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Use the Healthiest Cake Recipes After Cake Day

By Brandi Swieter 

Cake Day is in the last week of November each year, inspiring people to try new recipes. Though cake isn't normally touted as a healthy food, there are ways to make the dessert option healthier and more worthwhile to enjoy. Some of the healthiest cake recipes should be tried throughout the year so people can feel better about their snacking habits. 

Skinny Strawberry Banana Icebox Cake

Fruit helps to provide nutrition to a cake. Strawberries and bananas are a delicious combination that pair well in any dessert. Using bananas, strawberries, fat-free whipped cream, reduced fat graham crackers, and Silk vanilla cashew milk makes this option great for anyone on a diet. This cake-like dessert uses layers to create the perfect slice. 

Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

The name of the recipe may not sound appealing, but using applesauce as a substitution for butter or oil in cake mixes helps to reduce the calories. The cake turns out moist and delicious. Bananas, applesauce, brown sugar, a sugar substitute, vinegar, almond flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda, and light chocolate chips makes the cake. 

Skinny Lime Poke Cake

A poke cake is a favorite for many. Using jello and soda, this cake is fun to make and eat. A skinny version reduces the calories and sugar, making it a better splurging option when cake is desired. The skinny lime poke cake recipe calls for a box of white cake mix, diet lemon lime soda, egg whites, sugar-free lime jello, sugar-free instant vanilla pudding, water, fat-free milk, and light whipped cream.

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

For a healthy and delicious option, people can try the grapefruit yogurt cake. Greek yogurt, grapefruit juice, grapefruit zest, a sugar substitute, vanilla, and applesauce make up the flavor of this cake. Combine these ingredients with all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, and eggs to get a perfectly baked dessert. 

Cake is a favorite dessert for many, but it isn't typically included on the healthy foods list. People can enjoy a piece of their favorite cake once in a while, guilt-free, by changing up the recipe and making substitutions for less sugar, fat, and calories. These recipes and more provide options for anyone in the mood for a piece of cake yet wanting to remain healthy. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

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