Recipes4cakes strives to supply you with the most complete list of healthy homemade cake recipes on the internet today. If you're looking for that perfect recipe for chocolate cake, you've certainly come to the right place, but why not bake something NEW for your family this week! Browse through a few of our healthy homemade cake recipes. With HUNDREDS of delicious tested recipes to choose from, we are sure you'll find one suited to your taste buds.
Nothing says "celebrate" like freshly baked desserts (think cakes), especially when they're heart-healthy. So settle in and treat yourself.
Enjoy a slice of flavorful, Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake made with Granny Smith apples, sunflower seeds, and pure coconut oil. You'll love that it only has 291 calories per serving!
If you stick with healthier recipes—and less-frequent, reasonable portions—you can have your cake and eat it too! Most recipes can be altered to be a much healthier option. Try using whole grain flours, healthier cooking oils and real fruit spreads instead of the highly processed versions we have all become so accustomed to.
Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.
You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.
Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.
The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!