Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

Our favorite diabetic cake recipes will please your sweet tooth and your blood glucose. From rich chocolate cake to moist coffee cake, you can have your cake and eat it too!

Chocolate-Almond Torte

Looking for a low-calorie dessert to satisfy your chocolate craving? Weighing in at only 144 calories and 25 carb grams per serving, this rich chocolate cake recipe sports a charming powdered sugar and almond topper. 

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Cinnamon-Spiced Cake

A pecan crown gives this sweet diabetic cake its subtle crunch. To reduce fat while adding moisture, we used cantaloupe. Cut calories and carbs when you make the Bundt cake with a sugar substitute.

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Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Featuring a toasted-hazelnut topping and a sweet chocolate swirl, this warm homemade coffee cake is delicious for dessert or breakfast. Plus, the diabetes-friendly cake contains only 23 carb grams per serving.

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Apricot-Ginger-Glazed Pumpkin Snack Cake

For a super-simple diabetic dessert, make this moist pumpkin cake. We modified a sugar-free cake mix recipe and created a tasty treat that won’t derail your meal plan.

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Nutty Carrot Cake Bars

Fluffy cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch for our healthy carrot cake. To add texture, this low-calorie, low-carb dessert is studded with nuts.

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Ginger-Spiced Chocolate Cake

Ginger and chocolate team up to create this irresistible diabetes-friendly cake. Garnish with raspberries and mint leaves for a refreshing contrast to the warm flavors.

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Peach-Cranberry Coffee Cake

The addition of fresh peaches and dried cranberries ups the health value of a typical sugar-free cake mix, while a crunchy cinnamon-and-walnut streusel topping makes this fruity coffee cake even more mouthwatering.

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Apple-Spice Cake

Cinnamon, ginger, and cloves warm up this easy apple cake recipe while keeping it at 29 carb grams per serving. Serve with a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

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Mocha Cake with Berries

Instant-coffee powder is the secret ingredient that enhances the chocolate flavor of this low-calorie cake. Top the incredibly moist slices with mixed berries and whipped topping.

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Melon Chiffon Cake with Sparkling Fruit

The next time you're hosting a warm-weather gathering, wind up the festivities with this refreshing, irresistible cake and melon combination.

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Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes

Your favorite peanut butter cookies have been transformed into low-carb cupcakes. Each mini cupcake boasts 9 grams of carb.

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Coconut Cake Balls

These tasty morsels give any store-bought coconut candy a run for its money. Coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut milk make these yellow cake bites burst with the creamy, nutty flavor.

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Cranberry-Smothered White Chocolate Pound Cake

The sweet, tarty fruit flavors of cranberry, orange, and kiwi pop with every bite of this dense white chocolate cake. Drizzle a bit of melted white chocolate over the top to create a pretty presentation.

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Black Forest Cake Roll

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, loosen the edges of the cake from the pan with a flat knife and turn it onto a cocoa-coated towel. Rolling the cake in a towel prevents the cake from sticking to itself when rolled, while the cocoa powder prevents the cake from sticking to the towel. The cake roll's luscious filling is made with light cream cheese, light whipped topping, and maraschino cherries.

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Orange-Spiced Mini Brownie-Cakes

The citrus in this perfect combination of cake, brownies, and sweet cream sandwiches gives this chocolaty dessert a refreshing twist.

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Lemon-Mango Pudding Cake

If you're looking for a dessert that not only tastes amazing but works a little harder for the extra calories, look no further. This citrus-mango cake is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber.

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Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

This breakfast cake is so moist and tender, your brunch guests will never guess it was made without butter. Garnish with a dollop of light whipped dessert topping and a sprinkle of ground ginger.

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Using whole wheat flour, reduced sugar, and low-fat ingredients gives you the velvety cake balls you crave with a carb count that fits your meal plan.

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Apple Cake with Hot Coconut Brown Sugar Topping

Make the prep for this warm apple cake even easier by lining the baking pans with foil before baking. The cake will come crumb-free from the pan after broiling the coconut topper.

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Orange-Cranberry Cake

Two nutrient-rich fruits come together in this simple cake recipe. Baked in a fluted tube pan, the cake gets a touch of sweet elegance from a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

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Raspberry Cake

Instead of using carb- and sugar-laden raspberry preserves, this dessert recipe calls for fresh or frozen whole berries to get its refreshing flavor.

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Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake

Replacing a frosting with Coffee Drizzle adds flavor and moistness to this carb-trimmed cake yet keeps the fat and calories in check. Changing to cake flour helps make the cake more tender.

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Black Tie Cake

Treat yourself to something decadently delicious -- you can dress up any weeknight meal by serving this chocolate cake topped with chocolate-covered strawberries.

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Tiramisu

This classic Italian coffee-flavor dessert (pronounced tih-rah-mee-SOO) gets a fabulous new health-conscious lease on life when some of the traditional high-fat ingredients are replaced with fat-free or reduced-fat stand-ins.

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Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

Chocolate curls add an extra hint of richness to this elegant dessert. To make the curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the smooth side of a milk chocolate candy bar. Heading to a party? This pretty confection serves 16.

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Berry Pudding Cake

The "cake" top bakes while the berries bubble in their own juicy sweetness underneath.

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Pineapple Cake with Macadamia-Apricot Topper

When you're in a rush, spoon this tempting nut-and-apricot topper over purchased angel food cake instead of the pineapple cake.

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Cherry-Ginger Upside-Down Cake

Cherries take center stage in this elegant upside-down cake that's flavored with both crystallized and ground ginger.

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Sunshine Cake

This lemon-frosted cake will add a ray of citrus-flavored sunshine to the end of any meal. Pour some glasses of fat-free milk to go along.

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Polka-Dot Angel Cupcakes

The berries are unexpected little bursts of jamlike flavor in these cupcakes. Tender and light, the cupcakes are sure to dazzle.

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Oatmeal-Applesauce Cake

This hearty oatmeal cake is perfect for dessert or a snack. The applesauce imparts flavor and moisture and replaces some fat, making for a lower-fat cake.

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Citrus Angel Cake with Peach and Plum Salsa

This low-sugar angel food cake gets sensational flavor but no additional carbs from shredded citrus peel. Because it skimps on sugar, the cake doesn't rise as high as ones made from more classic recipes.

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Diabetic Mango Coffee Cake

No matter whether you serve it for dessert or as part of a brunch menu, this fruity favorite will bring a touch of the tropics to a meal.

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Persimmon Streusel Cake

You'll love this streusel cake, no matter the season. Make it with persimmons during the fall and winter months, when the fruit is at its peak.

Tip: Use fresh plums during spring and summer months, when plums are at their juicy best.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

You can enjoy this luscious swirled cheesecake without even turning on the oven -- it's a mix-and-chill recipe.

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