Ten Healthy Cakes for Ten Years of Southern Cross Fitness

This year is a big year for Southern Cross FitnessÔÇöwe entered double digits! ThatÔÇÖs right, AustraliaÔÇÖs favourite home gym specialists turned ten in May! And we all know what birthdays meanÔÇöcake!┬á

Cooking of any kind is no easy task, but itÔÇÖs especially challenging when it comes to baking for a fitness store. Any get-together is bound to have at least one restriction. So in our best efforts to cater to the trickiest tastebuds, bellies and bodies, weÔÇÖve put together this list of 10 healthy cake varieties!

1. Vegan-Friendly Carrot Cake

What more could we want in a cake? ItÔÇÖs vegan, looks great and even has a vegetable! That automatically qualifies it as a fab option for fitness birthday festivities.

Vegan-Friendly Carrot Cake


2. Free From Everything Chocolate Cake

This cake is egg-free, dairy-free and nut-freeÔÇöcould there be a more inclusive cake? This cake is free of major allergens, so we can spend less time baking different cakes and more time celebrating.

Free From Everything Chocolate Cake

3. Gluten-Free Almond Fudge Cake

Fudgey chocolate cake thatÔÇÖs gluten-free? Amazing! Gluten intolerances are something to consider when deciding on a cake. But, the real skill is finding one that doesnÔÇÖt compromise on flavour or textureÔÇöthis recipe, though, is a top candidate!

Gluten-Free Almond Fudge Cake


4. Banana Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is a classic for baking and a favourite here at Southern Cross Fitness! We also love to sneak in extra fruit and veg when we can, which is why this one is a great option when modifying a classic.

Banana Chocolate Cake


5. Low Fat Vanilla Cake

If youÔÇÖre concerned about high-fat food content, this low-fat vanilla cake is a great option! And this cake is made using ingredients sitting in most kitchen cupboards. Who says cake has to be for birthdays only?

Low Fat Vanilla Cake 

6. Low-Calorie Cupcakes

Made with fresh ingredients, these cupcakes are great as a low-calorie cake optionÔÇöno, itÔÇÖs not just because they are small. Cupcakes are the ultimate low-fuss cake option. No need to worry about who packed the knife for cake cutting when they are already portioned!

Low-Calorie Cupcakes 

7. Vegetable Surprise Vanilla Cake

This may seem like an odd choice but hear us out! Spinach has a mild flavour that is cancelled out by the vanillaÔÇöitÔÇÖs essentially natureÔÇÖs food colouring. Hidden veggies are a great addition to any food, even cake, and we love green here at Southern Cross Fitness. So itÔÇÖs a win-win.

Vegetable Surprise Vanilla Cake


8. Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake

A quick cake is a good cake, and what is faster than something that just needs to be put in the microwave? This cake is indulgent, low fat, chocolatey and able to be ready to eat in just a few short minutes.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake 


9. Mocha Nut Roll

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, and the frosting-to-cake ratio is unmatched. But this cake is also diabetic friendly; what more could we want?

Mocha Nut Roll


10. Chocolate Free Flourless Cake

An unlikely trio, mandarin, pistachio and yoghurt, come together to make a flourless cake that isnÔÇÖt chocolate! This is great when catering to people that arenÔÇÖt the biggest fans of chocolate if they exist. No, really, do they?

Chocolate Free Flourless Cake


There we have it, ten cake recipes for various dietary needs. We are ready to trade our sneakers for chefÔÇÖs hats and get baking.