Healthy Strawberry Cake Recipes

Find healthy, delicious strawberry cake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Mini New York Cheesecakes

Rating: 5 stars 2
These mini cheesecakes aren't just adorable--baked in a muffin tin, they're quicker to make than traditional cheesecake and perfectly portioned.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake with Yogurt

We chose the classic combination of strawberries and rhubarb for this easy cake, but you can substitute 3 cups of any ripe fruit you'd like. Yogurt adds a creaminess that pulls the whole cake together.
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
Sweet strawberries are nestled between layers of sponge cake and a cream filling in this easy cake. We add nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt to whipped cream to lighten up the filling and give it a little tang.

Strawberry-Shortcake Cheesecake

This cake pulls two delicious desserts, strawberry shortcake and cheesecake, into one! Shortcake forms the crust that holds a rich and creamy filling piled high with a fresh strawberry topping. This easy cake uses a no-bake filling that sets in the fridge so you can skip the water bath typically used to make cheesecake.
By Paige Grandjean

No-Bake Mason Jar Strawberry Cheesecakes

These no-bake portable cheesecakes are rich and creamy and swirled with fresh strawberries and honey for sweetness--perfect for a picnic or a backyard barbecue! We've used some Greek yogurt to lighten up this healthy dessert.

Banana Split Cake Roll

Enjoy all the wonderful flavors of a banana split with this scrumptious diabetic-friendly cake.

Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes

Rating: 4 stars 1
These adorable strawberry shortcakes are made with mini angel food cakes. These single-serve desserts are perfect for a picnic or party on a warm summer day.

Muffin-Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

Skip rolling and cutting dough and use your muffin tin in this healthy strawberry shortcake recipe. Look for lemon curd in the store near jams and jellies or skip it and combine the berries with 2 tablespoons sugar in Step 4.

Sunshine Cupcakes

These light, low-calorie cupcakes are frosted with lemon-flavored whipped topping.

Yellow Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Berries

This healthy yellow cake recipe is perfect for making a sheet cake for a birthday, holiday or any celebration and the easy cream cheese frosting recipe is ready in just five minutes. Use fresh berries to decorate the cake with flower designs or get creative and make your own pattern. We made this yellow cake healthier by replacing some butter in the cake with oil, using reduced-fat cream cheese and low-fat Greek yogurt for the frosting instead of full-fat cream cheese and butter, and using fruit instead of colored frosting for decoration.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 3.75 stars 5
This strawberry and rhubarb upside-down cake recipe highlights how delicious strawberries and rhubarb taste together. If you can't find rhubarb, substitute an equal amount of any kind of berry or even fresh figs. This upside-down cake still tastes great the next day when the juiciness of the fruit has had time to marry with the moist olive oil cake.

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 3
Strawberries and lemons make for a sweet and citrusy treat in this lightened-up cupcake recipe topped with a cream cheese frosting.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Olive Oil Genoise in Strawberry-Champagne Sauce
This light and heavenly sponge cake is lower in saturated fat because it is made with olive oil instead of butter. Dusted with a light coating of powdered sugar and surrounded by a champagne-laced fruit sauce, it's definitely a dessert worth serving at your next dinner party.
Lemon Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Coconut Cream
Rating: Unrated 1
Be sure that your tube pan is free from any grease or flour--the batter for this homemade angel food cake needs to be able to climb the sides of the pan as it bakes to hold its structure. Read more about Kristen Hartke's love of baking.
Cupcake-Topped Sprinkle Cones

These adorable ice-cream cone cupcakes are perfect for birthday parties and other celebrations.