Reduced Fat and Cholesterol Red Velvet Cake

Reducing fat and cholesterol in your diet has numerous health benefits. High cholesterol levels increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health issues. Using ingredients with lower fat and cholesterol levels can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing your favorite treats.

What You Need To Make Cholesterol Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Cholesterol Red Velvet Cake
  • Cooking spray
  • flour
  • salt
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • blend for baking
  • sugar
  • egg
  • cocoa powder
  • red food coloring
  • buttermilk
  • vanilla extract
  • white vinegar
  • baking soda
  • vanilla yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • fat-free cream cheese at room temperature
Cholesterol Red Velvet Cake

How To Make Cholesterol Red Velvet Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 202 kcal


  • ½ cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon sugar and sucralose blend for baking (such as SPLENDA® Sugar Blend)
  • ¾ cup sugar and sucralose blend for baking (such as SPLENDA® Sugar Blend)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 fluid ounce red food coloring
  • 1 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • ¾ cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese at room temperature, cubed
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon skim milk, or as needed (Optional)
Keyword Red velvet cake

Pro Tips for Making Cholesterol Red Velvet Cake

If you’re a cake enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of red velvet cake, a classic American dessert. With its distinctive red color and light, fluffy texture, it’s a favorite for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. But if you’re concerned about cholesterol, you may have hesitated to indulge in this treat. The good news is that it’s possible to make a delicious cholesterol red velvet cake with a few simple modifications to the traditional recipe. In this article, we’ll share some pro tips for making cholesterol red velvet cake that are sure to impress your friends and family.

1.Use Low-Cholesterol Substitutes
The key to making a cholesterol red velvet cake is to substitute ingredients that are high in cholesterol with healthier alternatives. For example, you can use low-fat or fat-free milk instead of whole milk, or replace butter with a plant-based margarine. You can also use egg substitutes, such as applesauce or mashed bananas, to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the recipe.

2.Add Natural Food Coloring
One of the signature features of red velvet cake is its vibrant red color. Traditionally, this color is achieved using artificial food coloring, which can contain harmful chemicals. To make a cholesterol red velvet cake, you can use natural food coloring instead. Beet juice, for example, is a healthy and delicious way to add red color to your cake.

3.Choose Low-Cholesterol Frosting
Frosting is an essential part of any cake, but it can be loaded with cholesterol if you’re not careful. To keep your cholesterol levels in check, choose a low-cholesterol frosting option. Cream cheese frosting is a classic choice for red velvet cake, but you can use a low-fat version or make a non-dairy frosting using ingredients like coconut cream or tofu.

4.Use Heart-Healthy Flour
Another way to make your cholesterol red velvet cake healthier is to choose heart-healthy flour. Instead of using traditional wheat flour, you can use whole wheat flour or a gluten-free alternative like almond flour. These options are higher in fiber and lower in cholesterol than traditional flour, making them a great choice for those with high cholesterol.

5.Reduce Sugar and Salt
Finally, it’s important to keep an eye on the amount of sugar and salt in your cholesterol red velvet cake recipe. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain and other health problems, while too much salt can increase your risk of heart disease. To keep your cake healthy and delicious, try reducing the amount of sugar and salt in the recipe and experiment with natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.


Our reduced fat and cholesterol red velvet cake is the perfect alternative to the traditional version. It’s just as delicious, but much healthier, making it a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy this classic dessert without the guilt. Give our recipe a try and we’re sure it will become a staple in your kitchen!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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