Healthy cake recipe ideas that won't ruin your low fat diet

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Swap your favourite chocolate fudge cake recipe for one of these gluten-free, vegetable-packed alternative desserts.

gluten free pistachio and chocolate torte
There's no need to go cold turkey when it comes to cake. Try these delicious recipes with a healthier twist.

Click on the pictures for the step-by-step recipe guide

Gluten-free cake recipes


JOHN WHAITE'S GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE TORTE RECIPE (above)

Great British Bake Off winner John shows you how to swap regular flour for ground almonds in this tempting recipe.

Wimbledon Raw Strawberry Tarts by Rebecca Kane


RAW STRAWBERRY TARTS

With an almond and cashew base these tarts are wheat, gluten and dairy-free. Oh, and they still taste nice.

Ice Cream sandwiches, desserts, gluten and grain free

© Paleo Desserts



ICE CREAM SANDWICHES WITH COOKIE DOUGH

These quick and easy ice-cream cakes are made with coconut milk, carrots and cashew nuts for a healthier snack.

Chocolate Truffles Paleo Cookbook

© Paleo Desserts



GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Perfect for an after dinner treat with coffee.

Vegetable cake recipes


Jessie J red velvet cake

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JESSIE J'S BEETROOT RED VELVET CAKE

Give this a try if you're a carrot cake obsessive who's ready to scoff something new. Go easy on the frosting if you want to save calories.

Beetroot Macaroons


BEETROOT MACAROONS

These bite-sized treats are packed with earthy beetroot (but don't worry, it doesn't taste like salad).

Chocolate and coconut cake


COCONUT CARROT CAKE

With walnuts, dessicated coconut, carrots and coconut oil, this cake won't make you feel horribly guilty.

Stacie Stewart's skinny meringue cake

© Stacie Bakes: Classic Cakes and Bakes for the Thoroughly Modern Cook



SKINNY CARROT MERINGUE CAKE

Banish butter with this cake recipe that's topped off with fat free frosting. Not bad, eh?

Vegan cake recipes


Vegan vanilla cake


VEGAN VANILLA CAKE

This light and moist sponge has a deep vanilla flavour shining through. Winner.

LOW FAT CAKE RECIPES


Apple & Cinnamon Cake


APPLE, CINNAMON AND YOGURT CAKE

Swap a traditional apple pie for this calorie conscious sponge cake instead.

Dukan diet cupcakes recipe

© The Dukan Diet Desserts and Patisseries



DUKAN DIET FROSTED CUPCAKES

Bake these tasty Dukan Diet cupcakes for a tummy trimming alternative to naughty cakes.

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