Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cakes

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You may be surprised about what cakes are on the unhealthy list
red velvet cake

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The calories add up in red velvet cake.

Cake always seems to appear in times of celebrating, gathering, or indulging. However, some cakes are healthier than others and choosing certain recipes can save you from the bloat, shame, and guilt after having a second slice.

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Luckily, a lot of your favorite cakes can be made healthy by swapping ingredients. For example, you can use applesauce to substitute sugar or fat or wheat flour or nut flour for white flour. Once you have the base of the cake underway, start slimming down the toppings. There is no use in throwing pounds of sugar frosting on top, even if it sounds like a good idea. Instead, top your cake with fresh whipped cream or dairy-free coconut whipped cream.

Always keep in mind that there is a healthier version for everything. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner can always use an upgrade. If some of your favorite cakes are on the unhealthy list, try using healthy modifications to make it better for you!