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Sponge Cake, Common Desserts
Calories, Nutrition, Carbs, Fiber, Fats

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

The Sponge Cake, An Innocent Dessert

There are desserts....and then there are desserts. The sponge cake is one that can easily fit into most weight loss plans.

It is often referred to as 'angel food' cake because it is snow white and pure, and it's also light and fluffy - like it might fly off the dessert plate!

It can also be enjoyed without the frosting. In fact, I don't think it's very tasty when iced. The sponge cake recipe uses a lot of egg whites and they seem to collide with the frosting. But that's just me; others may thoroughly approve.

The reason why I think that 'angel food' is appropriate is due to its minimal number of calories contained therein. A serving contains about 100 calories. What a diet deal!

Toppings for Your Angel Food Cake

Fresh sliced fruit makes an exceptional, healthy option as a topping for sponge cake.

Drizzle some fruit puree on top of the fresh sliced fruit to take it to another tasty level.

Add a dollop of whipped topping OR real whipped cream. A serving of regular whip cream in a spray can actually contains less than a serving of most brands of whipped topping. And it's the real deal.

Simply add a serving of whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut.

OR, add a slice of pineapple to the top of your cake, sprinkle with one teaspoon of either dark or light brown sugar, add a sweet cherry from a jar, and top it off with a serving of whipped cream.

If you purchase the round sponge cakes at your local market, most have an indentation on the top due to the manufacturer's baking methods OR molds.

A chocolate ganache can fill that space. The traditional ganache recipe creates a soft chocolate. Top with whipped cream - or add slices of sweet strawberries before added the topping.

Calories, Nutrition Facts in Desserts, Cakes, Pies

The pies and angel food cake are based on one slice from an eight-inch round pie or cake. We have included the full nutritional facts for sponge cake below as well as for chocolate cake with frosting and brownies so you can compare the nutritional differences.

Nutrition Facts: Sponge Cake Units 100 Grams 1 Ounce 1 Slice, 38 Grams
Energy, Caloric Values kcal 289 82 110
Protein g 5.40 1.53 2.05
Total lipid (fat) g 2.70 0.77 1.03
Carbohydrate, by difference g 61.10 17.32 23.22
Fiber, total dietary g 0.5 0.1 0.2
Sugars, total g 36.66 10.39 13.93
Calcium, Ca mg 70 20 27
Iron, Fe mg 2.72 0.77 1.03
Magnesium, Mg mg 11 3 4
Phosphorus, P mg 137 39 52
Potassium, K mg 99 28 38
Sodium, Na mg 141 40 54
Zinc, Zn mg 0.51 0.14 0.19
Vitamin C mg 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thiamin mg 0.243 0.069 0.092
Riboflavin mg 0.269 0.076 0.102
Niacin mg 1.932 0.548 0.734
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.052 0.015 0.020
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 71 20 27
Vitamin B-12 g 0.24 0.07 0.09
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 44 12 17
Vitamin A, IU IU 154 44 59
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.24 0.07 0.09
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) g 0.3 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D IU 12 3 5
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) g 0.2 0.1 0.1
Saturated Fat g 0.802 0.227 0.305
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.949 0.269 0.361
Polyunsaturated Fat g 0.448 0.127 0.170
Cholesterol mg 102 29 39


Chocolate Cake with Frosting

Dessert Selection Nutrition Notes Calories in 1 Slice

Angel Food Cake

Great diet choice!


Boston Cream Pie

Moderate in fat.


Apple Pie

High in sodium and fat.


Banana Cream Pie

High in sodium and calories.


Blackberry Pie

High in sodium.


Cherry Pie

Moderate in fat; high in calories.


Chocolate Cream Pie

High in fat.


Custard Pie

High in fat and calories and cholesterol.


Lemon Chiffon Pie

Moderate in fat.


Lemon Meringue Pie

High in sodium and calories.


Mince Pie

High in sodium - over 500 mg per slice.


Peach Pie

High in calories and sodium.



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