Do you have a birthday coming up that you’re hoping to celebrate with cake as usual, but you’re actually in the midst of trying to be a little more calorie conscious than usual right now? Perhaps you’re actually hoping to make a cake as a surprise for someone you love but you know they have a few dietary restrictions that you want to respect. Either way, we have a feeling that you’ll benefit just as much as we did from a good, thorough Internet scour to find some birthday cake recipes that are just as delicious as ever but also a little healthier than usual!
Here are of of the very best ideas, flavour tutorials, and recipes we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Sugar free carrot and date cake
We know that the description of a birthday cake as being “sugar free” might not sound overly appealing, but we promise you this one is still just as pleasantly sweet and taste as nearly any other cake we’ve had before! Take a better look at the recipe and tutorial on Things for Boys to see how this sugar free carrot and date cake was outlined nice and easily, with a full ingredients list.
2. Blueberry ombre cake
You might have made the commitment to be pretty careful with the ingredients that you’re putting into your cake this year, but that does not mean you can’t still make the cake look just as lovely as ever for when you serve it! We’re completely in love with this blueberry ombre cake from Lemons for Days, for example, thats full of amazing berry flavour and iced in a pretty blue gradient downward.
3. Berry, milk thistle, and rose hip healthy birthday cake
If you’re going to serve your friends a piece of cake that (besides “delicious”, of course) can only be described as healthy, then would you absolutely prefer to make it as close to a gourmet dish as possible, just to make sure they’re still impressed enough to give it a try and see how great it is? In that case, we think you’ll simply adore this recipe from Siberian Cedarland that teaches you how to make a berry, milk thistle, and rose hip birthday cake that’s full of flavour!
4. Spiced hummus cake with vanilla yogurt frosting
If you’ve ever been a fan of cakes that taste nearly savoury in the sponge and then sweet in the glaze or frosting, the way some coffee cakes do, then we really think you’re going to love the way Amy’s Healthy Baking made this spiced hummus cake that is topped and centred with smoothly sweet vanilla yogurt frosting! Yes, this recipe is actually made wth hummus; we tried it out in real life and we’re pleased to report that it’s absolutely mouthwatering.