Fitness Cake Recipes: 8 Mouthwatering Suggestions – Who said healthy eating doesn’t include goodies? Whether at birthday parties or even at afternoon coffee, the truth is that the cake is an excellent character on the Brazilian table and, yes, it may also be a healthy option and rich in nutrients. 

This post shows eight fitness cake recipes with different proposals (some more nutritious, others less caloric) to try at home. Keep on reading!

1. Wholemeal Carrot Cake with Oatmeal – Fitness Cake Recipes

Replacing white flour is one of the critical points of healthy cake recipes. That’s because it is possible to exchange it for more nutritious and less harmful ingredients, such as oatmeal, and, in this way, create delicious gluten-free cakes.

Ingredients

  • One medium fresh carrot (about 80 g)
  • ½ cup oat flakes
  • One egg
  • Three tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ½ cup demerara or brown sugar
  • Two tablespoons of baking powder

* There is some oat bran that may contain traces of gluten. Therefore, it is interesting to make sure by reading the packaging that the cake is for someone who has an intolerance. 

Syrup (Optional)

  • Four tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup skim milk (or your preferred plant-based milk)
  • ½ cup demerara or brown sugar

How to Make

This recipe is super simple to make. Just cut the carrot into small pieces, put it in the blender along with the egg, sugar, and coconut oil, and beat until the mixture is homogeneous.

The oat flakes should insert into the mixture according to your taste: beat them in the blender if you prefer to be thinner. Add them later and mix gently into the dough if you like visible bits.

With the dough out of the blender, it’s time to add the baking powder and mix slowly with the help of a spoon. 

Arrange the dough in a greased shape of your preference and place it in the oven (previously heated for 5 minutes) at 180 degrees for between 30 and 40 minutes until golden.

And as we know, in the popular imagination, carrot cake “does not exist” without a warm chocolate syrup on top; there is also a healthier option for the topping. 

In a pan, mix the cocoa powder with the sugar, add the milk of your choice and take it to medium heat, mixing until the dry ingredients completely dissolved and the syrup reaches the desired point (some prefer thinner, some prefer thicker).

2. Fit Chocolate Cake – Fitness Cake Recipes

Fitness recipes don’t just consider caloric reduction but also the nutritional potential. Check out! This chocolate cake has very beneficial grains for health, such as oatmeal and flaxseed.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • Four eggs
  • 1 cup demerara or brown sugar
  • One cup of almond flour 
  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • Two tablespoons of flaxseed
  • One teaspoon of baking soup

Syrup (Optional)

  • Four tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup skim milk (or your preferred plant-based milk)
  • ½ cup demerara or brown sugar

How to Make

So, beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl, and add the coconut oil, cocoa powder, and almond flour. After mixing, gradually add the oats and a cup of hot water, alternating the ingredients while mixing the dough. Finally, add the flaxseed and yeast. Mixture lightly with the help of a spoon.

Then, pour the mixture into the greased shape with the shape of your preference and take it to the oven, heated to 180 degrees, for about 35 minutes.

If you want syrup as a topping, in a pan, mix the cocoa powder with the sugar, add the milk of your choice and take it to medium heat, stirring until the dry ingredients completely dissolved and the syrup reaches the desired point.

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3. Banana and Apple Cake with Oatmeal -Fitness Cake Recipes

Banana and apple are two fruits that, in addition to being sweet and delicious, are nutritious and bring many health benefits — which is why this cake is a must!

Ingredients

  • One and ½ cups of oat flour
  • ¾ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • One tablespoon of baking powder
  • Three eggs
  • 1 cup chopped ripe banana
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • ½ cup of oil
  • ½ cup demerara or brown sugar
  • One pinch of salt
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)

How to Make

Start by mixing all the flours in a container and set it aside. Beat the eggs, banana, apple, oil, sugar, and cinnamon in the blender until obtaining a homogeneous mixture.

Then add this mixture to the flour mix and stir with a spoon until the dough becomes homogeneous again. 

So, finish with the yeast, mix gently, place the dough in a greased shape, and take it to the oven (preheated for 5 minutes) at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes.

4. Wholemeal Yogurt Cake – Fitness Cake Recipes

As long as it is natural, yoghurt is a healthy food as it is a source of calcium and proteins, nutrients that are very important for the proper functioning of the body. With this ingredient, yoghurt cake becomes a delicious option!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain yoghurt (200 ml)
  • ½ cup of oil 
  • Three eggs
  • 2 cups* whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups* brown sugar
  • One tablespoon of baking powder

*Use the same cup of yoghurt as the measure

How to make

Beat the yoghurt, oil and eggs in a blender until a homogeneous mass forms. Then, in another container, mix them with flour and sugar with the help of a spoon until the dough becomes homogeneous again.

Put the dough in a greased shape and take it to the oven (previously heated) at 180 degrees until golden.

5. Low Carb Lemon Cake – Fitness Cake Recipes

That is to say, a low carb cake is excellent for people who want to reduce their daily carb consumption, and lemon is a perfect ingredient for this recipe, as it is a fruit with practically zero sugar content.

Ingredients

  • One large lemon
  • Three eggs
  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • Three tablespoons of coconut flour
  • One tablespoon of butter
  • ½ tablespoon of xylitol
  • One tablespoon of baking powder

How to Make

Firstly, place the eggs, butter, xylitol, and lemon juice in a blender. Beat until smooth. In another container, add the almond flour and add, little by little and gently stirring, the mixture from the blender.

Then, add the coconut flour and, finally, the baking powder, mixing gently with the help of a spoon. However, pour the dough into a greased shape and take it to the oven (preheated for 5 minutes) at 180 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Then, if you want, cover the cake with a syrup of skimmed milk cream and sprinkle lemon zest on top!

6. Fitness Corn Cake – Fitness Cake Recipes

Corn cake is another recipe that is the face of Brazilian cuisine. So, check out this fitness version and enjoy.  Plus, it’s a lactose-free cake.

Ingredients

  • Two cans of corn
  • Two eggs
  • Four tablespoons of oat bran*
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • Four tablespoons of xylitol
  • One teaspoon of baking powder

There is some oat bran that may contain traces of gluten. Therefore, it is interesting to make sure by reading the packaging that the cake is for someone who has an intolerance. 

How to Make

In a blender, beat the coconut milk, corn and eggs for a few minutes until a homogeneous mixture forms. Secondly, add xylitol and oat bran. In addition, continue beating for a few more minutes. 

Finally, add the yeast to the mixture. Furthermore, do this with the blender off, and use the pulse function to mix a little without beating.

Then, put the dough in shape (greased with coconut oil and oatmeal) and take it to the oven (preheated) at 200 degrees for about an hour.

7. Low Carb Coconut Cake – Fitness Cake Recipes

How about a fitness coconut cake that works for both special occasions and that afternoon snack?

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Ingredients

  • Three tablespoons of grated coconut
  • Three tablespoons of coconut flour
  • Three eggs
  • Two teaspoons of melted butter
  • Three teaspoons of xylitol
  • 100 ml of coconut milk
  • One tablespoon of baking powder

How to Make

In a blender, beat all the elements (except the yeast) until the mixture is homogeneous. However, after adding the yeast, pulse without hitting to mix gently. 

Put the dough in a greased shape and take it to the oven (preheated for 5 minutes) at 200 degrees until golden.

8. Whole Grape Cuca – Fitness Cake Recipes

That is to say, cuca is a German-origin cake whose dough cover with crunchy farofa — and even better if it is whole, nutritious and delicious.

Ingredients

  • Three eggs
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup of oat bran
  • ⅓ of the teacup of oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
  • Two tablespoons of chia
  • 3 cups of grape
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or culinary sweetener)
  • 1 cup unsweetened granola
  • One tablespoon of baking powder

How to Make

Firstly, beat the eggs, oil, and natural yoghurt in a mixer or mixer. Add the oat bran, whole wheat flour, chia, and sweetener when the mixture is homogeneous. Knock again. 

 But, arrange the dough in a greased shape and, on top of it, place the grapes. Then add the baking powder and mix gently. Reserve.

In the blender, beat the granola until it turns into crumbs and uses it to cover the grapes and the dough. Bake at 180 degrees for between 30 and 40 minutes, until golden. Then serve!

So, after this post full of delights, we are sure that you already have your next fitness cake in mind!

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