Four Delicious No-occasion Cakes

Recently, we have done some great savory lunch and snack recipes. Before that, we were on a fruit and chocolate dessert streak. When we faced this week’s recipe blog, someone said, “I just want some Wednesday cakes.”

When asked what on Earth a Wednesday cake was, we learned that our team member’s family calls simple cakes made on days that aren’t special occasions “Wednesday cakes.” The story behind the name is simple: you don’t need a party as an excuse to make them; they’re a cake you bake just because it’s Wednesday.

So, today, we’re presenting four low-carb cakes that we think are Wednesday cakes. They might not wow at a dinner party, but they are delicious and perfect as an afternoon snack or dessert!

The Lemoniest Low-carb Cake


This cake is perfectly tangy and will hit the sweet spot for people who love citrus. It’s delicious and light. Like most Wednesday cakes, it isn’t iced, so you don’t have to spend time decorating it. It’s excellent with coffee in the afternoon. A serving has 98 calories, one gram of carbs and 10 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake


Even people who don’t bake usually know that a pound cake gets its name from having one pound of each ingredient, including flour and sugar! That would never work for someone watching their carbs. But, by using almond flour and a sugar substitute, this cake keeps the carbs low. It tastes buttery and rich, and its texture is dense and moist, just like a pound cake should be! A serving has 102 calories, 1.2 grams of carbs, 0.3 grams of fiber and 9.6 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Keto Angel Food Cake


The mouthfeel is the most important thing to nail with all keto versions of traditional cakes. This angel food cake is as light and airy as it should be. The texture is perfect. The flavor is like every other angel food cake — a touch of almondy, a little vanilla and altogether pleasant. What we love about this site is that it links to a list of recipes for all the leftover egg yolks you don’t use in the cake! A serving has 128 calories, 4.2 grams of carbs, 1.8 grams of fiber and 9.3 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

Chocolate Coffee Zucchini Cake


Do you have zucchinis coming out of your ears? People with vegetable gardens are still drowning in fresh produce. We keep being handed veggies by gardener friends, and it’s wonderful. If you have too many, it’s time to bake it into a cake. Cake is also a great way to get picky eaters to eat their veggies. Just say it’s chocolate, and they will never know! Ensure your zucchini is well drained, or the cake will end up wet. A serving has 152.5 calories, 9.2 grams of carbs, 4.8 grams of fiber and 11.4 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

With these four recipes, you can have a perfect dessert on a Wednesday or any other day of the week. Baking doesn’t have to be fancy to make you happy and brighten your day!

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