Healthy Cake Ideas To Make You Feel Good About Treating Yourself!

Healthy Cake Ideas

Did you know that there are some amazing healthy cake ideas around, that actually do taste really delicious? It’s no secret that I love cake. To be fair though, who doesn’t love cake?? Part of my healthy eating philosophy is that treats are very important. Actually, make that essential. I believe that trying to be super-healthy, or to lose weight, by cutting out all cakes/chocolate/other delicious things, is a recipe for disaster. Eventually, your body and mind’s need for treats will overcome your willpower, and you’ll end up hoovering up entire packs of cookies all in one go. Or is that just me?!

Anyway, I believe that the best treat of all is cake (although chocolate comes in a very close second). And the best kinds of cakes are always the home baked ones, so you know exactly what’s gone in them! But did you know that you could actually include some ultra-healthy ingredients to make amazingly delicious cakes? Did you know that sweet potatoes and zucchini are amazing additions to your cake repertoire?? Until recently, I did not! Seriously, I had never heard of any of these healthy cake ideas until I came across the sweet potato brownies one day and started to look around for other ideas.

Allow me to present to you seven amazing ideas for delicious cakes with a healthy twist. I hope you enjoy them, I would love to know which is your favorite!

7 Amazing Cakes With A Healthy Twist

Sweet Potato Breakfast Brownies

Healthy Cake Ideas Sweet Potato Brownies

Image from thebigmansworld.com

These gooey fudgy brownies look utterly delicious! My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. They are made with just six ingredients, are paleo, vegan and gluten-free friendly, and don’t contain any butter, oil, grains or eggs. Sweet potatoes are delicious and highly nutritious, not least because of the high levels of vitamin A and B vitamins in them. The recipe says that these brownies are ideal for breakfast, but personally I would be happy to eat them at absolutely any time of the day. Click here to find out how to make them!

No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

Healthy Cake Ideas Avocado Cheesecake

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This Avocado Lime Cheesecake is a show-stopper! And it’s deceptively easy to make, with only seven ingredients. Avocados are extremely nutrient dense and contain lots of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, plus, they taste amazing. Although there’s no baking involved, remember that you’ll have to set it for two hours in the freezer, so you can’t eat it right away! Click here for all the details.

Tropical Fruit Pizza

Healthy Cake Ideas Tropical Fruit Pizza

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This Tropical Fruit Pizza looks so delicious! I think this would make an amazing centrepiece for a party-food table, and I can’t think of a better way to get kids to eat loads of fruit – because who could possibly resist this?! Even better, it’s free from gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar, so it’ll suit lots of different dietary needs. It’s pretty quick and easy to create too – click here to find out how.

Greek Yoghurt, Strawberry & Banana Muffins

Healthy Cake Ideas Strawberry Banana Muffins

Image from myfussyeater.com

These delicious muffins are made with protein-packed greek yoghurt in place of butter, include nutritious rolled oats, are are sweetened with banana and honey rather than refined sugar. You could have them for a breakfast treat (I don’t see anything wrong with a little bit of chocolate at breakfast time?), and they will also work nicely for kid’s afternoon snacks. These are very easy to make, as you basically just chuck all of the ingredients in a blender and whip them up – here’s the full recipe.

Vegan Cake With Avocado Lime Coconut Cream Frosting

Healthy Cake Ideas Vegan Avocado Cake

Image from twiggstudios.com

Now for something truly impressive! Get those avocados out again for this gorgeous Vegan Cake with Avocado Lime Coconut Cream Frosting. Wow. One of the more unusual ingredients in this is aquafaba, which is apparently the brine from a can of chickpeas – who knew? This one may take you a little longer to make, but it’ll be worth the effort. All the better if you can decorate it as beautifully as the one in the picture! Click here for the details.

Zucchini/Courgette And Orange Loaf Cake

Healthy Cake Ideas Courgette and Orange Cake

Image from bakedtoimperfection.co.uk

Zucchini (or courgette, depending on what part of the world you’re from!) was the ingredient I was most surprised by when I started looking into healthy cake ideas. It just seems like a bizarre thing to put in a cake, but don’t let that put you off, because by all accounts it’s a delicious ingredient! I think this Zucchini and Orange Cake looks particularly yummy. Just be sure to squeeze out all the moisture you can from the zucchini before adding it. Here are all the details.

Avocado Brownies

Healthy Cake Ideas Avocado Brownies

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We’ve done Sweet Potato Brownies, now here are some Avocado ones too! It would seem that avocado is the undisputed king of healthy cake ideas. This recipe uses 2 avocados to replace butter/oil, and although it does contain sugar, the brownies can work out well with less than the recipe suggests, so feel free to experiment! Find the instructions for this final healthy cake idea here!

So there we have it! While I don’t think you should ever feel guilty for enjoying a slice of cake, you can feel extra virtuous for treating yourself to one of these ideas with a super-healthy twist! I would love to know how you got on with making any of these and if you have any more healthy cake ideas? Let me know in the comments…

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6 Comments

  1. June 21, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I would LOVE to eat cake for breakfast every morning. That would be my idea of heaven. A nice thick slice of chocolate cake and coffee with heavy cream.

    These recipes look amazing. I might have to figure out how to make a couple of chocolate cake recipes healthy and low-carb and see how that goes.

    Thank you for the yummy images and ideas. I might go do some baking!!

    • Tara
      Author
      June 21, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      I could definitely live with that for breakfast too Rhoda! Hope you enjoy your baking! 🙂

  2. May 12, 2018 / 3:58 am

    These all sound absolutely delicious! I love love love no bake cheesecakes, they are so fun to make and amazing to eat without feeling guilty!

    • Tara
      Author
      May 12, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this Sylvie – the avocado cheesecake is amazing, I definitely recommend giving it a go!

  3. April 11, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Love these ideas! I always want to have my cake and eat it, too, and now I can without guilt!

    • Tara
      Author
      April 11, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Haha, my thoughts exactly Diane, hope you bake something yummy!

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