How Many Calories Are In A Cake?

Cake calories vary greatly depending on the type of cake. Some cakes contain around 300 calories per slice while others contain more than 600 calories per serving.

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll want to avoid cakes that have more than 250 calories per slice. What about doughnuts?

How Many Calories Are In A Cake

The number of calories in a doughnut depends on the size and type of doughnut. Most doughnuts contain roughly 200 to 250 calories,  Some types of doughnuts, however, pack even more calories.

Krispy Kreme’s original glazed doughnut contains 270 calories, whereas Krispy Kreme’s chocolate chip doughnut packs 350 calories.

Size Matters

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a regular doughnut, look for smaller versions. Smaller doughnuts  weigh less, so they won’t add too many extra pounds over the course of a week.

Plus, they’ll taste just as good as their bigger counterparts. 

Variety Is Key

When it comes to variety, choose a doughnut that appeals to you. You don’t necessarily have to go with a traditional glaze doughnut, either.

There are plenty of options out there. Chocolate-covered doughnuts are another great choice. Many varieties include sprinkles, nuts, coconut flakes, caramel sauce, jelly filling or fruit fillings.

Here’s how many calories each type of doughnut contains:

Old Fashioned

The classic doughnut is making a comeback. In fact, it seems like every day there’s another store opening dedicated to selling the sugary treat.

But those looking for the best versions of the sweet treats might want to check out the local bakery down the street.

A study published earlier this month found that doughnuts are actually healthier than many people think. They found that while most doughnuts contain high amounts of saturated fat, sugar, and sodium, the average serving size is relatively small.

In addition, the researchers found that the amount of fibre per doughnut varies widely depending on the type of doughnut.

While the study focused primarily on the popular chocolate-filled doughnut varieties, the research team did find one exception: the old-fashioned doughnut.

According to the study, the average serving size of the classic doughnut contains less than half the calories, sugar, and sodium compared to most other types of doughnuts.

Of course, no matter how healthy the doughnut might be, there’s still room for improvement. So if you’ve never tried making homemade doughnuts, now might be the perfect time to give it a try.

You’ll save money, too, since buying pre-made doughnuts can cost anywhere from $2 to $4 each.

Low-fat baking can be challenging  but it doesn’t have to be too complicated either. You don’t have to spend hours slaving over hot ovens to make low-fat baked goods taste great.. Let’s look at 2 simple low calorie cakes 

Chocolate Cake (100 Calories)

Chocolate Cake (100 Calories)

There are  healthier versions of favourite cakes including this delicious chocolate option. 

The secret ingredient in this recipe is coconut flour. Coconut flour is basically ground up dried coconut meat, and it adds a nice texture and flavour to baked goods like this chocolate cake.

This cake is actually based off of a very popular dessert called “Choco Pudding Cake”. You might remember seeing it on TV commercials during the 90s. But since then, most recipes have been updated to include less sugar and fewer calories.


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond milk, cocoa powder, and baking soda until smooth. Set aside for later use.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil and honey using an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Once all ingredients are combined, add coconut flour, cacao powder, vanilla extract


Low-Fat Apple Cake

This recipe it’s super easy to make! You’ll want to serve this cake warm out of the oven, drizzled with some melted butter, ( or not to reduce calories) or even better, served alongside a mug of steeping hot coffee or your favourite pumpkin spiced latté.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large apple (about 1 pound), peeled and grated


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch springform pan and line bottom with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; set aside.

In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat in egg. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until combined.

Stir in the apple. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool completely before removing from the pan.

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This tender carrot cake is packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and star anise. I love making it because it tastes like dessert without being too heavy. This one is perfect for those chilly winter nights!


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated or ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon whole star anise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch pan with butter or cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, brown sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in the dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the carrots. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Let cool completely before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


You don’t have to forgo your favourite treats when dieting, just adjust your baking approach slightly and you can still enjoy a sweet treat.

Jenna Priestly