Low-Fat Cake Recipes

Looking for low-fat cake recipes? Allrecipes has more than 90 trusted low-fat cake recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Aunt Kaye's Rhubarb Dump Cake

Rating: 4.08 stars
My Aunt Kaye would make this every summer. It smells so good when it is cooking. She also use many different combinations of fresh fruit and flavored gelatin. Be creative and try it out.

Gone with the Wind Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is a lovely sponge cake that is reminiscent of the Deep South. May be cut into layers and filled and iced with lemon filling, or with whipped cream.

Lemon Lu Lu Cake

Rating: 4.42 stars
A wonderfully tangy and moist glazed lemon cake. Quick and easy to prepare!

Lite Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.51 stars
An alternative to the usually high fat carrot cake. Moist and delicious.

Mom's Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is the best chocolate cake I have ever had. It bakes up high and it's fluffy. Everyone loves it when I make this cake. It is the only chocolate cake I will ever make. Enjoy!

Zucchini Spice Cake

Rating: 4.7 stars
I created this recipe to use up a bumper crop of zucchini and to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies without them knowing it. It is a dense cake reminiscent of carrot cake. I frequently add in an extra cup of stir-ins. Raisins, flake coconut, and walnuts or pecans are favorites.

Wonderful Banana Cake

Rating: 4.72 stars
Quick and easy flavorful banana cake. Frost with whipped cream, if desired.

Glorious Sponge Cake

Rating: 4.31 stars
This is an old fashioned sponge cake with a lemon flavor.

Fluffy Two Step Cheesecake II

Rating: 4.65 stars
If you're watching your weight but have a huge sweet tooth, then this is the recipe for you! The only fat in this no-bake recipe is in the crust.

Homemade Angel Food Cake

Rating: 4.62 stars
This angel food cake is just like grandma use to make.

Angel Food Cake I

Rating: 4.52 stars
Homemade angel food cake is worth the work. It is moist, unlike the sweet styrofoam available in the grocery bakery. A tube pan with a removable bottom is highly recommended.

Cherry Angel Food Cake

Rating: 4.38 stars
The traditional angel food cake with a new twist - cherries!

Inspiration and Ideas

Carrot Cake II

Rating: Unrated
This recipe delivers a low-fat version of a perennial favorite through use of applesauce: carrot cake with walnuts, raisins, and pineapple.

Chinese Steamed Cake

Rating: Unrated
Although real Chinese dinners usually end with a piece of fruit, Western influence has caused a few changes. This cake uses Chinese techniques to make a French inspired, and extremely moist, sponge cake.

Irish Barmbrack

Rating: 4.18 stars

Barmbrack is a traditional Irish cake eaten on holidays. After pouring into the prepared pan, it is tradition to add objects to the barmbrack which symbolize certain things for the person who receives each in their slice. Thoroughly clean objects before adding them to the barmbrack. These objects can be pressed into the bottom of the loaf after baking instead: coin-wealth or good fortune; ring-will marry within the year; bean-poverty; pea-will not marry within the year; matchstick-unhappy marriage; thimble-single for life.