20 Healthy Birthday Cake Alternative Recipes
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20 Healthy Birthday Cake Alternative Recipes

We’re all for birthday indulgences, but sometimes throwing caution (and nutrition) to the wind doesn’t make for the happiest of birthdays. Whether you have dietary restrictions or just wanna try something a little wilder this year, consider these 20 dessert recipes our birthday gift to you. You’re welcome! We should warn you though… the volume of sprinkles in this post might just break a record (hey, when we party, we party hard).

1. New-Fashioned Yellow Cupcake With Chocolate Frosting: Just try to guess the secret ingredients. Give up? These grain-free cupcakes are made with applesauce, turmeric and cannellini beans. (via Oatmeal with a Fork)

2. Electric Greek Yogurt Pancakes: We’d like to ask these pancakes their tips on how to be more photogenic in our birthday pics. (via The Blonde Buckeye)

3. Raw Cashew Dream Cake: T’would be the happiest of days with this in front of your face. Pretty, delicious and healthy. What more could you wish for? (via My New Roots)

4. Frozen Banana Pops: You’d be nuts not to make these for your kid’s birthday. (via Sugar Hero)

5. Ultimate Coconut Donuts: These vegan donuts couldn’t be more coconutty unless they were actually little coconuts masquerading as donuts. You can even stack ’em up like a little donut layer cake and put a candle on top. (via La Gallette)

6. Oreo Cheesecake Batter Bites: Okay, so admittedly this isn’t exactly healthy… but it’s probably healthier than a grocery store cake. The recipe also includes protein powder, so that’s got to count for something, right? (via Delicious by Dre)

7. Some-Shade-Of-Paleo Carrot Cake: Stick a candle in that, why dontcha? (via The Healthy Foodie)

8. Fruit Cake: This is not your aunt’s fruit cake. And with no oven involved, you don’t have to overheat your apartment to celebrate this summer. Phew. (via Place of my Taste)

9. Birthday Cake Smoothie: Swirl up a quick birthday breakfast shake before you are showered with gifts and text messages. Or make your roomie do it — it’s your day, after all. (via Colourful Palate)

10. Almond Hazelnut Orange and Chocolate Cake: Nut flours are an awesome substitute for the real thing. And applesauce, OJ and yogurt keep this cake moist without the butter. (via Scandi Home)

11. Happy Birthday Cake Batter Truffles: These are healthy!? Made with coconut oil, vanilla bean and cashews, these cute birthday balls won’t make you feel guilty after poppin’ a few in your mouth (at once). (via Lunch Box Bunch)

12. Mango Peach and Chocolate Sorbet Layer Cake: Oh my, a healthy take on an ice cream cake is just what this summer ordered. Think of the possibilities! (via Sugar and Cinnamon)

13. Secret Healthy Double-Chocolate Paleo-Friendly Cupcakes: We love secretly healthy things, and these cupcakes are no exception. (via Better With Cake)

14. Birthday Wonder Cake: This cake uses some intriguing healthy alternatives like tahini, dates, nut milk and bananas. And it looks beautiful, so there’s that. (via Green Spirit Adventures)

15. Healthy Brownie Bites: Who needs cake pops when you can have these simple, fudgey, real food bites? Okay… you can put a stick in them if you really, really want. (via Averie Cooks)

16. Coconut Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie: Coconuts, bananas, peanut butter and chocolate all meld together in this kick-ass pie. It’s not exactly good for you, but it’s definitely a lighter choice when it comes to indulging in birthday desserts. (via Obsessive Cooking Disorder)

17. Double Chocolate Cupcakes: If these are vegan and gluten-free, our world has officially been turned upside-down. Amazing. (via Our Four Forks)

18. Roasted Berry and Honey Yogurt Popsicles: Who needs cake when you’ve got pretty popsicles? (via Cookie + Kate)

19. Birthday Cake Coconut Butter: Pretend your birthday is every day with this delicious recipe. Spread this clean, homemade coconut butter on toast, quick breads or whatever you fancy. (via 24 Carrot Life)

20. Whole Wheat Birthday Pancakes: Ahem, more sprinkles please. Not enough sprinkles over here. (via The Diva Dish)

What dessert is on your birthday wish list? Let us know in the comments!