When you have to go sugar-free, trying to find nice desserts can be a bit of a drag.
But don’t give up hope! Just because you can’t have sugar, doesn’t mean you can’t have nice desserts!
We’ve put together a list of 20 sugar-free cakes that you definitely need to try!
Even without the use of sugar, you’ll find that all of these cakes still taste delicious and in some cases, better than their sugar counterparts.
1. Keto Carrot Cake
Kicking off this list we have the Keto Carrot Cake.
If you love carrot cake but you’re looking for a sugar-free alternative then this is definitely one that you need to try.
This carrot cake tastes just like its sugary counterpart, it’s just as moist and filled with exactly the same warm spices and it even has that classic cream cheese frosting.
Once you’ve tried this keto carrot cake once, you’ll be coming back to it again and again.
2. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
This is a great recipe for anyone who likes pumpkin or wants something a little more seasonal.
These pumpkin cheesecake bars are perfect for the fall and they taste absolutely delicious.
Although they are cheesecake bars, because they are cheesecake, they are still technically cakes!
Along with being sugar-free, these pumpkin cheesecake bars are also gluten and dairy free too, so you can enjoy them completely without worrying about what’s actually in them.
3. Lemon Pound Cake
This lemon pound cake is extremely moist and tender and the lemon taste is absolutely divine! This cake really is for all the lemon lovers out there.
It’s completely sugar-free, it’s also gluten-free too, and it’s completely keto friendly.
You can enjoy this lemon pound cake plain, or if you want to add some whipped cream, you can!
4. Chocolate Cake
This list wouldn’t be complete without some chocolate cake, and this sugar-free version is absolutely beautiful.
This particular recipe uses almond flour instead of standard cake flour which actually reduces the number of carbs you will be consuming.
This chocolate cake is completely free of sugar and it’s very keto friendly.
5. Mixed Berry Loaf Cake
This mixed berry loaf cake is perfect for anyone who loves tangy berries.
The main berries in this cake are blueberries and blackberries, but you can add more types of berries or replace the original two with whichever berries you’d prefer.
Though berries are naturally very sweet, they have a surprisingly low sugar level, so this is why they work well for sugar-free cakes.
They provide the sweetness that you’d usually get with sugar.
6. No-Bake Sugar-Free Blueberry Cheesecake
Another berry cake, but this time, it’s strictly blueberry! You can choose between fresh or frozen blueberries depending on how cold you want them.
Besides being completely sugar-free, the big selling point of this cheesecake is that you don’t need an oven or need to bake anything, it’s completely no-bake!
All you need is your refrigerator and unsweetened gelatin, which will hold the whole cheesecake together.
7. Sugar-Free Almond Cake
Almond cake is another classic cake, and you should definitely try this sugar-free variation.
This particular recipe removes any sugar and uses honey or maple syrup to sweeten it.
If you don’t want to use honey or maple syrup though, you can use erythritol or monk fruit instead. This will also make the cake more keto-friendly.
8. Keto Pavlova
This keto pavlova cake lets you bring meringue back into your life without having to worry about sugar.
This recipe does include egg whites though, so if you’re looking for something vegan too, it’s important to note the inclusion of the egg whites.
9. Cake Trifle With Olive Oil Lemon Curd
Who doesn’t love a good trifle? Well, if you miss a trifle because of the sugar content, here’s your chance to have it once again!
Get yourself a sugar-free vanilla cake mix and you’ll be ready to make this cake trifle in no time.
Along with being delicious, this cake trifle is also gluten-free and keto diet friendly.
10. Coffee Cheesecake
That’s right coffee lovers, there’s a dessert on this list that was made just for you!
This cheesecake is absolutely bursting with flavors of espresso and you’re sure to enjoy it.
Along with being a coffee lover’s dream, this dessert is keto-friendly, gluten-free and of course, completely sugar-free!
11. Apple Cake
This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves apples.
It’s also a great cake to make at the beginning of fall, especially if you want to say on theme with that time of year.
This cake is incredibly moist and it actually uses zucchini to really bring out all of the flavors.
Another great thing about this cake is that it’s keto-friendly and gluten-free!
12. Diabetic Birthday Cake
This cake is a beautiful and delicious take on the classic birthday cake recipe.
This recipe is almost exactly the same as the normal birthday cake, but you take out the sugar and add in Splenda instead.
All of the ingredients that are needed for this cake are really easy to get hold of as well, so you won’t have to worry about trying to find them.
13. Marble Cake
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of chocolate and vanilla, then you definitely have to try this marble cake.
It is incredibly tasty and moist and will leave you feeling satisfied after every bite.
As well as being completely sugar-free, this marble cake is also gluten-free and very keto-friendly.
14. Gingerbread Loaf
If you love the warm spicy flavor of gingerbread, then you will want to try this absolutely scrumptious gingerbread loaf!
It is completely keto-friendly and gluten-free, so it’s a lot healthier than its sugary counterpart.
It is also topped with a beautiful orange cream frosting that is sure to make you come back to this recipe again and again.
15. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
These chocolate zucchini muffins are absolutely delicious! The chocolate flavor is lovely and rich and the muffins themselves are incredibly moist.
These chocolate zucchini muffins are perfect if you’re looking for a dessert that you can take with you wherever you go, or if you want something a bit lighter than a full-on cake.
16. Coconut Bundt Cake
This is a cake for all the coconut lovers out there! And when we say it is absolutely filled to the brim with coconut flavor, we really mean it!
This coconut Bundt cake is keto-friendly and completely sugar-free, but the lack of sugar doesn’t take away from how delicious it actually is.
17. Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
If you’re after a bundt cake but coconut isn’t really your thing, then this cranberry and orange bundt cake is definitely the best alternative for you!
It is incredibly low in carbs, free of sugar, and completely gluten-free, so you can enjoy the amazing flavors without having to worry about any of that stuff.
18. Banana & Mango Cake
This banana and mango cake is perfect for anyone who’s looking for something a bit summery and tropical in taste.
It has absolutely no refined sugars in it, instead, it relies on the natural sugars of the fruit to really make this cake taste delicious.
19. Cinnamon & Cashew Cake
This cinnamon and cashew cake is absolute heaven! Not only is it sugar-free, but it’s also flourless and dairy-free too!
You have to soak the cashew nuts overnight, so this cake does take a little longer to make, but we can assure you that it’s 100% worth the extra time and effort, because it just tastes so good!
20. Sugar-Free Spice Cake
And finally, we have this absolutely delightful sugar-free spice cake.
Filled with ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, this cake is the epitome of warm spices and is perfect for autumnal nights.
It is absolutely delicious and will leave you feeling warm and cozy with every bite.
It is usually made with almond flour (see also ‘26 Amazing Almond Flour Recipes To Try Now‘), but you can swap it for coconut flour if you want to!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Diabetics Eat Sugar-Free Cakes?
In short, yes, diabetics can eat sugar-free cakes.
It is important that if you’re diabetic then you need to watch your portion sizes and how often you’re eating these cakes though.
Just keep that in mind while you’re eating them!
Does Sugar-Free Increase Your Blood Sugar Level?
No, sugar-free and sugar substitutes do not affect your blood sugar level.
When you see sugar-free in a recipe and you’re worried it will affect your blood sugar, you can put that worry to bed because it won’t affect it at all.
What Is The Healthiest Substitute For Sugar?
There are a few options you can go for if you’re looking for healthier options for sugar substitutes.
Some of the most popular options include Stevia, Erythritol, Xylitol, and Yacon Syrup.
Is Stevia Better For You Than Sugar?
Stevia has a lot fewer calories than standard white sugar and it can play a part in your weight management and weight loss.
Being free of the carbs and calories that are found in white sugar means that Stevia is a healthier option.
Just because you cannot have sugar, doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful and delicious cakes!
Each of the cakes we’ve included in this list all cater to a sugar-free diet, and most of them are gluten-free and keto-friendly too (see also ‘28 Tasty Keto-Friendly Lunch Ideas‘), so you’ll have absolutely no issues when it comes to eating them.
Try some of these recipes today and see which one is your favorite! You’ll be surprised to see how much they taste just like their sugar counterparts!
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