Julia Childs was right: A party without cake is just a meeting.
I’m all for birthday indulgences, but sometimes you just want your treat with a little less refined sugars, butter and accessory bloating. The good thing is: you can have your cake and eat it too!
These 10 celebratory sweets prove that you can bake the most tempting treats from wholesome ingredients like spelt flour, coconut yoghurt, almonds, spices and fresh fruit, without compromising on taste.
No matter if your food style is vegan, gluten-free, raw or Paleo, this sweet selection of birthday cakes has got you covered. Time to celebrate!
Epic Raw Citrus Cake from EarthSprout
So stunning. This blood orange cake with fig base, vanilla frosting and pink pepper corns is a true flavour explosion.
Rhubarb Upside – Down Yoghurt Cake from Green Kitchen Stories
Every dish that the Green Kitchen Stories couple creates is gorgeous and delicious – and this fresh, spring-y, almost cheesecake-like treat is no different.
Chocolate, Coconut and Macadamia Nut Tart from Gourmande in the Kitchen
This tart ticks all the boxes: gluten-free, Paleo, vegan and the most important thing: it’s got chocolate!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cake from Naturally Ella
Pumpkin, crushed pecans and warming spices may not be traditional ingredients for a birthday cake, but the cute banner – and the yummy taste of course! – definitely make up for that.
Purple Sweet Potato Pie from The Endless Meal
That colour! The extra sweet, purple yams sit on top of a crust made with nothing but healthy, good for you ingredients.
Pear Walnut Maple Birthday Cake from Kyra’s Kitchen
Every kid and adult will love this piece of sweetness. And it’s vegan and refined sugar-free, hurray!
Almond, Rosemary and Pine Cake from The Unconventional Baker
Never used rosemary in sweets before? This warm, nutty, fragrant cake will change your mind. Perfect for winter celebrations.
Paleo Carrot Cake from Grok Grub
This naturally-sweetened, grain-free treat is packed with carrots, fruit, nuts, coconut, and spices.
Midsummer Berry Cake from Nourish Atelier
What a beauty: A strawberry cake from wholegrain spelt flour, filled with raspberry, lightly salted with citrus hints and topped with mascarpone.
Coconut Lemon Cake from Pure Ella
Light and fluffy, with a coconut rich flavour and fresh burst of lemon. What’s not to love?
For more ideas on indulging your sweet cravings in a healthier way, check out Pure Ella’s cookbook: Cut The Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough.
Which healthier take on cake is on your birthday wish list?
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