Christmas 2021: Cake is often thought of as something so appealing that hardly anyone can resist having it, from children to older adults, there is no occasion imaginable without cake. But pies are also blamed for being a high-calorie dessert loaded with sugar and high-fat cream.
If you still want to enjoy a cake, but also don’t want to take the health risks associated with the deliciousness, you may want to opt for a homemade cake that is rich in nutrients. This is not only delicious, but also nutritious and has some health benefits.
Adding certain ingredients and leaving out others while making a regular cake at home will do the trick. Below is the list of things to add to your cake.
SOME DRY FRUITS
Eating dry fruit may sound boring, but adding it to a slightly sweet cake can bring out the rich flavors and the nuttyness will complement the creaminess of the dessert properly. Aside from the taste, dry fruits like walnut, cashew, and almond are rich in protein, vitamins, and fiber, making them significantly nutritious.
A scoop of whey protein powder contains about 20-22 grams. Adding it to your homemade cake will help you reach your daily recommended protein intake, which experts say is 0.8g per kilogram of body weight. Protein supports muscle growth and recovery, and it is recommended that people in the active age group supplement their protein needs.
You can use peanut butter for various purposes while making cake, add it to the icing or mix it with the cake batter at the initial stage. Peanut butter contains healthy fats that help lower cholesterol levels, while also containing a significant amount of protein.
By processing two cups of oats to a flour-like consistency, one can use it as a substitute for processed flour or maida, making it much healthier than a conventional cake. Oats are a go-to food for those on a calorie deficit diet and including this ingredient in your cake can help you stay healthy even on your cheat day.
It’s important to get rid of excess sugar, while making a nutritious cake and ditching plain white sugar for a ripe banana can sweeten your cake just enough. Rich in potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6 bananas act as an energy bar for your body and adding it to your cake will keep you active.
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