14 Healthy, Guilt-Free Cake Recipes That Are Perfect for Weight Loss – Eat This, Not That

Do you find yourself dreaming about the melted chocolate cake at Chili’s? Or resist the birthday cake more than usual? We understand. While sticking to your diet can be daunting with so many goodies around, the good news is: it doesn’t have to be. we round the best healthy cake recipes, so you can have your cake and eat it too.

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There’s nothing like a slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. Make your own cream cheese delight at home with our imitation recipe. Our recipes cut the crust and calories in half without sacrificing flavor or flavor.

Get our recipe Cheesecake from the Copycat Cheesecake Factory.

Healthy vegan chocolate cake
Courtesy of The Clever Meal

There is never a bad time for chocolate. Whether you’re managing your weight or trying a clean diet this year, this vegan chocolate cake has something for everyone. This recipe is no eggs, no milk and the best part? Everything can be done in one bowl. Dark chocolate and espresso powder (optional) add the perfect punch to lock in that decadent chocolate flavor.

get the recipe from The Smart Meal.

Whole wheat birthday cake

Birthdays are always a celebration, but for some it can be a tease. If you’ve been dreaming of birthday cake but trying to avoid the icing layers or the greasy vanilla cake, try this whole wheat birthday cake. Made with no butter and zero refined sugars, this is the perfect treat to help celebrate an occasion.

get the recipe from Love In My Oven.

healthy cake pops (gluten free)

If you’re craving something sweet but don’t want a big slice, look no further! These healthy cakes are a dream come true for anyone trying to eat sweet while staying healthy. Made with almond flour, cream cheese, coconut oil and arrowroot powder, these cake pops are gluten-free and perfect for a mini celebration in your mouth.

get the recipe from Erin lives whole.

Two Ingredient Healthy Apple Cloud Cake

This recipe will leave your taste buds in the clouds. Made with just two ingredients, applesauce and gelatin, these fluffy treats bypass all the trans fat and oils from eggs, flour, butter and oil.

get the recipe from Kirbie’s wishes.

Healthy Cranberry Coffee Cake
Courtesy of the endless meal

It’s surprising how amazing a healthy coffee cake can be. This dessert is perfect for snuggling up on a cold winter day. Dairy-free, flour-free and made without refined sugar, this treatment offers incredible health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease.

get the recipe from The Endless Meal.

Healthy Slim Lemon Poke Cake

Add a refreshing touch to your dessert with this skinny lemon cake. Made with sugar-free lemon gelatin, lemon diet soda and sugar-free vanilla pudding, this treat satisfies the taste buds while promoting weight loss.

get the recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy.

Lemon cake

When life gives you lemons, make this lemon cake. This sweet, light treat is low-fat with the use of Greek yogurt, sugar-free, and low in calories.

get the recipe from Baking 4 Happiness.

melted chocolate cake
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The anticipation of a warm, sticky chocolate cake might make a person want to explode, but with our recipe, you don’t have to. With only 320 calories and 22 grams of fat, our Chocolate Peppermint Melt Cake will have you melting with joy for its amazing taste and health benefits.

Get our recipe Copycat Chili Chocolate Melted Cake.

banana cake

You will go crazy for this banana cake. Made with ripe bananas, buttermilk, gluten-free flour and date frosting, this cake is perfect for anyone looking to eat sweets without all the carbs.

get the recipe from Fermentation For Foodies.

oreo cake

Oreo is typically the epitome of sugar, but this recipe lets you enjoy your favorite milk cookie without the guilt of sugar. This cake is made with a light chocolate cake and a sugar-free cream cheese frosting. The added protein power helps build and strengthen muscle and fat, while each slice contains just 26g of carbs and just 230 calories.

get the recipe from Mason setting.

Healthy applesauce cake from a bowl
Courtesy of Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Crossed applesauce, this one-bowl applesauce cake is perfect for a winter snack. Packed with ground oats for protein, coconut oil and nuts for fiber, an applesauce cake a day is sure to help keep the doctor away.

get the recipe from Chelsea’s messy apron.

milk cake

Three reasons to love this three-milk cake: it’s gluten-free, made with coconut and almond flour, and has only 235 calories.

get the recipe from Picky Eater Blog.


While there is often a debate over whether carrot cake can really be considered cake, carrots don’t have to be boring. This healthy carrot cake recipe is packed with tons of antioxidants and vitamins from raisins and carrots, while coconut oil, yogurt and almond milk, along with a blend of ground spices, provide the perfect balance between sweet and savory.

get the recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef.

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