So no post today… or rather, late post, because I was out partying the day away with my birthday girl! We had an awesome time and some not su healthy food ( thank goodness Chuck E. Cheese has a pretty killer Vegetarian pizza…sure, high calorie but it tastes great lol ) One thing that I have been thinking of all day though is the fact that there aren’t many places local to us that would even offer a healthy alternative to the traditional super buttery, super chocolatey, and super bad for you birthday cake. So in honor of my birthday girl I am going to share 8 pretty epic healthy alternatives to the traditional cake!
1.) I am a sucker for an awesome fruit cake ( no not those Christmas monstrosities lol ) I just love all of the bright colors and of course all of the fruit! I think I could eat a whole one some days lol. Luckily, even if I did it I wouldn’t have to feel all that guilty. The cake shown is from Place of my Taste and I just love all of the fruits used and decoration done…so cute!
2.) A dead ringer, if not better looking, for the traditional cake this healthy cake alternative recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie certainly falls in my epic category. I just love the pink frosting along with the assurance that it will be good for me. ( Frosting recipe is also available on the blog ) Oh, and there is a recipe listed for the sprinkles too!
3. ) Ok, really, this isn’t fair for all of the other cakes but I do believe this one is by far my favorite…the blog already won me over with their name, I’ve gotta show love to another cephalopod fan and if you top anything with strawberries and you have my attention. However, I mean come on….look at that thing, a plate of yum. The recipe can be found on the blog Holistic Squid along with tons of other great information.
4.) This gorgeous little cake from Scandi Home has an interesting combination of ingredients ( hazelnut, almond, orange, and chocolate) that come together perfectly to create a delicate cake fit for any occasion.
5.) A quick and easy go to, the good old carrot cake get a little kick with the addition of apple in this recipe from Lose Baby Weight. To top it off the recipe for a sugar free cream cheese frosting is added. ( That frosting looks so yum!)
6.) How about skipping the cake all together and going for a healthy pancake alternative to the old tradition? I love the idea of something completely new and different and those sprinkles are killing me! There is jut something about sprinkles, they make anything look better. ( except your thighs, right? lol ) The recipe for the awesomely unique birthday pancakes can be found a The Diva Dish.
7.) While we are exploring not only healthy alternatives but also cake alternatives, I have another one from the blog Chocolate Covered Katie. This ( healthy) birthday cake milkshake! Again, you had me at sprinkles lol. When it comes to traditional birthday cake alternatives could there be a better alternative to anything than a milkshake?
8.) Once again the strawberries on the adorable little vegan cupcakes wins me over. I love how hey are cut into a strawberry making a healthy and edible decoration. These vegan carrot cake muffins can be found at Wild and Me.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the list as much as we have enjoyed having a birthday here. Do you have a favorite heathy cake recipe that didn’t make the list? Be sure to share it with our readers in the comments! Also, be sure to follow our facebook or twitter for updates. We’ve got some big things coming up soon and we sill have our iTunes card giveaway so be sure to get in on that!