20 delicious cakes made with vegetables to help you get your 10 a day

(Picture: Every Nook And Cranny)

Trying to get your five a day? Or should that be ten a day? Either way if you’re struggling to get enough veggies into your diet maybe cake is the solution for you.

Either way if you’re struggling to get enough veggies into your diet, maybe cake is the solution for you.

No, seriously – vegetables actually work brilliantly in cake. You’ve all heard of carrot cake but other

You’ve all heard of carrot cake but other veg, such as cauliflower, beetroot and even marrow all work well in baking and, while I can’t guarantee that they’re necessarily healthy, at least you’re getting a little bit of goodness while you indulge.

Here are 20 vegetable cakes and bakes to help you get more veg in your diet:

1. Carrot cake with dairy free cream cheese frosting (DF, GF)

By Every Nook And Cranny

2. Purple sweet potato doughnuts (Vegan)

By Sneaky Veg for metro.co.uk

3. Morello cherry and lime courgette cake (GF)

By Celery And Cupcakes

4. Vanilla and pea cake with lemon icing

By Veggie Desserts

5. Chocolate orange sweet potato bundt cake

By Only Crumbs Remain

6. Carrot cake muffins

By Foodie Quine

7. Courgette and cherry cupcakes (GF)

By Gluten Free Alchemist

8. Flower sprout cake

By Mummy Mishaps

9. Romanesco, cardamon and lemon cookies

By Veggie Desserts

10. Low GI carrot cake

By Tate & Lyle

11. Vegan rhubarb muffins (yes, rhubarb is a vegetable) (Vegan)

By Peachicks Bakery

12. Sweet potato chocolate cake

By My Fussy Eater

13. Spiced tea cake with marrow (GF, DF)

By Intolerant Gourmand

14. Swede and ginger cake

By Sneaky Veg

15. Rhubarb and ginger crumble cake (GF)

By Glutarama

16. Pumpkin pie cupcakes (Vegan and GF)

Hands up who loves cupcakes, but doesn’t enjoy feeling meh after so much sugar! As with all my sweet treats, these little beauts are free from refined sugar, all grains (not just gluten) and dairy. 💖 I’ve used raw organic honey for the sweetener, but you could substitute for maple syrup which would mean they are vegan, as these are also free from egg. 💖 You might be wondering what on earth is in them? The main ingredients here are butternut squash (pumpkin works just as well), ground almonds, coconut flour and flaxseed. The icing is made from cashew nuts, coconut oil, cinnamon and honey. 💖 Overall we’re looking at just over a teaspoon of sweetener per cake, including the icing. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a rather large sugar save when compared to your average cupcake. 💖 Stay tuned for the full recipe, coming to the blog real soon!

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By Mummy Tries

17. Sweet potato brownies

By Celery And Cupcakes

18. Pumpkin cake with dark chocolate drizzle

By Everyday Healthy Recipes

19. Sweet potato cheesecake

By Sneaky Veg

20. Chocolate beetroot cake 

By Love Beetroot

Mandy Mazliah is a vegetarian mum of three whose kids don’t eat vegetables. Read about her efforts to get them to eat their five a day at www.sneakyveg.com

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