Healthy Substitutes for Cake Baking

Healthy Substitutes for Cake Baking

Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe and realized you were missing an ingredient? Luckily, many recipes have substitutions that will work just as well as the main ingredients would have.

In fact, many ingredient substitutions end up being healthier than what the recipe originally called for.

Cinnamon Instead of Sugar

Cinnamon can serve as an excellent substitute for sugar for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it gives your recipe a delicious cinnamon flavor. Keep in mind that you only need about half of the amount of cinnamon compared to the amount of sugar the recipe called for. To cut down on your sugar intake, spice up the recipe, and keep things healthy, choose cinnamon instead.

Avocado for Butter: Frosting Edition

If you don’t mind a little green frosting, swap out the butter in your buttercream frosting for avocado instead. An equal amount of avocado subbed in for butter will give your recipe more vitamins and healthy fats, but you’ll still end up with a creamy smooth frosting. Taste the frosting as you go, and add in a bit more vanilla or coco if you can taste the avocado.

Pureed Fruit for Agave or Simple Syrup

Many cake recipes call for simple syrup to keep the cake nice and moist: but that added sugar doesn’t make the cake healthier. Instead of using simple syrup, swap it out for pureed fruits. By doing so, you will you be adding a delicious flavor layer to the cake and you’ll be avoiding processed sugars by enjoying the natural ones instead.

Applesauce for Sugar

If you have a lot of applesauce in your fridge that you’re trying to get rid of, you’re in luck. You can a substitute applesauce for sugar in any cake recipe on a 1 to 1 ratio. However, be sure to decrease your other liquid ingredients by about ¼ cup for every cup of applesauce you added.

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