What makes the best sugar-free cakes? They need to have zero added sugar but still maintain the typical flavors of their types. While non-sugar cupcakes are getting more popular, it is not as easy to find sugar-free cake recipes.
Yet, I managed to compile a collection of mouthwatering cakes that use alternative sweeteners like erythritol. These recipes will surprise you with how easy it is to eat healthier and avoid overuse of unhealthy ingredients.
Don’t Miss Out On These Amazing Sugar-Free Delights
Leaving sugar out of a cake will change its flavor at a certain level. However, that doesn’t mean it will be any less tasty. In fact, I have become addicted to some cakes on this list.
Total time: 35 minutes
This cake is ideal for summertime and people who wish to eat a tasty treat while staying in shape. It has a similar appearance to the regular lemon cake, but it is sugar-free and low in fat. The cake is sour from the lemon and finished with Greek yogurt frosting.
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You must use fresh ingredients to ensure the most wonderful flavor for the lemon cake, and the lemon juice must be freshly squeezed as well. In terms of sweetener, you should follow the recipe and use xylitol and erythritol to make sure the result is sugar-free.
This instruction shows you what a good sugar-free lemon cake batter looks like.
Total time: 60 minutes
The Angel Food cake involves a more complicated recipe and process to make. It should not be a problem if you have experience with this type of flour-based dessert. However, beginners should not worry too much; you just need to follow the steps closely.
Remembering a few tips will help you ensure the tastiest result. First, pick large-sized eggs and let them rest at room temperature if you take them from the fridge. Secondly, whip them in a clean, dry bowl. Thirdly, don’t whip them to stiff peaks right away; follow instructions.
Lastly, a tube pan is one of the must-have baking equipment for this recipe. It helps you cool down and release the sponge much more easily.
In the end, your effort will be rewarded with a soft, moist sponge with refreshing flavors from fruits and a creamy texture of the whipped cream.
Total time: 45 minutes
As blueberries are sweet by nature, they work wonders for your scones. Plus, the recipe requires only a small amount of butter, so it’s lighter than the conventional version.
The scones are perfect in every way. They are slightly crunchy on the outside, delightfully moits, and fluffy on the inside. They are not too sweet but still offer a blast of flavors.
Making one or two batches of these yummy scones is simple if you have friends over. You can quickly offer them a mouthwatering snack from your kitchen.
Total time: 45 minutes
Except for the omission of sugar, this recipe for a summer cake maintains every other feature of the regular version, including orange zest, orange juice, and a whole orange. This way, the signature orange flavor is secure.
Not only is it sugar-free, but the cake is also low in carbs as it uses almond flour in place of all-purpose flour. With each slice, you consume 12 grams of carbohydrates. So, if you are on a keto diet or simply want to cut down on carbs, go for this recipe.
Total time: 38 minutes
Those who are searching for a healthier replacement for conventional birthday cakes, why not try this sugar-free, dairy-free baby smash cake?
Fundamentally, it’s a personal baby cake made with healthy, baby-friendly ingredients like apple sauce, banana, almond flour, oat flour, and dairy-free yogurt. It’s dense and looks nothing like a regular birthday cake you see at the store, but it’s safe for 1-year-olds.
The recipe I’m introducing here is only for the cake and yogurt outer layer. If you want to decorate it, you can place raspberries, or other fruits and herbs.
This Baby Smash cake recipe provides a great decoration idea for you.
Total time: 2 hours
Monk fruit is the key ingredient in this vanilla cake. Its sweetness comes from mogroside antioxidants, and the fruit has zero effects on blood sugar, no carbs, and no calories. That’s why it’s the perfect ingredient for this recipe.
Monk fruit is also available all year round, so you can make this scrumptious cake for Mother’s Day or any other celebration that calls for a lovely pink dessert like this.
The best part of this vanilla cake is the Swiss Meringue buttercream. It’s made with egg whites and Lakanto monkfruit powdered sugar, offering a lighter texture than the American version and getting along well with its light sponge.
Total time: 45 minutes
I have found the ultimate recipe for those who crave simplicity in baking. You don’t have to know how to prepare homemade yellow cake mix because you will use store-bought cake mix. It shortens the ingredient list by a lot and requires much less effort.
The process of making this Greek yogurt cake is so easy I can summarize it in a few sentences for you. First, mix yogurt, water, and the cake mix in a bowl with a handheld mixer. Then, spread the batter evenly in a pan covered with nonstick spray.
During these two steps, preheat the oven. After the preparation, bake the cake for 34 to 38 minutes. You can serve it with whipped cream on top.
Total time: 50 minutes
A butter cake involves a lot of butter, creating a dense, heavy texture with a strong buttery, dairy flavor. The sugar-free version keeps this characteristic while replacing regular sugar with granular sugar substitutes.
Depending on your appetite, you can serve this cake as a healthy dessert or a sweet breakfast. You can crush the almonds and sprinkle on the almond glaze before it dries for garnishing.
There are other ways to make the cake more eye-catching. But remember that any change to the recipe, including the decoration, can alter its nutrition facts.
Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
This low-carb mouthwatering pound cake has a pleasant richness and density in its texture. In addition to that, the cake features a bright and refreshing blend of lemon and blueberry flavors.
As soon as you take the first bite, the exotic fragrance of vanilla extract and fruits will fill your mouth and the entire room. It turns your surroundings into a summer garden.
On top of that, you can either bake a whole cake or split the batter to make muffins.
If you don’t have a bundt pan, you can make a layered blueberry lemon cake in a round pan.
Total time: 50 minutes
Originally, the French almond cake is a tea cake featuring a lovely, rich almond taste. But each slice has over 30 grams of net carbs, which is why there is a keto-friendly version.
The key ingredients of the sugar-free version revolve around the almond core. These include almond milk, almond flour, almond extract, and real almonds. This cake now contains only 3.6 grams of net carbs per slice by omitting regular flour and sugar.
Total time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
One notable thing about this cake is its texture. It’s not as smooth as other names on this list because its recipe adds shredded coconut to the batter.
The result is a cake that doesn’t melt in your mouth but requires a bit of chewing. However, it’s filled with coconut scent and flavor, offering a natural milky feel while being dairy-free.
Another interesting feature of this coconut caker is the pineapple filling. It’s added between cake pans and offers a tropical vibe. The pineapple’s tart flavor also balances the coconut taste, which is nice if the cake gets “too coconut” for you.
Total time: 35 minutes
The hardest thing for me when going on a keto diet is that I have to give up chocolate, something delicious and stress-releasing for me. So, when I discovered this ultimate keto delight, I found my new happy place.
Comprising cocoa powder, the cake delivers the same chocolatey taste you can expect from any chocolate cake. It’s also moist, rich, and perfectly sweet. The texture is so good that you won’t recognize it’s a keto dessert just by looking at it.
The best part? You can munch on this cake guilt-free since it contains only two carbs per serving.
This recipe helps you make a chocolate keto cake moist like a mud cake.
Total time: 25 minutes
The Texas Sheet Cake is a chocolate cake made in a large roll pan featuring a warm chocolate frosting. It is perfect for a small get-together. You can cut the cake pan into smaller or bite-sized pieces to serve guests.
The sugar-free version of this delicious cake mix dessert consists of over 10 ingredients, including eggs, almond milk, almond flour, coconut flour, sour cream, whole milk, etc. So, make sure you double-check the list when you go shopping.
Total time: 45 minutes
First, I want to note that this lush cake uses natural sugar from pineapple instead of processed sugar. So make sure to learn the precise method to ripen your pineapple before using it for this recipe.
A regular lush cake has multiple layers of toppings placed on the cake sponge. But in this recipe, the treat comprises only the cake part and a layer of whipped cream-pineapple mix.
The beauty of this simplicity is that it’s easy to make, especially when you use the store-bought cake mix. It’s a no-brainer option for a healthy dessert.
Total time: 40 minutes
If you have some leftover pumpkin flesh, you can quickly make this Halloween-vibe snack for yourself and your family. You can serve it with tea or coffee to balance the sweetness.
Also, it’s not difficult and takes less than an hour from start to end. Simply preheat the oven, and prepare the cake batter by mixing pumpkin puree, boxed cake mix, eggs, oil, and pumpkin pie spice with a handheld mixer.
Pour the mix into a pan, leave half a cup of batter, then mix it with butter and cinnamon. Stir this cinnamon mix into the batter and bake. Once the baking is finished, let the cake cool completely.
Total time: 5 minutes
Mug cake recipes appear because there must be a way to enjoy delicious cakes without spending an hour mixing batter, baking, and then cleaning your kitchen. If you have all the ingredients but little time to spare, this 5-minute blueberry mug cake rules.
First, whisk egg, almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and lemon juice in a bowl. Add blueberries and other ingredients of your liking, then transfer the batter into a mug and microwave it for 90 seconds.
Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (excluding prep time)
The chocolate fruit cake joins this list as a combination of tasty chocolate cake, fruity flavor, and ease of making.
You don’t have to find the instructions for chocolate-flavored cake mix since this recipe relies only on self raising flour, cocoa powder, dried fruit, and water. The goal is to make sure your cake will come out sugar-free.
It delivers the same moist, tender texture and rich flavor as the original chocolate cake. At the same time, it adds a more refreshing touch and chewy texture of the dried fruits to the dessert.
About this ingredient, you can buy or make dried fruits to ensure the mix contains only your favorite fruits. Yet, remember to soak them in boiling water for at least a few hours before starting the baking process.
18. Keto Marble Cake
Total time: 1 hour
A marble cake has both light and dark colors in an irregular, random pattern. While the yellow color comes from the original cake batter, the dark brown color comes from the cocoa powder.
By following instructions, you will achieve a buttery, moist sponge that holds up well. You can easily slice the cake to serve without worrying it will crumble.
It’s worth noting that keto eaters should mind their servings because this recipe contains chocolate, a forbidden ingredient in keto.
Here’s how to assemble the cake batter for the keto marble cake.
Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
If you have tried carrot cakes before, you can easily imagine the texture of the Hummingbird cake as they are quite similar. It’s not smooth or soft. It seems a little drier and requires some chewing due to the chopped ingredients mixed in the batter.
The healthy version of the Hummingbird cake replaces regular sugar with Lakanto and granulated erythritol sweetener. You can happily enjoy a piece with tea alone or with friends and family.
Total time: 50 minutes
The name of this cake suggests how it looks at the end. You need to place pineapple slices at the bottom of the baking pan, then flip the sponge when serving the cake. Hence, you have the “upside-down” name.
To ensure the cake comes out of the oven as beautiful and delicious as possible, you should keep a few tips in mind. Tip number 1 is using fresh pineapple. Canned pineapple slices have even more sugar than usual, so stay away.
Tip number 2 is using pineapple flavoring or pineapple extract to add the fruit’s taste to your cake. It ensures zero added sugar for the treat.
You Don’t Always Need Sugar To Make Delish Cakes
A lot of people doubt a sugar-free cake can taste good. I had the same thought before I tried my first recipe. Now, I don’t only make these healthy treats for myself, I also serve my guests and give them to my friends.
I hope you have found many sugar-free cakes on this list that brighten your day and will often opt for them to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Please share this article and encourage your beloved to try them too.
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories170
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
- Cholesterol 11mg 4%
- Sodium 152mg 7%
- Potassium 191mg 6%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
- Sugars 10.1g
- Protein 8.3g 17%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.