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Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

Our favorite diabetic cake recipes are sure to please your sweet tooth and your blood sugar. We used sugar substitutes and light frostings to keep the diabetic desserts low in calories and carbs. Whether you prefer a rich chocolate cake, gorgeous berry cake, or moist coffee cake, we've got fresh, diabetes-friendly recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free!
Chocolate-Covered Diabetic Cake Recipe

Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

In this chocolate-covered cake recipe, bananas lend irresistible moistness, while whole wheat pastry flour makes the diabetic cake a hearty dessert option.

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Red Velvet Cake Roll

For a fun twist on the traditional red velvet cake, we filled our rolled version with light cream filling. The result: A low-calorie dessert that’s just as decadent as the original.

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Lemon-Berry Pudding Cake

Enlist the help of a slow cooker to make this easy cake recipe! We love the way lemon complements the blueberries and raspberries in the flavorful dessert that practically makes itself.

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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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Lemon-Poppy Seed Snack Cake

That classic flavor combination is at it again in our fluffy diabetic cake recipe. With just 167 calories per slice, you don’t need to feel guilty for indulging in the lemon-glazed treat.

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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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Apple-Date Cake

We love serving this comforting apple dessert when the weather is cold, but the simple, pecan-studded cake is a winner for any season.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Berry Pudding Cake

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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