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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Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cakes

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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.

Healthiest: Angel Food Cake

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Angel Food Cake is made with egg whites and no butter, which gives it a fluffy, sponge-like consistency. One slice of this cake is only about 70 calories. Top with fresh strawberries and you are golden!

Healthiest: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Healthiest: Flourless Chocolate Cake

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You may be thinking that a cake wouldn’t taste like a real cake without flour but this cake is so decadent, you won’t even realize it’s both paleo and gluten-free. One slice is about 150 calories.

Healthiest: Protein Mug Cake

Healthiest: Protein Mug Cake

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Mug cakes are a great way to create a single serving to satisfy your cravings. Not to mention, you can even have it for breakfast! Using clean ingredients such as protein powder, banana, egg white, and cinnamon, you will not miss out on incredible flavor for just 250 calories. 

Healthiest: Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Cream

Healthiest: Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Cream

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Using less sugar and egg whites, a slice of strawberry shortcake can be a healthy alternative. Making your own fresh cream is an added bonus. A slice of this cake is about 250 calories.

Unhealthiest: Carrot Cake

Unhealthiest: Carrot Cake

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Cake with vegetables — it must be healthy, right? Not so much. Carrot cake does contain healthy ingredients, such as carrots and nuts, but it is also loaded with fat and sugar. Depending on the size of the cake, your piece could be anywhere between 300-600 calories.

Unhealthiest: Cheesecake

Unhealthiest: Cheesecake

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Depending on where you order or buy your cheesecake, one slice can have anywhere between 300 and 1,000 calories! Whether you want to believe it or not, this type of cheese should be a once in a while treat.

Unhealthiest: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Unhealthiest: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Just because pineapple is one of the main ingredients doesn’t mean that it is healthy. One small slice of pineapple upside-down cake can have over 350 calories.

Unhealthiest: Red Velvet Cake

Unhealthiest: Red Velvet Cake

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Red velvet cake comes in many different variations, but most of the time, artificial food coloring is used and the icing loads on the fat and sugar. It can have anywhere from 250 to 500 calories, so choose wisely.