Peanut butter and cookie dough cake (628 calories per serve)


This is devilishly good but so incredibly rich that you couldn’t (or shouldn’t) eat too much in one go. I could fall asleep into a food coma after this but my husband absolutely loved it. It’s really great to snack on and grab a piece or chunk of at 3pm in the afternoon. Now … having…

Chocolate sponge cake with cherries and cream (366 calories per serve)


I don’t usually crave cake but when I do, I try to scout out interest from my girlfriends to see if I can “share” the calories around. It’s really hard to bake a cake for one so I prefer having a whole group of us. The more the merrier (for my waistline). Today’s cake of the day is a chocolate sponge cake with cherries and cream.

Fluffy and golden banana cake (268 calories per serve)


My fiance was talking to someone about this blog and there was something he said that made me realise how much I’ve let myself go. He said … “She has a blog called yummy calories but it’s not really low calories … it’s just calories.” That’s when I realised that for the past year or…

Mom’s orange lemon cake (493 calories per serve)


This is mom’s recipe for orange lemon cake. She made it and took it to church a few weeks ago and it was so popular that she had people asking for more. Her original recipe had a honey lemon glaze but I added a bit of frosting and decoration on top. Serves 14 Prep time…

Mom’s fluffy chocolate loaf cake (308 calories per serve)


Even after living in Australia for 15 years, I still call her ‘mom’ in the American way. She makes this cake to bring to church to share as morning tea refreshments after the service. It’s one of her most popular cakes and it’s so moreish. You won’t need any icing for this. Serves 8 Prep time 30…

‘Fruit basket’ chocolate ganache cake (418 calories per serve)


When I showed my mum this cake, she said it looked like a ‘fruit basket’ so that’s what I’m calling it now. The picture shows a double-layer variation with buttercream icing in the middle but this recipe is for a single-layer cake. Serves 12 Prep time 45 mins Cook time 30 mins Ingredients 180g butter, softened and cubed…

Perfectly decadent dark chocolate cake (258 calories per serve)


This is the first (and maybe only) time I’ve used the word ‘perfect’ on this blog so it’s not something that I take lightly. The first time I had this cake was from a lovely lady named Liz at my previous workplace. She would make this beautiful cake every few months and it was widely appreciated…

Low sugar carrot cake (170 calories per serve)


This is a low sugar (and somewhat less yummy) version of the Nutty Carrot Cake that I made earlier. This cake has noticeably less sweetness and less calories as the first one. This one is compatible for people watching their sugar intake, like my mum. Serves 12 (mini loaves) Prep 20 mins + up to…

Low-sugar bittersweet chocolate torte (257 calories per serve)


My mum needs to regulate her sugar intake and as a result, she hasn’t had cake for a long time. I thought it wasn’t fair she couldn’t have cake so I found this recipe (varied a little bit) from Equal’s sweetener recipes. This is a low-sugar (and lowish calorie) torte for her because instead of…

Nutty carrot cake (370 calories per serve)


I had some leftover carrots in the fridge and a lonely orange from I don’t know when so I decided to make a carrot cake. I’m not really a big fan of carrot cake but maybe that’s because I never had a good one before. Prep time: 30-40 minutes (grating the carrots took me forever)…