The Secret Ingredient in These 13 Low-Carb Dessert Recipes Is…Cauliflower

cherry coconut cauliflower ice cream cake recipe
Unconventional Baker

OK, we admit it. Baking with cauliflower sounds really weird. But you love carrot cake and zucchini bread, right? They get their delicious moisture from grated veggies. So let’s put cauliflower to work in the same way. Rice it, and it’s the perfect low-carb, starchy, neutral-tasting substitute for all-purpose flour. Bring on the cauli cakes, brownies and puddings.

gluten free vegan lemon cake recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Gluten-Free, Vegan Lemon Cake

This beauty gets its creamy texture from avocado.

gluten free vegan chocolate cauliflower bars recipe
Nirvana Cakery


Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower Bars

A sprinkle of cocoa nibs takes this treat over the top.

cherry cauliflower cake recipe
Unconventional Baker


Cherry Coconut Cauliflower Ice Cream Cake

A lightened-up, nut-free alternative to cashew-based cakes.

cauliflower chocolate lollies pistachio dust recipe
Veggie Desserts


Cauliflower and Chocolate Lollies with Pistachio Dust

No cream, no milk, no problem.

citrus vanilla cauliflower cake recipe
Butter Sugar Flowers


Citrus Vanilla Cauliflower Cake

Lemon and orange zest pair perfectly with the cruciferous veggie’s earthy flavor.

vegan strawberry cheesecake recipe
Our Four Forks


Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan (with zero flavor sacrificed).

cauliflower protein brownies
Honestly Healthy


Cauliflower Protein Brownies

Just look at that gorgeous cashew butter swirl.

vegan chocoalte buttercream recipe
84th & 3rd


Vegan Chocolate Buttercream

Hate sickly sweet frosting? This one’s for you.

cauliflower raspberry cheesecake recipe
I Quit Sugar


Cauliflower and Raspberry Cheesecake

Pretty in pink.

chocolate caulifower cake salted cinnamon caramel icing recipe
Veggie Desserts


Chocolate Cauliflower Cake with Salted Cinnamon Caramel Icing

Is your mouth watering yet?

cauliflower white chocolate fruit dip recipe
Unconventional Baker


Cauliflower White Chocolate Fruit Dip

Dip blackberries into fluffy, cloud-like cream.

healthier triple chocolate cupcakes recipe
Chocolate and Carrots


Healthier Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Have two.

paleo cauliflower rice pudding
Cheap Recipe Blog


Paleo Cauliflower Rice Pudding

It’s completely guilt-free.

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Food Editor

From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?