No matter the reason, sugar free cakes offer an opportunity to indulge in “sweet” treats with less sugar than the usual bakery cake.
Eliminating your intake of refined sugar for any reason doesn’t have to mean eradicating desserts from your life.
You can still bake your cake and eat it too, and you can do this by switching to sugar free cakes.
Now, the reasons why people choose to remove refined sugar from their diets are numerous.
Some do it because of a lifestyle change (keto, paleo).
One reason for the change, however, might be a health issue.
If you are reducing your sugar intake, this list might offer you some reprieve from feeling like you can’t eat all the desserts you love.
For those who have a sweet tooth, this can feel like torture!
You don’t have to suffer the loss of your favorite cakes and pastries though, not when there are sugar free cakes and other desserts that you can eat instead.
Here are 21 great examples of sugar free cakes that just might do the trick.
Now you don’t have to celebrate your birthday without cake!
Whip up #14 just as easily as you would a regular sugar-laden birthday cake.
You can also enjoy Keto Blueberry Cheesecake, Keto Pavlova, and Sugar-Free Almond Cake.
How can you have your favorite desserts without adding sugar to them?
You can use sugar substitutes that have a low glycemic index, like monk fruit, stevia, and erythritol.
These alternatives to refined sugar are readily available in grocery stores and online.
So, are you ready to enjoy some sugar-free cake and still enjoy the party?
Remember to double- and triple-check the list of ingredients in every recipe so that you know what is acceptable for your diet standards.
Let’s get into these recipes then!
For those who don’t know, keto is a way of eating that reduces a person’s intake of carbohydrates, which includes sugar.
This is why anything that’s labeled keto, like this Chocolate Cake, is sugar-free!
This recipe also replaces your standard cake flour with almond flour, reducing the number of carbohydrates in it, compared to wheat flour.
But, it doesn’t lack flavor or decadence with the rich sugar-free chocolate frosting and moist cake layers it has.
You can also try this individual serving of Keto Chocolate Mug Cake for one!
This is another low-carb, sugar-free example of a lemony dessert you’re sure to love.
This Pound Cake also uses almond flour and requires lots of eggs!
If you don’t have a loaf pan, don’t worry since you can bake this cake in a bundt pan or even in a cake pan.
Just make sure to adjust the cooking time according to the pan that you use.
Berries are naturally sweet but are also reputed to have low natural sugar levels.
This is why they’re a great addition to any sugar-free dessert.
The berries in this recipe are blueberries and blackberries, but you can replace these with other low-sugar alternatives like fresh cranberries, gooseberries, and cherries.
Burnt Basque Cheesecake is one of the simplest and easiest desserts to make.
All you need are a few ingredients and a very hot oven to achieve the desired effect for this cake.
The name of this dessert comes from the fact that it looks burnt once it’s cooked and was first made in the Basque Country in Northern Spain.
This cheesecake doesn’t need an oven for you to make it.
Just like most no-bake cheesecakes, this dessert is refrigerated and uses unsweetened gelatin to hold it together.
The usual graham cracker crust for this type of dessert is also replaced by a low-carb substitute, which is a crust made using almond flour.
To keep this cheesecake truly sugar-free, use fresh or frozen blueberries and not the canned pie topping which has sugar in it.
If you love Carrot Cake but are swearing off sugar, you can make this sugar-free, low-carb version instead.
This recipe is like regular carrot cakes, down to the cream cheese frosting, except for the use of alternative sweeteners and flours.
To create the cream cheese frosting, use the powdered version of non-sugar sweetener to get the right consistency.
This Almond Cake uses honey or maple syrup instead of table sugar as its sweetener.
If you want to make this dessert more keto or paleo, you can swap out the honey or maple syrup for sweeteners like erythritol or monk fruit.
This cake is also customizable and can be topped with berries, nuts, cream cheese frosting, or served plain.
If you’re looking for a sugar-free dessert that you can serve at Thanksgiving, this Pumpkin Cheesecake is the one!
With the spices that are added to the pumpkin puree, you get the aroma and flavor that conjures up wonderful memories of autumn and all it represents.
One slice won’t be enough when you bite into your first spoonful of this cheesecake!
Here’s a no-bake cake that you can make for those days when you crave something sweet.
This can be made using any type of chocolate chip cookie that’s sugar-free, or you can try to make your own.
The sweetener used in this recipe is allulose, but you can substitute it with stevia, erythritol, or monk fruit.
If you want to make your own chocolate chip cookies, you can get Lily’s Stevia-sweetened chips right here.
10. Keto Pavlova
If you miss meringue but don’t want loads of sugar associated with such a treat, this alternative is the next best thing!
Still made using whipped egg whites, lemon, and a touch of vanilla, but with sugar-free sweeteners, this is a great dessert to have on special occasions.
Top with some sugar-free whipped cream and berries, and you have one sophisticated dessert!
Are you dreading your birthday because you’re not supposed to eat too much sugar, including birthday cake?
Give this recipe a try!
This Sugar-Free Birthday Cake is so good, that your guests may not even realize the difference.
12. Keto Marble Cake
Perfect with coffee, this cake combines vanilla and chocolate in a dense but tasty treat.
If you want more flavor to this cake, instead of vanilla, you can add some orange essence or strawberry flavoring to the other half of the batter.
You can also keep it interesting by serving it with some sugar-free ice cream or whipped cream.
While some recipes in this list are keto, paleo, or low-carb, this isn’t any of those.
This cake is essentially one that doesn’t have any added refined sugars in it.
Instead, it relies on the natural sugars of both fruits to give the cake the sweetness it needs.
Here is another one of those sugar free cakes that aren’t keto or paleo.
Perfect for Christmas, this Gingerbread Cake uses Stevia instead of sugar to provide its sweetness.
Add more sugar-free sweetness with Stevia and lemon glaze, then decorate with cherries and some holly for a more festive look!
Flourless, sugar-free, and dairy-free too!
The cake batter for this recipe uses cashew nuts that have been soaked overnight and blended to a pulp along with all the other ingredients.
The cinnamon sprinkled on top of the cake gives it an added sweet and aromatic flavor!
To those aiming to ditch the carbs, this is one recipe that does just that!
Not only is this sugar-free, but it’s also made without the use of any flour, not even nut flours!
It’s dense, fudgy, and rich, oh, and dairy-free to boot!
Not all sugar free cakes use nut flour and other flour substitutes.
This recipe uses regular flour, but instead of refined sugar, the sweetness comes from erythritol as well as the strawberries added to it.
The crumb top gives it an interesting texture that you rarely get with other sugar-free desserts!
Strawberries are naturally sweet but have a rather low sugar content.
This is why they’re usually a great choice for desserts that are sugar free.
An additional drizzle of pureed strawberries sweetened with a little sucralose will take each slice of this cake over the top!
Aside from being sugar-free, this Spice Cake is also dairy-free and gluten-free!
The spices that make this cake flavorful, aromatic, and so satisfying include ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
What a wonderful slice to have alongside a hot cup of coffee!
Coconut flour is an option over almond flour here, but adjust the recipe to compensate for the high absorbency of the coconut flour.
For each cup of almond flour, use 1/4 cup of coconut flour, and add one more egg so that the cake doesn’t dry out!
21. Keto Butter Cake
You may think it weird that this cake uses yeast as a leavening agent, but hey, it works!
Nutty, buttery, fluffy, and satisfying, this is a cake that goes really well with freshly brewed coffee.
Have it for breakfast, with your afternoon cup of joe, or any time you feel like enjoying a buttery, sugar-free treat!
The bottom line
This list shows you that you don’t need refined sugar to enjoy your favorite cakes!
Sugar free cakes are just as good (and sometimes even way better) than their sugar-full cousins.
Try out any of these recipes to see for yourself.
When you realize that you can indeed enjoy cakes, cheesecakes, and other desserts without adding refined sugar to them, you may just swear off using it altogether!
Looking for more sugar free options, we’ve compiled lists of 11 Sugar Free Jello Desserts, 21 BEST Sugar Free Cupcakes, and 21 BEST Sugar Free Desserts that you should definitely check out!
- Keto Chocolate Cake
- Sugar Free Lemon Pound Cake
- Keto Mixed Berry Loaf Cake
- Sugar Free Burnt Basque Cheesecake
- No-Bake Sugar Free Blueberry Cheesecake
- Low-Carb Carrot Cake
- Sugar Free Almond Cake
- Sugar Free Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Keto Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake
- Keto Pavlova
- Sugar Free Birthday Cake
- Keto Marble Cake
- Sugar Free Banana & Mango Cake
- Sugar Free Gingerbread Cake
- Sugar Free Cinnamon & Cashew Cake
- Flourless Sugar Free Chocolate Cake
- Sugar Free Crumb Cake
- No-Sugar-Added Strawberry Shortcake
- Sugar Free Spice Cake
- Guiltless Chocolate Cake Trio
- Keto Butter Cake
- Find your favorite recipe from our Sugar Free Cakes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start bakin' and make us proud!