High Cholesterol - can you have home m... - Cholesterol Support

Cholesterol Support
8,619 members2,473 posts

High Cholesterol - can you have home made cakes with a low fat spread


Am I able to make a cake with low fat spread with no saturated fat in it. would this be able to be enjoyed in small amounts.

12 Replies

You can certainly make cakes using low fat spread. It would also be a good idea to look for recipes that do not use sugar. Do a Google search. It would be best to eat cakes only very occasionally, if at all, if you are trying to lower cholesterol.

in reply to Penel

With some recipes that do use sugar I only use a fraction of the amount thy say to use. With things like custard just a sprinkling. Rhubarb and apples none (I started this years ago long before health issues).

The answers yes I would look on the internet as some more recent research seems to be suggesting that saturated fats are not bad for you. Personally I would make a cake using butter perhaps try to master making a cake mix and cooking it in a ramekin or in a mug in the microwave. I have seen recipes for microwave brownie in a mug, there you could use olive oil as your fat which may help your cholesterol, there is probably a fair amount of refined carbohydrate in most cake recipes. Making your own cakes is always better than using shop bought cakes as they use dried egg, margarine etc for convenience and to extend the shelf life.

I make a 'healthy' fruit cake but obviously sugar in dried fruit! I blitz 200g walnuts add 500g mixed dried fruit, 3 eggs, 2 tbs olive oil, zest and juice one orange plus cinnamon nutmeg . No flour. Just mix put in loaf tin cook 150 for about 75 mins. Quite dense with fruit but I like it for treat. Keep well

I make sugar free, fat free tea loaf type cakes. There is a book called eat your way to lower choleeterol that has cake recipes in it , and you can adapt them.

in reply to Fairycastles

Where could I get this book please.

in reply to pamted

it's available on ebay. and probably available on Amazon

I bought mine in wh smiths, 16.99, about 2 weeks ago.

in reply to Fairycastles

I live in Spain but will ask somebody to pick it up for me, thanks.

Why not search the internet for healthy home made cakes, without oil, butter or sugar?


You can even find cake recipes without flour.

Happy eating


I can't believe someone is dithering about whether or not they can eat a small amount of cake because of their cholesterol level. It makes me wonder whether such people ever eat anything that tastes good. Whatever has happened to enjoying their food?

Grain-free recipe which can be changed to suit your own needs.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread (gluten free).


You may also like...