When it comes to spring desserts, light and fruity takes the cake (or makes the best cake!). And the best part of
EatingWell’s recipes is that they’re super-tasty yet healthier versions of the desserts you love and crave. Looking for new
recipes to try? I combed EatingWell’s Pinterest boards
most repinned spring desserts to see which stood out from the pack. Here are some of EatingWell’s
most stunning and delicious spring cakes
Banana Cream Layer Cake (pictured above)
In this cake we layer delicate banana-buttermilk cake with a fluffy Bavarian-style cream that's made low-fat by combining
nonfat milk with a reasonable amount of whipping cream. The rich taste makes it hard to believe that this cake has only 300
calories and 3 grams of saturated fat per slice.
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Key Lime Meringue Cake
A cake with a meringue? Though not unheard of, this one is definitely a flight of fancy, a cake version of Key lime pie. And
pretty to boot!
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A classic spring dessert, carrot cake gets a health-halo effect from the carrots—people think it's health food, but carrot
cake is usually very high in fat and calories. EatingWell’s lighter version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent
less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don't worry, it's still
light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple.
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Cake & More Easy Cake Recipes
Cupcakes are perhaps less intimidating than a cake and the perfect choice for some occasions. These raspberry-lemon cupcakes
are topped with an easy cream cheese frosting tinted pink with a little raspberry puree. To make them healthier we use
whole-wheat flour, although the flavor of the raspberry puree swirled into the lemony cake makes the wheat flavor
Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Swirl Cupcakes & More of Our Top 50 Spring Recipes