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15 Easy Low-Calorie Cake Recipes to Enjoy

In this day and age, it’s possible to indulge in a decadent dessert while keeping healthy at the same time. We have these low-calorie cake recipes to thank! 

If you have a sweet tooth but also get bothered whenever you see the number on the scale go up, I have great news for you.

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There is such a thing as low-calorie cakes. And for today’s collection, I’m sharing with you 15 of them.

Just because they’re low-calorie doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious. Trust me, each cake on this list will fill your tastebuds with joy.

Whether you’re craving a light angel food cake or an indulgent chocolate cake, I have them all.

With these low-calorie desserts, you can have your cake and eat it, too.

1. Pineapple Angel Food Cake 

Have a box of angel food cake mix lying somewhere in your pantry? I know exactly what you should do with it.

With this simple recipe, you can transform a simple boxed cake mix into an otherworldly delight.

This pineapple angel food cake is incredibly airy with just the right amount of sweetness.

Pineapple bits add a nice tropical flavor to the cake. 

Finished with whipped cream on top, this is a light dessert perfect to end any meal.

2. Healthy Chocolate Cake (Fat-Free AND Sugar-Free!) 

Celebrate your birthday or any special occasion the healthy way with this fat-free and sugar-free chocolate cake.

If you think this cake is sad and boring, you couldn’t be any more wrong. It’s just as moist and fluffy as a traditional chocolate cake.

And unlike other healthy cakes, this one comes with a scrumptious chocolate frosting! It’s also sugar-free and fat-free, too, so don’t worry.

3. Ultimate Healthy Carrot Cake 

The cake has carrots in it, so yeah, it’s definitely healthy.

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It’s not like your usual carrot cake, though. This one doesn’t have refined flour, butter, or sugar!

Despite being a lite version of the traditional dessert, you can still expect nothing but greatness from this carrot cake.

It’s moist with a perfect combination of sweetness and spice. Oh, and the cream cheese frosting is simply divine.

4. Low-Fat Sugar-Free Lemon Cake 

This lemon cake is tender, fluffy, moist, and refreshing. 

The lemon, butter, and sweetener give it a wonderful balance of flavors. It’s sweet and buttery, but not overwhelmingly so. 

The tartness of the lemon dials down the sweetness and gives the cake a nice, zesty aroma and flavor.

As an added bonus, this cake is smeared with a thin layer of sugar-free lemon frosting. It’s the ultimate cherry on top!

5. 3-Ingredient Yogurt Cake 

If you’re looking for a cake that will absolutely blow your mind, you’ve just found it.

First of all, this cake is a bonafide, legitimate cake. It’s not pudding, not mousse, but actual cake. 

And yes, all you’ll need are 3 ingredients: Greek yogurt, eggs, and a little bit of cornstarch.

It looks like cheesecake, but the taste and texture are not the same. 

This cake is firm but creamy with chewy edges. The yogurt gives it a tangy and subtly sweet taste. It’s definitely a must-try.

6. 2-Ingredient Fluff Cake 

Here’s another delightful cake you can make using an angel food cake mix.

This cake is heavenly, but it’s so easy, that even non-bakers can pull it off.

Just add a can of pineapples, juice, and all, to the cake batter, and pop it into the oven. It’s a simple technique that magically transforms a boxed cake mix.

Top the cake with your choice of fresh fruit and whipped cream, and voila! You have a glorious dessert.

7. Healthy Apple Cake 

This apple cake is magnificently moist, fluffy, and tender. 

It has no butter, dairy, and eggs, and yet it manages to taste like a bakery-quality apple cake.

This recipe makes a single, 9-inch sponge cake, but you can double or triple it to make a layer cake.

You can use any sugar-free frosting you like.

I highly recommend a cream cheese frosting, though, as it complements the sweetness of apples well.

8. Vegan Beetroot Chocolate Cake  

This chocolate cake will not just be eaten, it will be devoured. 

I must warn you that limiting yourself to just one slice will be a near-impossible task.

I mean, just look at it. Its appearance alone is making me drool.

And yes, it tastes just as phenomenal as it looks. It’s moist, fudgy, and chocolatey, with a silky ganache frosting to boot.

It’s so scrumptious, it’s hard to believe it’s made with beetroot!

9. Fig and Honey Cake 

If you’re craving something different, give this fig and honey cake a try.

It’s a 2-layer banana-apple-fig-honey cake with a light yogurt and ricotta cheese filling in the middle.

It’s a light and fruity treat that’ll not just satisfy, but exceed expectations.

Bonus points for the pretty presentation, too! Fig slices are embedded on top of the cake to give it a lovely, rustic look.

10. Low-Carb Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This chocolate bundt cake is so gorgeous it’s perfect for any special occasion.

It’s equally as delicious as it looks, too. 

Filled with shredded zucchini, this cake is insanely moist and fudgy.

And the flavor? Well, we can’t go wrong with chocolate, can we?

This cake is also made extra special with a generous drizzling of decadent chocolate syrup.

It makes one think, “how can something so delectable also be low-calorie?”

11. Coffee Cake

Having a cup of aromatic, freshly brewed coffee in the morning is fantastic. You know what’s even greater, though?

Having that coffee with a slice of this coffee cake.

This coffee cake, in particular, has a buttery vanilla flavor and a superbly moist and tender texture.

It’s topped with cinnamon sugar streusel, as well, to give it a lovely crunch.

12. Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake 

This pound cake is made incredibly moist and tender with Greek yogurt.

It explodes with the bright, summery flavors of fresh blueberries and lemon.

Such cakes tend to be loaded with calories, but this one is only 133 calories a slice. 

That’s what makes it a cut above the rest.

I mean, with that low of a calorie count, you can add a scoop of ice cream on top without feeling guilty!

13. Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake

Dessert for breakfast, anybody? 

This cinnamon loaf cake is made with oats, protein powder, Stevia, an egg white, cinnamon, and water. 

It’s such an easy recipe you can do it with your eyes closed.

But more importantly, this cake is heavenly. It’s tender, fluffy, and sweet with a touch of warmth from the cinnamon. 

It’s the kind of breakfast worth waking up early in the morning for.

14. Healthy Cranberry Orange Pound Cake 

This pound cake bursts with fruity flavors from cranberries and orange! It tastes so decadent, but it’s secretly healthy.

Ingredients such as whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, non-fat milk, and Stevia make this cake heavenly but also low-calorie.

15. Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake 

If you’re the type who likes to add Nutella to everything, then this cake is for you.

Infused with chocolate and hazelnut, this bundt cake has an explosion of glorious Nutella flavor.

The cake itself is already a show-stopper, but to make it even more mouthwatering, top it with a decadent chocolate-hazelnut glaze.

It’s so good, you’ll forget your name after one bite.

15 Easy Low-Calorie Cakes to Enjoy

These low-calorie cake recipes let you have your cake and eat it too! From chocolate to carrot to lemon, watching your waistline doesn’t have to mean sacrificing dessert.


  • Pineapple Angel Food Cake

  • Healthy Chocolate Cake (Fat-Free AND Sugar-Free!)

  • Ultimate Healthy Carrot Cake

  • Low-Fat Sugar-Free Lemon Cake

  • 3 -Ingredient Yogurt Cake

  • 2 Ingredient Fluff Cake

  • Healthy Apple Cake

  • Vegan Beetroot Chocolate Cake

  • Fig and Honey Cake

  • Low Carb Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  • Coffee Cake

  • Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

  • Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake

  • Healthy Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

  • Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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