nuts so, combining these elements with a gluten-free cake can't be anything less than GOOD. Gourmandelle is all about healthy vegetarian recipes and this beautiful Vanilla Cake with Fruits and Banana-Cashew Cream Frosting, takes the cake. (excuse the pun!)
When you think of healthy cakes, carrot cake has to be the top of the list. The Answer is Cake is in agreement offering up this sublime Carrot Cake recipe. Packed with a bevy of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fibers thanks to the addition of fruits and nuts, this cake isn't just filled with flavor but is also a sugar free, gluten free and vegan cake.
So, the next time you're on a diet and think that you have to cut cake completely out, think again. Cake might get a bad rap, but with the right ingredients it can really be good for you. Remember, these are just five recipes meaning there are a hundred more out there just waiting to be tried. Good luck on your search for a sweeter and healthy cake!
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