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Healthy Homemade Birthday Cake Recipes (Slide 5)

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Here 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.

Recipe: Banana Cream Layer Cake

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Lemon Pavlova

Lemon Pavlova

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Almond Cream

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chocolate Decadence

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Banana Cream Layer Cake

Banana Cream Layer Cake

Here we layer delicate banana-buttermilk cake with a fluffy Bavarian-style cream that's made low-fat…View slide
Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate cake, giving these cupcakes a slight cherry…View slide
Chocolate & Pine Nut Torte

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This chocolate cake is sophisticated, rich, moist and even a bit gooey, with a slightly crusty top. …View slide
Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake

Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake

In this stunning dessert, two layers of coconut-flavored cake are filled with sweet pineapple curd a…View slide
Raspberry-Swirl Cupcakes

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These raspberry-lemon cupcakes are topped with an easy cream cheese frosting tinted pink with a litt…View slide
Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

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Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake moist in these cinnamon-spiked cupcakes. …View slide
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It's lovely for afternoon tea or a spri…View slide
Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Frozen Pineapple Upside-Dow…

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Key Lime Meringue Cake

Key Lime Meringue Cake

A cake with a meringue? Though not unheard of, this one is definitely a flight of fancy, a cakey ver…View slide
Linzer Cake

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Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce

Haroset Cake with Zabaglion…

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect—people think it's health food, but it's usually very…View slide
One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich—and only dirties one bowl! Not quite as easy…View slide
Yellow Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Berries

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This healthy yellow cake recipe is perfect for making a sheet cake for a birthday, holiday or any ce…View slide
Apricot Bavarian Cream Cake

Apricot Bavarian Cream Cake

A silky-smooth Bavarian-style apricot cream envelops the golden sponge cake in this truly spectacula…View slide
Berry Chantilly Cake

Berry Chantilly Cake

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Raspberry-Peach Trifle Cake

Raspberry-Peach Trifle Cake

Lightly poached peaches, fresh raspberries and creamy vanilla custard fill the layers in this trifle…View slide
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