Come on now who here does not love a nice big fat piece of cake? Yeah you know that you do otherwise you would not be reading this. Cake is the weakness of many people when it comes to healthy eating. The problem with cake is that the most delicious cakes that are covered in amazing toppings and filled with whip cream, caramel, chocolate or whatever your poison is, are just bursting with calories. Now these tips are not going to magically make cake a healthy snack, but today we are giving you a few tips on how to make a cake that is tasty and will not completely derail your healthy eating lifestyle.
Make Healthy Cake : There Is No Need For White Flour
Now white flour is probably the four of choice for bakers who are just concentrating on nothing, but the taste. The problem with white flour is the way that it is processed. You see it’s processed in a way that much of the stuff like fiber is taken away. But there is no law (well at least I do not think there is) about using a different kind of flour in your cake. For example whole wheat flour, nut flour or some kind of other healthier flour are all just as good. And I bet that most people cannot even tell the difference anyway!
Make Healthy Cake : You Do Not Need A Million Toppings For A Tasty Cake
When I would make chocolate cake back in the day I would lather the top of that sucker in as much chocolate as I could… And then dump a load of candy sprinkles on top of it. But if you want your cake to contain less calories, than cutting back on the sugar filled toppings is a great way to go about this. Rather than using regular chocolate, use some delicious dark chocolate. This still gives you your chocolate fix, but in a way that is better for your body. Also use some natural toppings such as meringue, low fat cream, fruit and other healthy ideas!
Make Healthy Cake : Applesauce Can Replace Sugar & Oil
Get the heck out of here! I can hear some of you say, but please here me out. Applesauce is amazing when it comes to making a cake as you can cut down on the amount of sugar or fat your cake would have by substituting for it. For example rather than adding however many cups of sugar your cake recipe is asking for, replace it with applesauce. Just make sure that any other liquids you are putting into your cake like water and milk are reduced by a ¼ as to not make your cake to soggy. Also if you need to use oil in your cake then use half of what the recipe recommends and then use half the other amount in applesauce. While this is a great way to reduce the calories in your cake I would not recommend using applesauce to replace both oil and sugar in the same cake.
I am as guilty as anyone for having a huge chunk of cake that hangs over the side of my plate over the year. But these days I make sure to have a sensible sized portion of cake. One way I do this is to either make a smaller cake or make a bunch of cupcakes instead of just one big cake.
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