Hurray! 10 Healthy Birthday Cakes to Celebrate in Style

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 16 May 2016
  • 3 minute read
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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.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Raw Citrus Cake from EarthSprout | The Health Sessions

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.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Rhubarb Upside-Down Yoghurt Cake from Green Kitchen Stories | The Health Sessions

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!

Healthy Birthday Cakes:Chocolate, Coconut and Macadamia Nut Tart from Gourmande in the Kitchen | The Health Sessions

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.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cake | The Health Sessions

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.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Purple Sweet Potato Pie from Earthsprout |The Health Sessions

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!

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Pear Walnut Maple Birthday Cake from Kyra's Kitchen | The Health Sessions

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.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Almond Rosemary Pine Cake from The Unconventional Baker | The Health Sessions

Paleo Carrot Cake from Grok Grub 

This naturally-sweetened, grain-free treat is packed with carrots, fruit, nuts, coconut, and spices.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Paleo carrot Cake from Grok Grub | The Health Sessions

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.

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Midsummer Berry cake from Nourish Atelier | The Health Sessions

Coconut Lemon Cake from Pure Ella

Light and fluffy, with a coconut rich flavour and fresh burst of lemon. What’s not to love?

Healthy Birthday Cakes: Coconut Lemon Cake from Pure Ella | The Health Sessions

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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