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Are you trying to decrease your sugar intake but love dessert? Keep reading to find a sugar free cake recipe to curb that sweet tooth!
Reducing sugar in your diet
There are a lot of reasons to cut sugar out of your diet. Health conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, tooth decay, and high blood pressure are just a few reasons it’s good to decrease your sugar intake.
Reducing your sugar can help reduce the risk of all of these health conditions.
Cutting sugar out of your diet or simply reducing it doesn’t mean you have to give up every delicious food. There are a lot of options out there with lower or even no sugar you should try.
Sugar Free Cake Recipe
To help you consume less sugar we’re sharing a collection of sugar free cake recipes that look and taste amazing. A lot of these recipes call for artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes, if you aren’t a fan of sugar substitutes look into how you can use fruits as natural sweeteners.
While we can’t guarantee all these cakes are healthy we can say they are definitely healthier than a traditional cake and it’s always fun to try something new! You may just discover a new favorite.
Whether you’re on a keto diet or just trying to be a little healthier in your sweets we have a sugar free cake recipe for you.
Let’s start with a cake baking staple:
Sugar Free Yellow Cake by The Sugar Free Diva
This looks to be an easy recipe that uses a sugar alternative and you can use 8-9” cake pans and get two cakes out of one recipe! This cake doesn’t brown up on the outside like a traditional yellow cake which makes it perfect for a naked cake option! This is bound to be better than a boxed yellow cake mix.
Need a sugar free birthday cake?
Sugar Free Sprinkles has you covered with their Sugar-Free Birthday Cake recipe that just screams “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”.
This sugar free birthday cake is listed as a Keto cake recipe it uses almond milk, and both coconut flour and almond flour. She even teaches you how to make your own sugar free sprinkles and sugar free frosting in the same post! How awesome is that? I love when people give recommendations for their favorite substitutes. Sugar Free Sprinkles loves monk fruit sweetener as her favorite powdered sweetener and I’m going to be sure to try it.
Sugar Free Chocolate Cake Recipes
Who’s ready for a sugar free chocolate cake recipe or three?! I know I am!
The Best Cake Recipes Sugar Free Chocolate Cake recipe looks amazing! Cocoa powder, room temperature eggs, and coffee are just a few ingredients you can look forward to when making this recipe. If you’re not a coffee drinker don’t let that make you pass this cake by, you can use water instead! They’ve included their sugar free chocolate frosting recipe so you can finish the whole cake without needing to search another recipe. I love a double layer cake. That second cake layer makes it look extra fancy!
Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe
If you’re looking for the healthiest chocolate cake ever this just might be it. The Big Man’s World swears you’ll never know their Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe is sugar free, fat free, and under 100 calories a slice! Sugar free and low calorie sounds like the perfect combo to me.
Don’t be in a rush with this recipe. Follow the steps, including mixing dry ingredients first and pay attention to the bake time you do not want to over bake. Check it often as it gets close to the end so you can ensure you get the texture and crumb you want out of a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake! This cake looks like the perfect cake for all of your upcoming special occasions.
Looking for a Sugar Free Flourless Chocolate Cake? Bigger Bolder Baking has you covered for this one.
Change your regular melted butter for browned butter and add some coconut oil and you have a delicious flavor that can’t be missed in this recipe! Use a large bowl to begin and everything will be mixed in that one bowl. It’s fun when cake ingredients are just a little different than you’re used to, have you used espresso powder in a cake before? She teaches you how to brown butter which is great as it’s something I’ve been wanting to try.
You can also use coconut sugar instead of swerve as your sugar substitute which is a great option.
Low Carb Chocolate Cake Recipe
Are you on a low carb diet? Check out this Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Sauce Low Carb Cake by Beauty and the Foodie.
This recipe is low carb, grain free, keto, and paleo! Could that possibly make it the best chocolate cake? This is a great recipe because it has options included for making it keto or paleo. I love that one recipe can serve different dietary needs. I mean it can be a rich keto chocolate cake or the perfect paleo chocolate cake just by changing a couple ingredients. The best part, raspberries! My husband loves anything with raspberries! I think you could add any fresh berries to the topping of this recipe and have a real show stopper. Wouldn’t it be beautiful for Valentine’s Day?
Okay, we’ll likely come back to sugar free chocolate cake recipes shortly but I have some others to talk about now.
Non Chocolate Sugar Free Cake Recipes
Fermenting for Foodies shared their Healthy and Sugar-Free Banana Cake recipe and I think you’re going to love how many different ways you can customize this cake!
Using this one recipe you can double the vanilla extract to create a simple vanilla sheet cake. Add cinnamon and chopped walnuts to create a banana bread.
Replace a banana with strawberries for a strawberry cake or replace some all purpose flour with cocoa powder for a chocolate cake. These recipes use so many natural ingredients you can’t help but feel healthy when you eat it.
How amazing are all those options?! Which one will you try the first time you make this recipe?
Sugar Free Cake Recipes with Fruits & Veggies
Why is everything cuter small? I’m obsessed with these Sugar-Free Lemon Cake mini bundt cakes by The Spruce Eats!
Next time I make a cake I’m making them all mini. They’re just so cute and you don’t have to worry about slicing each piece they’re already the perfect size. This recipe is definitely the easy way to make a sugar free cake – it uses a box cake mix as it’s base! Real lemon juice and zest add so much more flavor than bottles don’t you think? The strawberry glaze gives it a light sweet taste you’re going to love.
Who loves Carrot Cake? I have been a carrot cake fan my entire life. I love the flavors and the texture and the fact that I can pretend I’m being healthy when I eat it because – CARROTS!
Sugar Free Carrot Cake = Healthy!
Great news for other Carrot Cake lovers. Now we really can have healthy carrot cake!
Food Faith Fitness shared their Healthy Gluten Free Sugar Free Carrot Cake recipe and it looks AMAZING!
Their low carb carrot cake recipe is filled with healthy ingredients and next time I make a carrot cake I’m definitely trying this one.
They do warn that the cake batter will be thick – that’s okay! It’s supposed to be. This looks like the perfect low carb dessert for me!
Applesauce Cake – Sugar Free
Another favorite childhood cake of mine is Applesauce Cake. I remember thinking how cool I was the first time I learned that applesauce could be used in place of oil in a cake mix!
Chelsea’s Messy Apron has an Applesauce Cake I cannot wait to make.
This recipe looks amazing for a few different reasons. First using a food processor it uses ground oats instead of white flour. Unsweetened applesauce is the star of this sugar free recipe which is awesome because I love applesauce. Because this recipe doesn’t use traditional oils like vegetable oil make sure you use parchment paper to line your pan so it doesn’t stick.
Versatile Sugar Free Cake Recipes
Pound cake is another favorite to have on hand and I can’t wait to try a sugar free pound cake recipe.
The Sugar Free Diva has a Sugar Free Pound Cake recipe that looks simply delicious. I didn’t see a lot of sugar free pound cake recipe options and this one looks just like a regular pound cake. Have you ever made a cake with sour cream before? They always end up so moist I love when a recipe calls for it. If you make this recipe make sure you store any leftovers in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out! An airtight container will guarantee your cake is just as good the next day.
I’ve never tried making a sponge cake before which is strange because I absolutely love strawberry shortcake! I think it’s time I try one and this Sugar-free Low Carb Sponge Cake (that is also keto diet friendly and gluten free) by Sugar Free Mom looks like the perfect one to try.
Sugar Free Mom says this low carb cake is “a masterpiece made grain free, gluten free, nut free and just about 100 calories per slice”! Don’t forget when making this cake to separate your egg whites from the yoke but don’t toss the yoke! You need both parts of the egg (all 9 of them!). This just looks like the perfect summer dessert.
Angel Food Cake Recipe – Sugar Free
You know how I just said I LOVE Strawberry Shortcake. Well, that’s the truth. It’s likely my favorite summer time dessert. Yes, even over s’mores. My love for it runs deep and if it’s on the menu sign me up. I can’t wait to try a sugar-free version of my favorite dessert!
This Sugar Free Angel Food Cake recipe by Greedy Gourmet looks so good and I cannot wait to try it. How do you like your Strawberry Shortcake? I love to keep it simple with a dollop of whipped cream and lots of strawberries. Did you know that heavy cream has no added sugar. That means you can whip it up and not ruin your sugar free dessert. Add all the fresh sliced strawberries (hello natural sugars) you want for the perfect summer treat. This recipe calls for a liquid sweetener called Hermesetas liquid, I’m not sure you can find that in the US (I haven’t looked yet) but if you can’t I would think another liquid sweetener would work.
Which sugar free cake should we try first?
I love this variety. If you’re looking for a sugar-free cake recipe you’ve found the right place. From a light summery angel food cake to a rich dense chocolate cake and almost everything in between. You’re sure to find a sugar free cake recipe perfect for your needs. I learned a lot researching sugar free cake recipes. Did you know you can use maple syrup as a natural sweetener in place of refined sugars? I also learned that when looking for a low-carb sweetener there are a lot of options. I suggest doing some research before heading to the store.
Do you have a favorite sugar free cake recipe? We’d love for you to share it in the comments so we can add it to our collection. Which recipe are you going to try first?