Diabetic Cake Recipes

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

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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.64 stars
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This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich--and only dirties one bowl! Not quite as easy as boxed cake mixes, but those often contain trans fats. Our simple “from scratch” recipe gives you a home-baked cake with healthful canola oil and whole-wheat flour.

Hazelnut Coffee Cake

A toasted hazelnut streusel tops this marbled coffeecake. A hint of chocolate adds to the rich flavor.

Pineapple Oatmeal Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 1 stars
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Adding whole-grain oatmeal to this upside-down cake and topping it with fresh pineapple makes this diabetic-friendly dessert right-side-up.

Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake

This Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake is just what you need to zest up your dessert game. This diabetic-friendly cake has poppy seeds to add color and crunch to this light dessert and they also add to the calcium and zinc content of this recipe.

Orange-Cranberry Pudding Cakes

These light and creamy desserts are a welcome departure from traditional cake or pie. Put these easy pudding cakes in the oven to bake just before sitting down for a meal, and you'll get a perfectly timed warm dessert.

Key Lime Mason Jar Cheesecakes

These mini mason jar desserts are not only adorable; they also keep portion sizes in check! These beauties can be prepped in under 20 minutes.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

This Double Chocolate Cupcake recipe is perfect for the ultimate chocolate lover. Topped with Chocolate Frosting, these diabetic-friendly cupcakes are delicious and impossible to resist.

White Cake

Perfect for birthdays, this basic white cake recipe makes two 8- or 9-inch layers. To finish it off, frost with our Chocolate Frosting or Basic White Frosting (see associated recipes.)

Basic Yellow Cake

This is your go-to yellow cake recipe. Top it with your favorite frosting and sprinkles for a birthday cake! To lower the sugar, swap out the sugar for sugar substitute blend.

Pineapple Cake with Macadamia-Apricot Topper

You'll think you're on a tropical vacation after just one taste of this pineapple-flavored cake served with a sweet apricot and macadamia nut topping.

Gingerbread Tea Cake

Rating: 5 stars
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This low-calorie cake gets its festive flavor from molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves. Serve it for dessert at the holidays.

Easy Buttermilk Cupcakes

Light, sweet vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate cream-cheese frosting will be a hit with your family.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Diabetes-Friendly Cupcake Recipes

Looking for a cupcake recipe that's diabetes-friendly? We have sweet, tasty treats the family will love. Choose from easy classics or impress your guests with recipes like Chocolate-Cream Cheese Cupcakes.

Our Best Diabetes-Friendly Birthday Cakes

Make a wish! What better way to celebrate another year than with a delicious birthday cake? Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly diabetic birthday cakes, plus delicious treats that will bring out the kid in you.

Cheesecake Chai-Spiced Banana Bread

Classic banana bread gets a delicious twist with chai spices and a cheesecake layer.