Low Calories Dessert

Best Diet Dessert Recipes

You don’t need to deprive your sweet tooth when you’re watching your weight. Our best diet dessert recipes, including low-calorie cake recipes, low-calorie brownie recipes, low-calorie mousse recipes and more diet desserts, are low-calorie desserts to end your meal on a sweet note. Our best low-calorie desserts are the perfect way to keep you feeling satisfied when you’re dieting.

Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound CakeThis wonderful rich, sweet lemon pound cake is downright zingy and the candied lemon slices are a beautiful bittersweet topping that’s better than frosting. The best part, though: when you taste it you won’t miss all the butter we cut out compared with a traditional pound cake recipe.

Rocky Road Brownies
Rocky Road Brownies

These super-rich brownies made chocolaty with plenty of cocoa powder have less fat than other brownies, but stay extra gooey and good with marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chunks on top.

Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Strawberry Pandowdy
Cherry Sorbet
Warm Chocolate Pudding
Warm Chocolate Pudding

This warm pudding has a marvelous deep chocolaty flavor, but it’s low in fat and super-quick to make. Don’t skimp on the quality of cocoa with this one–treat yourself to the good stuff.

Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Chocolate Decadence
Chilled Key Lime Mousse
Chilled Key Lime Mousse

This refreshing chilled Key lime mousse is a perfect union of cream and foam, tangy lime and soft sweet custard. The method is simple but a little unusual–you make a custard with fresh Key lime juice rather than milk or cream. Key limes, which are about the size of a Ping-Pong ball, are wonderfully fragrant and more acidic than regular limes. They are available all year at well-stocked supermarkets. If you can’t find them, by all means use regular limes.

Vanilla-Pomegranate Parfaits
Vanilla-Pomegranate Parfaits

Rich, creamy, vanilla bean-flecked pudding tempers the tart-sweet pomegranate compote. Pick out small, festive glass dessert dishes for this pretty parfait.

Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

We love that Bundt cakes don’t demand frosting–just let a sweet lemon glaze run over the poppy-seed cake and you’ve got perfection.

Creamy Chocolate Gelato