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2 Ingredient No Bake Berry Cloud Cake (No Flour, Eggs, Sugar, Butter or Oil)

This unique no bake dessert looks like a cake but feels like you are eating a cloud. It is very fluffy and melts in your mouth. This dessert is just 2 ingredients and doesn’t require any flour, eggs, added sugar, butter or oil.
a slice of berry cloud cake on a plate.

This is such a fun dessert to eat. It looks like a cake but it’s not quite a cake. It is also a very low calorie dessert. I think it’s perfect for when you are craving dessert but still want to eat healthy as well.

I previously made an Apple Cloud Cake which was really fun, but this version has even more flavor. The original apple cloud cake is fun to make and eat, but the taste is a bit plain. I’ve been trying to come up with new flavors and this version has been my favorite. The berries add a tartness to the cake that makes it more flavorful.

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened Mixed Berry Applesauce
  • Unflavored gelatin powder

Gelatin Powder: This recipe is made with unflavored gelatin powder. It will not work with flavored gelatin (like Jello). It also will not work with agar powder.

Unsweetened Mixed Berry Applesauce: Any flavored applesauce will work but you must use unsweetened applesauce. Sweetened applesauce will not work. It makes the batter too heavy and too wet. If you can’t find any flavored unsweetened applesauce, you can use regular plain unsweetened applesauce.

Substitutions

When I first shared my apple cloud cake, I thought there would be so many other versions I could make with other fruit. Unfortunately, it turns out this cake only works with a limited set of ingredients. Many fruits don’t work because of their high sugar content (bananas, etc). Fruits with too much water content also don’t work.

The best results I’ve had have been with pure unsweetened applesauce or unsweetened applesauce mixed with other flavors. So flavors like unsweetened blueberry applesauce, unsweetened strawberry applesauce and unsweetened mixed berry applesauce.
overhead shot of the cake.

How to Make No Bake Cloud Cake

The gelatin is dissolved in the berry applesauce. It is then whipped for about 15 minutes or until triple the volume and soft peaks form. As it is mixing, the mixture should look like whipped cream. It will immediately deflate once you stop the mixer but if you dip your beater into the mixture, it should be able to hold a soft peak.
photo of the whipped applesauce on a beater.

Cloud Cake Texture

When you cut into this cake, it looks like a cake. But when you bite into it, it immediately melts in your mouth. The texture is almost like a very airy marshmallow.

As it melts in your mouth, you will taste the flavored applesauce. You don’t taste the gelatin. It is tart and slightly sweet.
slices of frosted cloud cake.

More No Bake Recipes

2 Ingredient No Bake Berry Cloud Cake

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This 2 ingredient no bake dessert looks like a cake and feels like you are eating a cloud. It is incredibly light and fluffy and melts in your mouth.
4.71 from 31 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups (408 g) unsweetened mixed berry applesauce
  • 4 1/2 tsp (15 g) unflavored gelatin powder

Instructions

  • Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • Add applesauce and gelatin to a large heat-proof mixing bowl. Whisk until gelatin is fully incorporated. The gelatin powder should make your applesauce thick and a little chunky.
  • Using the double boiler method on the stove, dissolve the gelatin completely. When the gelatin is dissolved, your mixture should become thinner and smoother. The applesauce should feel warm to the touch, but not hot. Be careful to not let the mixture get hot or boil. Remove bowl from stove and let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool to room temperature.
  • Pour applesauce mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the wire whisk attachment, beat on highest speed for about 15 minutes. Your mixture should more than triple in volume and should look like airy whipped cream. When you stop your mixer, your wire whisk should be able to hold a soft peak. See photo in post for reference.
  • Pour applesauce mixture into your prepared pan. Use a spatula to spread it evenly across and smooth the surface. Place into fridge for at least 1 hour to set.
  • Keep the cake in the fridge until ready to serve. Before serving, you can first decorate the cake with whipped cream or other frosting. Slice cake with a very large and sharp knife. The cake is best served chilled. Store any uneaten cake in the fridge.

Notes

  • This recipe must be made with unsweetened applesauce. Sweetened applesauce will not work because the added sugar makes the cake batter too dense and moist. See post for more details of other potential flavors.
  • This berry cloud cake is tart from the berry applesauce. It doesn’t really have much sweetness to it. If you are on a low sugar diet, I don’t think you will mind. The cake is flavorful even though it’s not sweet.
  • If you want to add sweetness, it has to be in the form of the frosting. I made a whipped cream frosting lightly sweetened with sugar. The whipped cream can also be sweetened with stevia or other sugar substitutes. 
  • I recommend using a stand mixer if you have one to mix this. You do need to whip the batter for about 15 minutes on highest speed and it’s just easier to do with a stand mixer. There is also less splatter because a stand mixer bowl is generally deeper.
  • The double boiler method is a stovetop method used to heat up your applesauce mixture using indirect heat. Use a saucepan that is smaller than your mixing bowl and add about 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer. You want to choose a saucepan where you will be able to place the bowl on top that fits snugly and won't touch the water in the saucepan. Once the water has reached a simmer, place your mixing bowl on top. Stir applesauce mixture with whisk to dissolve the gelatin as the mixture begins to heat up. Be careful to not let the mixture boil or get too hot.
  • For the whipped cream frosting, add 1 cup of cold heavy cream and 3 tbsp of sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat on highest speed until stiff peaks form.  You can add more or less sugar to taste. You can substitute the sugar with stevia or other sugar substitutes. You can also use Cool Whip instead. 
  • I used Mott's no sugar added Mixed Berry Applesauce and Knox unflavored gelatin powder.
  • Estimated nutrition does not include frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 19kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, NET CARBS: 3g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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176 comments on “2 Ingredient No Bake Berry Cloud Cake (No Flour, Eggs, Sugar, Butter or Oil)”

  1. Very light and fluffy. Melts in your mouth. I didn’t add whipped cream due to the fat and sugar, but I know that would have made it even better. I used strawberry applesauce and sliced fresh strawberries on top for serving.

  2. Unfortunately we tried this and have to agree it “just tastes like applesauce.”

  3. I made this today with homemade whipped cream I used monk fruit to make the whipped cream I used 3 packs of the knox unflavored gelatin and 5 1/2 of the unsweetened berry applesauce cause I had to use a 13 inch pan it came out good I had a nice size piece was tempted to get a second but didn’t

  4. Sounds delicious & being low calorie & easy to prepare is great

  5. It was ok! Pretty much like expected. It looked great, but ultimately tasted just like different textured apple sauce. But what can you expect when that’s one of two ingredients lol

  6. Wonderful! My husband spotted this recipe and asked me to try it. We top it when serving with a little bit of whipped cream and some fresh berries. Perfect summertime dessert and not laden with fat, refined sugar or calories. He is very picky about food but loves this dessert. The stores are out of mixed berry applesauce now – probably from a zillion people finding this recipe and giving it a try. I had to get strawberry kiwi for the 2nd batch – it is equally delicious.

  7. Hi, I live in Australia, and have no idea what applesauce is! Is it pureed apple? Thanks.

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