10 Wholesome Cake Recipes For Pregnant Mothers

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Cravings for sweet treats like cakes can be hard to resist, but when cakes are made with healthier options, they can be eaten more frequently.

When a craving for candy like cake hits a pregnant woman, it can be difficult to resist. And while it’s okay to have cake occasionally when your taste buds call for it, it’s not the healthiest food to eat on a daily basis. However, when the cake is made with healthier options that are full of vitamins, minerals, and protein, it can be eaten more often without guilt, while also curing cravings.

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Here are some healthier cake recipes women can enjoy when pregnant.

10 Apple Cake

Apple pie is a healthy option for women who crave pie during pregnancyvia Instagram / Foolproof Life

What makes this easy-living apple pie healthy is that it is made with very few ingredients. The ingredients used, such as apples, almond flour, eggs, coconut oil and maple syrup, make this cake gluten and dairy free without losing its taste. And because butter, sugar, and white flour are omitted, the cake is a healthier alternative to other apple pie recipes.

Try the recipe here.

9 Chocolate sponge cake

Chocolate sponge cake is a healthier cake option for pregnant womenvia Instagram / delicious_und_gesund_von_maya

This chocolate sponge cake from Delicious & Healthy By Maya is healthier than other cakes as it is not only vegan, but also made with rice flour, coconut oil, flaxseed, a little apple and of course chocolate. It’s gluten and dairy free, but moist and tasty!

Try the recipe here.

8th Vanilla cake

Vanilla cake is a healthy cake option for pregnant womenvia Instagram / bunnys_healthy_kitchen

This vanilla cake from bunnys_healthy_kitchen is a healthy alternative to other vanilla cakes as it uses apple sauce, Greek yogurt, coconut oil, stevia and more to make a delicious, light cake. And with a light cream cheese frosting, this cake doesn’t lack any flavor.

Try the recipe here.

7th Blueberry, Lemon and Date Cake

Blueberry, lemon, and date cake is a healthy cake for pregnant womenvia Instagram / jess_mycleantreats

With ingredients made from whole wheat flour, rice malt syrup, coconut oil, almond milk, blueberries, lemon peel and dates, this delicious cake made from my clean goodies is a healthy cake full of flavor. With no added sugar and the use of cleaner ingredients, fewer unhealthy things are added without losing flavors.

Try the recipe here.

6th strawberrycake

Strawberry cake is a healthy cake for pregnant womenvia Instagram / pakinam_elhadary

This strawberry cake from piknam_elhadary is gluten and dairy free. Only natural sweeteners such as monk fruit, maple syrup or honey are used to give the cake its sweet taste. And with the use of fresh strawberries, this cake is not only healthy, but also delightful when a sugar craving hits a woman who is expecting.

Try the recipe here.

5 carrot cake

Carrot cake can be made healthy when pregnant women have cravingsvia Instagram / secretlyhealthyhome

This carrot cake from Secretly Healthy Home uses ingredients that are a little unexpected but ensure that carrot cake lovers won’t know they are eating something other than traditional carrot cake.

Made with ingredients like sweet potatoes, coconut sugar, coconut oil, plant-based milk, whole wheat flour, and carrots, the cake is filled with ingredients that don’t make your blood sugar rise, but taste as sweet as possible. And for those who need gluten-free options for this cake, it can also be made with gluten-free flour.

Try the recipe here.

4th Banana Coffee Cake

Coffee cake can be made with healthy ingredients for pregnant women with cravingsvia Instagram / stayhealthy_myfriends

This Stay Healthy My Friends coffee cake contains nothing but natural sugar, bananas, coconut oil, almond milk, almond flour and spices to make this coffee cake a go-to place for pregnant women who are craving a piece of coffee cake. As such, it is also gluten and dairy free.

Try the recipe here.

3 Adonis cake

Adonis Cake can be made healthy for pregnant women with a desirevia Instagram / Breezewayfitness

For those who long for German chocolate cake, this cake is just the thing.

The Breezewayfitness Adonis Cake is made from very simple ingredients. The cake is made with maple syrup, unsweetened apple sauce, whole wheat flour, and cocoa powder, while the filling is made with walnuts, coconut, and maple syrup. The most surprising ingredient, however, is the frosting, which, along with the cocoa powder and maple syrup, is silky tofu.

Try the recipe here.

2 Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple upside-down cakes can be made healthy for pregnant women who crave itvia Instagram / yalini_t

In its original form, Pineapple Upside Down Cake is made with lots of butter and sugar. However, there are healthy versions of the cake that can be made to satisfy pregnancy cravings for the cake.

This cake by yalini_t is made from almond flour, raw honey, coconut oil, pineapple and cherries. It’s gluten and dairy-free, and free of the high levels of fat and sugar found in traditional cakes.

Try the recipe here.

1 Hummingbird Cake

A hummingbird cake can be made healthier for pregnant women who have cravingsvia Instagram / joyfulhealthyeats

Hummingbird cake is a very dense, sugary cake made from sugar, fruits, and spices. This one from Joyful Healthy Eats is a lighter version of the traditional.

Instead of using a lot of sugar, this recipe uses banana, pineapple, and some coconut sugar as sweeteners. It also makes the cakes in a smaller size to reduce calories.

For the icing, a light cream cheese is used along with Greek yogurt and maple syrup compared to cream cheese, butter and sugar.

While this may not be the healthiest of all cakes, for those who crave a slice of hummingbird cake, this is just the ticket and healthier than what an original recipe calls for.

Try the recipe here.

Source: Foolproof Living, Delicious and Healthy By Maya, Instagram: bunnys_healthy_kitchen, my clean goodies, Instagram: pikanam_elhadary, Secretly Healthy Home, Stay Healthy My Friends, Instagram: Breezewayfitness, Instagram: valini_t, Joyful Healthy Eats

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