Frozen Pina Colada Cake

This is Emily from sharing a delicious (and nutrient-packed) dessert with you today– a recipe for Frozen Piña Colada Cake. A creamy tropical treat that’s perfect on a hot summer day.


Do you like piña coladas? I recently tasted my very first piña colada while on vacation. Omg YUM! I wanted to recreate the unforgettable flavor, but in a healthier way. This cake is made with fresh pineapple, coconut cream and very little added sugar! PLUS it has a secret ingredient that adds even more nutrients.


You would never guess that there’s an ENTIRE zucchini hidden inside of it. Haha! Yes, vegetables in your dessert, because who doesn’t need more green veggies in their life? I promise you can’t taste vegetables. The zucchini actually makes it more creamy.

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Vegan Carrot Cake (Gluten Free)

Vegan Carrot Cake is today’s healthy recipe.  I am going to let you in on a secret.  I am probably the only person in the world who doesn’t like carrot cake.

My husband on the other hand, LOVES it.  In fact, he cannot go to Whole Foods without getting their carrot cake slice from the bakery.

He loves the whole foods cake, but the icing is too sugary for him.  So I tried to make a healthier version for him.  That is how this vegan carrot cake was born.

I used no oil at all in this vegan carrot cake recipe.   You don’t have to be vegan or gluten free to enjoy this healthier carrot cake recipe.  If you like this then you may also like my carrot cake baked oatmeal or my carrot cake homemade larabars.


Vegan Carrot Cake


You are probably wondering why there are no raisins in my carrot cake.  Well I gotta be honest.  Sometimes I make mistakes.  I actually wrote the recipe to include raisins.  I just forgot to fold them in the batter before I moved it to the pan.

I also only made 1 pan instead of doing a layered cake because I wasn’t sure how the recipe would turn out.

If you want to make a bigger cake with layers, feel free to make 2 batches of this recipe and put them together.   I used my 5 minute frosting recipe to frost this, but you can use a cream cheese frosting if you like too.

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Healthier Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Healthier Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  This pineapple upside down cake is made healthier with whole grain flour and no refined sugars. It’s also vegan and gluten free.

This healthy pineapple upside down cake is super easy to make too!  I was amazed at how rich and buttery it tasted.

The pineapples caramelize during the cooking process so they are super sweet and juicy.  I used coconut butter instead of butter and it came out great. I don’t think you could taste the coconut at all.

Just caramelized pineapple deliciousness! I have also used coconut butter in my lemon blueberry cookies.


Healthier Pineapple Upside Down Cake - My Whole Food Life


I used sorghum flour in my pineapple upside down cake because I like the cake-like texture it produces.  It’s great in my pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies.

I am sure you can probably use gluten free oat flour as well.  This takes no time at all to make and your kitchen will smell amazing!

I know traditional pineapple upside down cake calls for maraschino cherries, but I didn’t want to use those since they are not healthy at all.

I garnished mine with dried cherries after it was cooked.  You might also be able to use frozen, thawed cherries.  Or you can just leave it plain.

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