Low Fat Desserts & Cake Recipes

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A good number of North Americans have been on a diet at some point or another, and of course it is an enormous disappointment when the diet fails. A common mistake that many of us tend to make is that we try to deprive ourselves entirely of foods that we enjoy or are used to eating. This often causes us to experience cravings, which can lead to binging. Instead of this type of deprivation, it is much better to eat moderately and cook healthier versions. People with a sweet tooth need not be dismayed simply because they are dieting. There are plenty of ways to substitute ingredients to create low-fat or fat-free versions of our favorite desserts. The important thing is to remember that even though these desserts are much lighter, they should still be consumed sensibly, in moderate quantities, as with all other foods.

Apple Coffee Cake

A good helping of fruits helps to make this cake moist without having to use large amounts of oil.

Low Fat Honey Cake

Honey, brandy, apples, and warm spices combine to make a low-fat cake that only tastes sinful!

Blueberry Coffee Cake (PDF)

Yoghurt and blueberries are used to make a low fat cake that is also high in antioxidants.

Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake

Only a small amount of oil goes into this guiltless chocolate cake.

Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting

This low-fat frosting recipe will have carrot cake lovers rejoicing everywhere!

Cheese Cake (PDF)

There’s nothing quite like a classic cheese cake, especially when it comes in a low-fat version.

Hazelnut Risotto Rice Pudding

Put a twist on the traditional rice pudding with this adult version featuring non-fat milk, Arborio rice, liquer, and hazelnuts.

Pumpkin Pudding

Enjoy the warm flavors of fall with this low-fat recipe. It’s so easy that even kids can try it.

Light Desserts (PDF)

Download a recipe book of low fat or fat-free versions of traditional desserts.

Grasshopper Pie

The traditional minty grasshopper pie goes low-fat with a jelly-inspired filling.

Pumpkin Pie (PDF)

This pumpkin pie is so health-friendly that health-conscious visitors won’t have to skip dessert this Thanksgiving.

Pie Crust

Every baker needs a good pie crust recipe in their arsenal, and this one is low-fat!

Pumpkin Parfait (PDF)

Savor that distinctive pumpkin pie flavor in a low-fat parfait.

Mango Sauce

Drizzle an all-natural fat-free mango sauce to perk up a dessert.

No-Crust Strawberry Pie

Skip the heavy butter, oil, and dairy with this cool, fresh strawberry pie.

Banana Pineapple Delight (PDF)

Make a quick and easy dessert with exotic, tropical flavors.

Healthy Holiday Cranberry Tart (PDF)

This festive fruit tart heralds the holiday season without the extra pounds!

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (PDF)

Grab a healthy muffin for a snack packed with fruit and fiber.

Banana Nut Bread

Lemon peel and chopped walnuts jazz up a guiltless banana bread recipe.

Low-Fat Brownies (PDF)

Don’t feel bad when you give in to these delicious fat-free brownies!

Low Fat Brownie Cake (PDF)

This recipe is a near-miraculous low-fat combination of brownies and cake, all in one!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake (PDF)

A baker can never go wrong with chocolate and cherries!

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

This quick recipe makes a delicate light, fluffy cake bursting with juicy pineapple bits.

Low Fat Blueberry Lemon Tea Cake (PDF)

The fresh tang of lemon perfectly sets off the sweet blueberries, plums, and toasty walnuts.

Apple Bundt Cake

With all the right substitutions, this recipe creates the perfect spiced apple bundt for accompanying a steaming cup of coffee.

Strawberry Yoghurt Cake

The secret in this healthy recipe is that low-fat yoghurt is used in place of oil or butter.

Applesauce Oatmeal Coffee Cake

Using applesauce in baking recipes is a healthy way to add moisture without relying on butter.

Sweetheart’s Dessert

Whip up this charming heart-shaped meringue filled with boozy chocolate-drizzled berries for a special romantic evening - low-fat, of course! Make it healthier by using dark chocolate instead of white.

Lemon Sorbet with Strawberries

Sugared strawberries pair perfectly with an ultra-light iced lemon treat in the summer.

Low Fat Italian Dessert

Italian desserts are typically notorious for their fat content. Instead, try this healthier alternative with low fat ricotta for tons of flavor and texture.

Scandinavian Blueberry Soup

While eating soup for dessert might sound a little odd, you’ll have no regrets after trying this delicious chilled confection. Even better, all those blueberries are great for your heath!

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

Round off a Thanksgiving dinner with berry applesauce, apple cranberry crisp, and a pumpkin custard pie! With such low-fat options, your guests can afford to indulge a little.

Strawberry Crepes

Imagine a plate of warm, fresh crepes stuffed with strawberries and cream cheese, with a whopping 0.5 grams of fat in a serving of two crepes!

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