I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every one of these cakes is super healthy, but I will say we went through every recipe individually and depending on your lifestyle, I guarantee there’s something here for you.
Why not make one of these cakes a dessert after having a delicious vegan meal?
Are you ready?
Table of Contents
Captivating Cake Recipes
- Raw Strawberry Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Almost Raw Nutella Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Sandwich Cake
- “Peanut Butter” Quinoa Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Pineapple Upside down Cake
- Lemon Olive Oil Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Crepe Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Gingerbread Cake with Coconut Frosting (Gluten-Free)
- Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Frosting
- Super Fluffy Saffron Cake
- Amish Applesauce Snackin’ Cake
- Rosemary Lemon Pound Cake
- Watermelon Cake
- Buckeye Cake
- Marshmallow Fluff Cake with Chocolate
- Raspberry White Chocolate Cake
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie Cake
- Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
- No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Fridge Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Homemade Cherry Cake
- Galaxy Cake
- Bumbleberry Bun Cake
- Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Chocolate Orange Marble Loaf Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Almond Pear Cake with Vanilla and Cardamom
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake with Molasses Glaze
- Chocolate Amaretto Skillet Cake
- Chocolate Mint Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Ginger Spice Cake with Blood Orange “Buttercream” Frosting
- Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
- Triple Layer Vanilla Velvet Valentine Cake
- Rainbow Striped Cake Recipe
- King Cake
- Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Black Forest Cake
- Indulgent Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream
- Yellow Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake
- Hummingbird Cake with Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Icing (Gluten-Free)
- Mango Cream Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Orange and Rose Polenta Cake
- Blood Orange Poppy Seed Cake
- Pear Ginger Cake with Tahini Drizzle (Gluten-Free)
- Hummingbird Loaf Cake
- Lemon and Thyme Cake
- Raw Carrot Cake with Macadamia Frosting (Gluten-Free)
- 3-Ingredient Icebox Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Berry Upside Down Cake
- Almond Flour Lemon Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Best Vegan Matcha Cake
- Wrapping Up
Captivating Cake Recipes
Raw Strawberry Cake (Gluten-Free)
Let’s start how we intend to go on! If you want protein, we’ve got it.
Whether you’re a raw food veteran or just starting to get into it, this cake is for you. Made with strawberries, pecan and macadamia nuts to name but a few, I would say this is virtually guilt free!
Almost Raw Nutella Cake (Gluten-Free)
From raw to almost raw!
There’s a little baking in this recipe but I still consider it as acceptable if you’re on a health-conscious diet. Roasted hazelnuts, medjool dates and coconut are the stars of the show. Delicious.
Doesn’t this look just gorgeous!
I would keep this recipe for when it’s time to impress someone or surprise the family. This isn’t a sweet cake, definitely savory. Something different and unique and one of the healthiest cakes around.
“Peanut Butter” Quinoa Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
Peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to like?
The quinoa makes this recipe so much lighter than you may anticipate. It’s moist and all about the chocolate but of course, the peanut butter will make sure it’s not forgotten!
Pineapple Upside down Cake
These types of cakes used to be all the rage way back when and I’m glad they’re making a comeback.
If you’re a pineapple fan, then this is tropical heaven. The ingredients are divided into two sections, the pineapple layer and the cake itself.
You’re looking at just 20 minutes prep times and 40 minutes baking. If this reminds you of when you were a kid, make it!
Lemon Olive Oil Cake (Gluten-Free)
When I first showed someone this recipe, they were put off by the, ‘olive oil’. It didn’t put me off! I’m Italian and I probably had olive oil nearly every day growing up.
This cake is incredible. Made with whole grains and nothing but healthy fats. The lemon zest is there in every bite. If you want a change from very rich desserts, this is what you want! Gorgeous.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Crepe Cake (Gluten-Free)
Wow, what to say about this cake?
Layers of crêpe really do guarantee pumpkin spiced latte in every bite. Gluten-free and perfect for the holidays. What are you waiting for?
Gingerbread Cake with Coconut Frosting (Gluten-Free)
I love gingerbread cakes and was especially excited to see this oil-free version.
Maria, the recipe author, also suggests this recipe is great for those new to baking and I would completely agree.
Straightforward ingredients and simple instructions that guarantee you the yummiest cake ever!
Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Frosting
I think the title of this cake has done my job for me, there’s not much else to say.
A great banana cake that honestly doesn’t need any frosting. However, the peanut butter cream is extraordinary and takes this cake to infinity, and yes, beyond!
Super Fluffy Saffron Cake
A super recipe with literally a handful of ingredients. It’s so delicious!
If you bake occasionally, I imagine you have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already.
The instructions couldn’t be easier, in fact, I thought something was missing because they were so short. That’s a compliment. A fantastic recipe for so many reasons!
Amish Applesauce Snackin’ Cake
What a wonderful recipe. Traditional, easy and delicious!
This cake is moist and has a hint of cinnamon and ginger in every bite. The cinnamon sugar topping is a beautiful touch.
Including prep and baking, this will be out of the oven within 30 minutes! There’s no excuse not to make this!
Rosemary Lemon Pound Cake
A beautiful pound cake with surprisingly few ingredients, fantastic!
There is no butter of any sort in this recipe, instead the author has gone for a secret ingredient which does the job beautifully. The amounts listed make eight servings so adjust as necessary.
If you’re on a serious health kick and want to avoid anything that resembles a cake, this is the recipe you need.
It may look like a cake, but you’re looking at no baking whatsoever. Fresh fruit and coconut cream (or coconut, if you prefer). Light, refreshing and undoubtedly good for you?
The cake is amazing, but I want to make a special note of the recipe page; it’s so well laid out and takes you through everything step-by-step.
The flour used is a particular brand name although if you are unable to source this, your regular flour will do just fine.
Straightforward ingredients and one of the best frosting you’ve ever had. Don’t forget toppings!
Marshmallow Fluff Cake with Chocolate
I love the title of this recipe!
If you’ve never had anything like this before, time to make it. It’s one of those recipes that everyone will love. Light, fluffy and the topping blends all the ingredients together. It just melts in the mouth.
Raspberry White Chocolate Cake
Normally when somebody says chocolate cake they forget about white chocolate.
It looks like raspberry cake and it does, but the surprise is when you take your first bite. The chocolate sends your taste-buds a big wave saying, ‘hey remember me?’. Looks wonderful, tastes even better!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Cake
This cake has so many delicious variations in every bite!
It certainly tastes like a smoothie, no doubt about it. The crust is made with graham crackers and peanut butter while the main part of the cake has just three ingredients.
Don’t forget the chocolate chips, or will you have coconut whipped cream? Have both!
Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
A traditional looking cake made without flour? You bet!
This is rich, decadent and ridiculously delicious. The instructions are just four lines, what more could you wish for? The amounts listed in the ingredients make for an 8 inch cake so adjust as necessary.
There are optional instant coffee granules or mini chocolate chips, which will you choose?
No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Fridge Cake (Gluten-Free)
This cake is completely raw and paleo friendly!
If you like fudge you’re in for a treat! This just sets in the fridge and takes just a few minutes to make. Healthy, full of flavor and easy to make. Pass another slice!
Homemade Cherry Cake
I love this recipe so much because it reminds me of the classic recipe and yet is even better!
The cake is moist and has cherries dotted around inside the sponge. Then comes the mother of all toppings, with coconut cream with a cherry drizzle. Absolute heaven!
If you want something more than your everyday cake, something special for a celebration, this is absolutely your recipe.
There are nine ingredients which is almost unbelievable when you look at the picture of the finished product.
The instructions are well laid out and super easy. Go ahead, make someone’s day!
Bumbleberry Bun Cake
I love this recipe, it’s fun, tasty and great for a quick treat.
Sweet rolls layered with fruit and icing. I love its versatility, use your favorite fruit or whatever is in season and you can use your favorite frosting as well. How will you make yours?
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Are you a chocolate mousse fan?
This is classy and a very fancy looking dessert indeed. There are three layers of creamy chocolate and that’s what this is all about. Best of all? No baking!
Chocolate Orange Marble Loaf Cake (Gluten-Free)
Marble cakes remind me of when I was a kid. I always thought they were so difficult to make; this recipe shows how easy it can be!
The recipe is divided into three sections and I’m sure you’ll have nearly all of the ingredients already. They say we eat with our eyes first; this cake satisfies the eyes and the tummy!
Almond Pear Cake with Vanilla and Cardamom
Doesn’t this cake look just wonderful?
Look, this is one of those recipes where the title tells you everything. To me, an almond pear cake with vanilla is all I needed to read. Everything else is a bonus. Easy to make, even easier to eat!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake with Molasses Glaze
An incredible recipe perfect for the holidays!
If you’re looking for a cake that is familiar and yet somehow unique, this is what you need.
It’s easy to make and to say every mouthful is bursting with flavor is an understatement. Why isn’t this a classic? It should be!
Chocolate Amaretto Skillet Cake
If you’ve never had amaretto’s before, well, where have you been? No matter, you can make up for it right here!
You make this on a cast-iron skillet would you believe? How fantastic is that? It still goes in the oven, but the skillet gives the cake a fantastic body and texture. It really is the secret to its success.
Chocolate Mint Cake (Gluten-Free)
If there are two things that go together in this universe, it’s chocolate and mint.
Perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day or just when you want to treat yourself or someone else.
The recipe is divided into three sections, the cake, the frosting and a couple of things for decoration. Wonderfully written instructions and the ultimate cake. Patrick would be proud!
Ginger Spice Cake with Blood Orange “Buttercream” Frosting
One for the holidays? Most definitely but it’s too good just relegated to that time of year.
You don’t have to make the buttercream with blood oranges, obviously regular oranges will do but if you can get the red variety if they are in season, go for it because the presentation will be amazing! Ginger and zesty!
Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
I love how the recipe page tells you why you should poke holes in your cakes!
The caramel sauce and pecans add a creamy and crispy texture. Couple that with the delicious chocolate cake and you’re good to go. Go!
Triple Layer Vanilla Velvet Valentine Cake
A high-quality cake suitable for any celebration. This is an absolute classic and one that should be on your favorites list.
I love how the recipe page gives you tips that’ll help you yield the best cake possible. They are well fought out and obviously come from experience. You can’t pass this up!
Rainbow Striped Cake Recipe
Don’t you just love the way this cake looks?
The first thing I thought of when I saw this was it would be every child’s dream! All those colors, plant-based and just eight ingredients for the entire cake, unbelievable!
It’s so easy to make which is perfect because you’ll be busy enough when the birthday comes around. Perfect, in every way!
We’ve been wanting to do a cake roundup for some time (we have a list!)
Since putting this cake on our to-do list and now to actually reviewing the recipe, Brita, the recipe author has updated the recipe to make it even better. Doesn’t it look wonderful? It’s a definite must, don’t hesitate!
Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cake (Gluten-Free)
Would you believe this cake is incredibly easy to make?
Five layers of delicious and vibrant looking cake. If you’re nervous about making it, the author has provided a video that takes you through each step.
We don’t often see videos, so this is a superb addition to the recipe page. Wonderful!
Black Forest Cake
Have you ever heard of Black Forest Gateau? It was a classic in the 1970s and extremely delicious!
Kate has made a vegan version I can attest to being even better. First of all this is dairy-free which the original wasn’t.
Secondly, I think this looks 10 times better than the original ever did. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the taste knocks it out of the park. What are you waiting for?
Indulgent Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream
Is this cake indulgent? You bet it is!
One for all chocolate lovers out there. It’s so good it will be perfect for any celebration and yet it’s too good just to leave for those occasions.
Perhaps you should make it this weekend? You know, for quality control purposes. Wink!
Yellow Cake (Gluten-Free)
A great recipe for a classic yellow cake, yet there’s nothing normal about this!
Chocolate and vanilla in every bite due to the frosting on the cake (in that order). Simple instructions, everyday cake ingredients, it’s perfect!
Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake
Zucchini in a cake? Stay with me.
If you’ve never heard of this concept of putting zucchini in a dessert you need to give it a try.
Remember, this vegetable has a neutral taste so lends itself perfectly to so many dishes. The reality being, the zucchini is a great filler and so you need less flour. A winner in every sense!
Hummingbird Cake with Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Icing (Gluten-Free)
Want to surprise someone with a cake they never had before? This is it!
Kellie, the recipe author says this cake has more fruit than flour and she’s absolutely correct.
This is sticky, fruity and has gorgeous warm spices. The plant-based cream cheese icing is all about the passionfruit. Looks as though you bought it from a fancy store and tastes like it too!
Mango Cream Cake (Gluten-Free)
One for all the Mango lovers out there!
I thought this cake would be complicated to make with like 500 ingredients but it’s ridiculously simple.
The instructions had just five steps and ingredients are separated into three sections.
The crust is made from raw almonds, dried mango and just a couple of other ingredients. Load the cake on top and OMG!
Orange and Rose Polenta Cake
If you’ve never had polenta before, it’s simply ground corn meal. It has a very benign taste and so perfect for a cake!
You’re looking at just 15 minutes prep time and 25 minutes for baking. The end result is a flavor that tastes like a classic. One day it will be!
Blood Orange Poppy Seed Cake
When blood oranges are in season this cake has to be on your to-do list!
Obviously, you can do this with regular oranges as well although the effect won’t be quite the same.
Either way, it’s an impressive looking dessert and one that will wow your guests. The second-best part after the taste is that it’s so easy to make!
Pear Ginger Cake with Tahini Drizzle (Gluten-Free)
I must admit I was a bit dubious about the tahini drizzle, then I tried it and was sold!
I love how this cake has chunks of pears, nothing mushed up and invisible in this recipe.
Sitting alongside the pears in every bite is a hint of ginger which complements the fruit beautifully. The tahini drizzle is literally the icing on the cake!
Hummingbird Loaf Cake
A wonderful gluten-free recipe!
Whether you have this for dessert or breakfast, it’s a guaranteed winner. Every mouthful gives you banana, pineapple and crushed pecans and along with the topping, you get a delicious texture. Love it!
Lemon and Thyme Cake
I never thought about thyme being in a cake, but it works wonderfully!
The zest of the lemon and the thyme work so well together. This easy to make cake looks extremely appetizing when presented and tastes better than you expect. I think it’s thyme to make it, see what I did there!
Raw Carrot Cake with Macadamia Frosting (Gluten-Free)
Carrot cake is well-known for being healthy (if you get the right recipe!) This is the right recipe and it’s even raw!
I love recipes like this, no baking means you don’t heat up your kitchen and that’s perfect during the hot summer. If you’re getting into raw or even if you’re not, this cake is deliciously healthy!
3-Ingredient Icebox Cake (Gluten-Free)
As soon as I saw the title of this recipe, I knew we had to include it. We’re all about saving time and money so seeing a recipe with just three ingredients was a must!
Perfect for summer cookouts, any celebration or just for the family, this delicious cake is made with coconut whipped cream and yes, just two other ingredients. What are you waiting for?
Berry Upside Down Cake
Upside down cakes are fun to make because they are easy and delicious. This is no exception!
A spongy cake where so many different flavours combine, to give you a beautiful smooth and sophisticated experience. If there was ever a cake competition, you would win with this!
Almond Flour Lemon Cake (Gluten-Free)
I just love almonds in any way, shape, or form.
If you’ve never made anything with almond flour before, don’t think it’s just any old tasteless flour.
Free from refined sugars and oil this delicious cake is zesty, light and fluffy and best of all it has a tiny amount of ingredients making it so easy to make! Lemon cake at its best!
Best Vegan Matcha Cake
If you’re a matcha tea fan, this cake was made for you!
The crust is made primarily of dates and cashews with just a couple of other ingredients.
The filling contains coconut cream, matcha powder, vanilla and more. Lastly, the topping is all about the fruit although, of course, you can change this up. Delicious!
If you’re a cake fanatic, I recommend you go through each recipe and try all of them one by one. Only to see which you prefer, obviously!
We have everything here, even if you’re abstaining from anything remotely dessert-like!
Everything from a cake made from fruit, to a dessert containing just three ingredients.
Ready, steady, bake!