Are you looking for a cake with less calories than you can enjoy without feeling guilty? Well, this berries and oatmeal vanilla cake recipe doesn’t have a lot of sugar but it has a lot of goodness.

This is the perfect cake for a sunday afternoon when you want something good but that is guilt-free.

It serves 12, or more if you cut very thin slices. It comes in at 265 calories per serving, which makes it the perfect cake to eat and not feel guilty about. 

I created this cake for some members of the family who couldn’t eat a lot of sugar. By adding berries, it makes up for the lack of real sugar. 

Don’t be fooled however, this cake is still amasingly sweet and super good. 

If you decide to make this berries and oatmeal vanilla cake and want to change some of the ingredients, here are a few suggestions: it can be other kind of milk and not just oat milk, it can be with butter or margerine, it can be made with brown sugar instead of white sugar, and it can be made with fresh berries or frozen ones.

If you don’t have a 13 inch round pan, you can always use a regular 9 inch pan. The cake will turn out less like a pie and you’ll probably will have to add more berries in order to get one in every bite. Either way, always use baking paper under the cake to make it easier to plate.

Berries and Oatmeal Vanilla Cake

A light sweet cake perfect  with a cup of coffee.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 gr all-purpose-flour
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 120 gr butter
  • 50 gr cornstarch
  • 125 ml oat milk
  • 50 gr rolled oats
  • 150 gr frozen berries or fresh


  • Preheat the oven at 375º F. 
  • Combine the sugar and butter in a bowl and mix until smooth. 
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Set the egg whites aside. add the yolks to the butter and sugar mix. Mix again. 
  • Add the milk and vanilla extract and blend. 
  • Prepare the dry ingredients. Add baking powder, all-purpose-flour, cornstarch and 30 gr of oats in a bowl. Combine. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. 
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff and add them slowly to the batter until fully combined. 
  • Pour the batter into a 13 inch round pan like this one. Add the berries on top, and sprinkle the remaining 20 gr of oats. 
  • Bake at 180ºC for 35 minutes.