10 Guilt-Free Cake Recipes

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Your Netflix queue is filled with British bakers and your social media feed is overflowing with oh-so-satisfying clips of buttercream roses and shimmering ganache. As you ponder a weight loss plan, you may be a bit bummed when you realize that you can’t enjoy a tasty cake recipe. Think again!

We are here to solve this problem. On Nutrisystem programs, you get to eat all your favorite foods, including pizza, pasta, cookies and cake. We create perfectly portioned versions that satisfy your cravings while you’re on the road to success. If you’re a cake lover, get ready to fill that weight loss journey with delicious pit stops! Satisfy your sweet tooth with our cake recipe compilation. Enjoy these 10 guilt-free cakes that are diet-friendly and delicious.

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Here are 10 guilt-free cake recipes to enjoy while you lose weight:

1. 5-Ingredient Watermelon “Cake” >

cake recipe

Calories per serving: 128

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

This “cake” couldn’t be simpler. It’s a delicious summer surprise for you and your barbecuing buds. Just cut the inside of a small watermelon into the shape of a cake and cover it with light whipped topping and berries. It’s an impressive looking dessert that’s fun to make, sweet to eat and refreshing on a hot day. It’s also packed with nutrients in a low-calorie package; a dessert that will keep you on plan!

2. Instant Pot Apple Cake >

instant pot apple cake

Calories per Serving: 128

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

Is there anything an Instant Pot can’t do? This little countertop wonder makes delicious, flavorful meals and sides at an incredible pace. It can even make desserts! Just place a springform pan filled with sliced apples, flour, spices and a few other ingredients into the Instant Pot. In one hour, you will have an honest-to-goodness, real apple cake. It’s moist, delicious and packed with cinnamon flavor. It makes a fantastic dessert or a sweet addition to your Sunday brunch table.

If you don’t feel like making your own cake, Nutrisystem will do the baking for you! Try our Cinnamon Coffee Cake >

3. Instant Pot Flourless Chocolate Cake >

instant pot flourless chocolate cake

Calories per Serving: 81

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 3 Extras

If you’ve got a friend or relative who has gone gluten-free, they’ll love this moist, coffee-tinged cake topped with raspberries. Even if you don’t avoid gluten, you’ll still love it! Flavored with melted stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, it’s a fudgy wonder that tastes like it should be a cheat meal. It’s just 81 calories per serving and a chocoholics dream.

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4. Pumpkin Icebox Cake >

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Calories per Serving: 127

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

This delicious, creamy icebox cake doesn’t require a hint of baking skill—or even any baking. By combining a few ingredients, you’ll create a pumpkin and maple mousse that’s layered with graham crackers for a texture combination. With 16 servings per pan, you can enjoy this cake throughout the week as a healthy dessert or snack.

5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake >

peanut butter chocolate chip mug cake

Calories per Serving: 146

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

You need something sweet and you need it now. That’s the beauty of this peanut butter and chocolate mug cake. In just a few minutes of mixing pantry ingredients in your favorite coffee mug, you can microwave a real, actual cake that will quell your grumbling tummy. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and is a great option if you’re not great with self-control. The mug makes just one serving, so there’s no leftovers tempting you to over-indulge.

6. Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake >

pumpkin mug

Calories per Serving: 130

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

This mug cake brings your favorite flavor from another mug (the one that holds your latte) to a dessert that’s moist, delicious and done faster than you can read this sentence! In a mere 75 seconds, a mix of canned pumpkin, flour, baking powder, milk and spices create a fluffy pumpkin spice cake. Enjoy this freshly baked treat without a single pan or bowl to clean up afterwards.

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7. Berry Easy Bread Pudding Mug Cake >

berry easy bread pudding

Calories per Serving: 127

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

Your favorite berries are featured in this moist mug cake recipe. Cubed bites of wheat bread soak up the berries and give this simple bread pudding a chunky yet soft texture. Cinnamon adds a touch of spice to remind you of Fall. It’s a complex and flavorful dish that’s light on the calories.

8. Strawberry Icebox Cake with Lemon >

cake recipe

Calories per Serving: 152

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

This icebox cake recipe is packed with protein thanks to the Greek yogurt used to create the thick, smooth texture of its mousse layers. The Strawberry Icebox Cake with Lemon has a lot of this muscle-building nutrient. While you’re enjoying the sweetness of strawberries and the tart zing from lemons, this no-bake treat will fill you up with fewer calories than other desserts. So, layer it up and feel satisfied!

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9. Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake >

instant pot key lime cheesecake

Calories per Serving: 157

On Nutrisystem, counts as: 1 PowerFuel and 3 Extras

Low-fat cream cheese and ricotta make this zesty key lime cake soft and creamy. Thanks to the magic of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, it’s a snap to make! 25 minutes is all you need to perfect this velvety cheesecake treat. The best part? It’s only 157 calories per serving. Enjoy!

10. Vanilla Protein Cake Pops >

Cake Pops

Calories per Serving: 111

On Nutrisystem, count as: ½ PowerFuel and 2 Extras

Enjoy your cake on the go with our cake pops recipe! These little bites feature Vanilla Nutrisystem Protein Shake Mix for a protein-packed snack that’s sweet, smart and satisfying. You’ve got to try it!

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