You don’t have to sacrifice taste when you’re looking to revamp your diet. It is possible to go healthy but still indulge in dessert. Here we offer plenty of options, from cakes made out of zucchini that taste like decadent chocolate frosted layer cake, to a sumptuous carrot rendition that you would never be able to tell is good for you. Which will you try first?
1. Zucchini Sheet Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting
The aforementioned zucchini cake is right at the top because this is the prettiest frosting job that we’ve ever seen – and it’s even made out of avocado! Yup, three whole avocados are in this delicious but good-for-you recipe.
2. Cashew Cream Cake
Does this look like an amazing ricotta cheesecake to you? What if we told you it was mostly made of cashews, almond milk gluten free oats, and coconut oil? After a few hours, this creamy faux chocolate drizzled faux ice cream cake will look irresistible.
3. Healthy Carrot Cake
This semi-naked healthy carrot cake is on its Martha Stewart game. That nutmeg halo and the artfully clustered pecans with just the right amount of frosting. Cream cheese or labneh make this treat super moist, and the result is just as decadent as its sugary counterpart.
4. Gluten & Dairy Free Caramel Mousse Cakes
OMG. How is this both gluten and dairy free? We could easily down a full one of these at our next holiday party. It looks like a five star dessert – the author breaks down the different steps to this “fancy pancy” cake as she calls it, so it’s not that daunting at all. Will you impress a guest with this recipe?
5. Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Cake
This incredible looking chocolate, fat-layered cake with perfect fruit arrangements is 100% paleo. Even non paleos will be scarfing down multiple portions of this cake. With mostly coconut based items and tapioca/cassava flower, this recipe gives you the option to use dark coffee for an unbeatably rich cake.
6. Deep Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake
When you hear “deep dish chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake”, health conscious thoughts aren’t the first ones to cross your mind. This thing looks seriously epic – its crust is made of nut butter, seeds, cacao and dates, while the filling is a mix of bananas, cashews, coconut oil, dates, and cacao. Tastes sinful, but filled with nourishing ingredients.
7. Chocolate Banana Cake with Avocado Frosting
Apparently avocado is a popular icing ingredient for healthy desserts! This gorgeous chocolate banana cake is topped with avo-choco madness along with maple syrup and cocoa powder. It’ only one layer, so it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to eat in one serving, right?
8. Strawberry Pistachio Layer Cake
This beautiful cake deserves to be on one of those baking shows – and it’s a gluten-free, vegan one to boot! Hard to believe. Pistachios and strawberry chia jam are the stars in this sponge cake, all glued together by an addictive coconut based frosting.
9. Grain Free Funfetti Cake
Do you have an embarrassing by undeniable desire for funfetti cake due to nostalgic memories? Well, this grown-up version of the boxed childhood favorite is way better, so don’t fret. And much prettier with that drip job!
10. Easiest Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
From the same blogger that brought us to that funfetti cake, we had to include this seasonal favorite which everyone will be trying out around Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie meets cheesecake in this vegan twist on a classic dish. Paired with a pecan cookie crunch crust? We are literally drooling…