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Healthy Grapefruit Yogurt Cake… Baked in a Grapefruit! (refined sugar free, low carb, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Grapefruit Yogurt Cake... Baked in a Grapefruit!

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
This Healthy Grapefruit Yogurt Cake is baked inside a grapefruit! And it's sugar free, low carb, low fat, high protein, high fiber, and gluten free too!


  • 3 Grapefruits (2 for the cakes, 1 for zesting)
  • 56g (½ cup) Coconut Flour
  • 48g (¼ cup) Granulated Erythritol (or dry sweetener of choice)
  • ¾ tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • 82g (⅓ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 80g (⅓ cup) Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 57g (¼ cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp, packed, Grapefruit Zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • ½ tsp Natural Butter Flavor


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a jelly roll pan with foil.  Place 2 mini tart molds on the pan.
  • Slice the tops off of 2 grapefruits (slice the top ¼ off).
  • Using a spoon, swirl inside the grapefruit to separate the segments from the pith. Scoop the fillings into a bowl (snack on it while you make the cake!). Use a spoon to get any other portions of the filling out (be careful not to scrape off the pith).
  • Place the empty grapefruits into the mini tart molds so that they stand upright.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, milk, yogurt, eggs, zest and extracts.  Whisk vigorously until the entire mixture is even.
  • Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk vigorously so that there are no clumps.  When the mixture is even, carefully pour the batter into the grapefruit molds.  It should fill up about half of the grapefruits, but don't worry, it'll rise to the top as it bakes.
  • Bake for ~65 minutes, or until the surface of the cakes spring back when tapped.  Let cool completely.  Slice the grapefruits in half and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Grapefruit Yogurt Cake... Baked in a Grapefruit!
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 2 fudge cubes)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 220mg10%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes