Fruity sponge cake

Low-fat cake recipes

Scrumptious but not so naughty. Discover our delicious selection of low fat cakes from fruity sponge cake to malt loaf and toffee apple cake.

119 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen rethinks traditional ingredients and baking techniques to create a healthier version of a classic

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
76 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A tasty cake with no added fat or sugar - try it to believe it. Plus it's easily made gluten-free

1 hr and 15 mins
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49 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen gives one of our site's most popular cakes the ultimate healthy makeover by reducing fat

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
90 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

There's something very satisfying about a cup of tea with a slice of buttered malt loaf - this simple, good-for-you version makes two and improves on keeping

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

There's no need to say 'no' to this fruity roulade, whisked sponges are famously low in fat – especially if you use yogurt instead of cream

35 mins
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44 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A simple and sweet all-in-one cake - ideal for Mothering Sunday

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
145 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Perfect with a reviving cuppa, this cake is a keeper and will happily sit in a tin for a week or so

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Get children aged 8-14 inspired in the kitchen by making an afternoon tea treat

1 hr
Easy
48 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe

30 mins
Easy
57 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Have your cake and eat it, with this beautifully decadent low-fat chocolate cake

50 mins
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278 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat muffin that tastes as good as it looks - they'll keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to a month

30 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These delicious low fat treats are perfect for a summer treat and can be served warm or cold

45 mins
Easy
57 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

These classic cocoa puddings with a hot chocolate sauce contain just 215 calories each - and there's a lemon version too

20 mins
Easy
25 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

These gorgeous low-fat muffins make a great coffee morning treat, best served warm from the oven

35 mins
Easy
173 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Angela gives these rich treats a makeover, with a magic ingredient to reduce the fat content...

1 hr
Easy
17 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A delicious but lighter version of teatime favourite, coffee and walnut cake

1 hr and 15 mins
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14 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

The lighter version of this much-loved festive treat keeps all of the chocolatey richness

50 mins
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61 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

We've created a deliciously light version of this classic muffin that contains virtually no saturated fat

50 mins
Easy
35 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These gooey muffins are delicious warm when the toffee is still melty - you can reheat them in the microwave

40 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This lighter version of a sticky toffee pudding is packed with sticky dates and uses maple syrup instead of sugar – serve it with a dollop of Greek yogurt

1 hr and 35 mins
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81 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Get started in the morning with a low-fat breakfast muffin crammed full of blueberries, cranberries, raisins and apricots

50 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A fruity family pud for summer - and the bonus is that it's low fat too

45 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This quintessentially British pud, packed with juicy summer berries, is so much easier than it looks, perfect for beginners

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A treat when freshly baked and spread with butter, then try it toasted for breakfast the next day

2 hrs and 40 mins
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