healthier recipe ideas

A few of our favorite classic cake and icing recipes have been added to the bottom of this page called "A Few Good Recipes" We welcome any suggestions to add to list of recipes.

Healthier Recipe ideas:
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For a bit more of a nutritional bang for your buck, here are a number of cake and cupcake recipes from the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld:
Deceptively Delicious Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Chocolate Milk Cake
from the What To Expect book's Best Odds Recipes
I love the handful of recipes in the What to Expect book, because kids really like them and you can feel a little bit better about serving them.
Makes one 13 X 9-inch cake pan
Butter and flour, for the baking pan
1 C whole-wheat flour
1/4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 C wheat germ
2 t baking powder
2/3 C unsweetened cocoa
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 3/4 C apple juice concentrate
*1/2 C milk mixed with *5 T nonfat dry milk
2 whole eggs
1 egg white
1 t vanilla extract

1. preheat the oven to 325˚F. Lightly butter and flour a 13 X 19-inch baking pan
2. Place the flours, wheat germ, baking powder, cocoa, oil, juice concentrate and milk in a large mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Add eggs, egg white, and vanilla and beat until thoroughly mixed.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake until the top springs back when lightly pressed about 35 minutes. Cool slightly in the pan before turning out onto a rack to cool completely. Or serve right from the pan, if desired with whipped cream.