If you have a fascination for cakes, but are worried about the calories, then the following are some healthy cake recipes that every diet conscious person can have once in a while.

  1. Almond and cherry cake

This cake contains monounsaturated fat, Vitamin E, fiber, potassium and magnesium. On top of that, you also get heart health benefits from the almonds. One slice of this cake is just less than 200 calories.


  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 ½ tbsp of softened butter (low fat)
  • A pinch of ground cloves
  • 2/3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese (fat free)
  • 1/3 cup of low fat milk
  • 2 tbsp almond paste
  • ¼ teaspoon organic almond extract
  • 1 cup of red cherries in water (pitted and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted almonds (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • Cooking spray



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sieve the flours into a bowl and then add baking powder, salt and ground cloves to it. Mix them well.
  • In another bowl, take 2/3 cup granulated sugar, egg, butter, cream cheese, almond paste and extract in another large bowl. Beat the mixture using a blender until they are fully blended.
  • Add flour mixture and milk little by little into the sugar mixture and mix all of them using cut and fold method.
  • Pour the prepared batter in a 9 inch round baking pan that is sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Spread the almonds, cherries and 2 tbsp granulated sugar on the top of the batter. Bake the cake for about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Cool the cake and then remove from pan. Sift the powdered sugar over the top of this cake and serve.

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  1. Dates and cardamom cake

This is a healthy and crunchy tea time cake that offers a health boost and tastes really good.


  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • 5 tbsp of low fat, softened butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup chopped dates (pitted)
  • 1/3 cup of sliced almonds
  • Cooking spray


  • First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Take a 9 inch round baking pan and grease it with cooking spray. Keep it aside.
  • Sieve 2 cups of flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ground cardamom and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine butter, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and applesauce and blend it on medium speed till it gets neatly blended.
  • Make a well in the center of flour mixture and add the liquid mixture into the dry bowl and stir till the mixture becomes moist.
  • Add dates and transfer the mixture into the baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes on 350 degrees F. remove from pan and allow it to cool.
  • Garnish the cake with sliced almonds and powdered sugar and serve.