How Many Calories Does A Piece of Cake Have?

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Cake is a delicious dessert but it can be loaded with calories. The flavor, type, method of preparation and whether its iced or contains a filling all factor in to the calorie content of a piece of cake.

Calories in Chocolate Cake

One piece of commercially prepared chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, weighing 64 g, contains 235 calories with 10.5 g of total fat with 15 percent daily value for saturated fat. Commercial chocolate cake has 27 mg of cholesterol, 9 percent DV; 34.9 g of carbohydrates, 1.8 g fiber, 214 mg sodium, 128 mg potassium and 2.6 g of protein, lists U.S. Department of Agriculture national nutrient database. If you prepare the chocolate cake from a recipe, one 95-g piece, without frosting, contains 237 calories. Fat content is 9.7 g with 3-1/2 g saturated fat. Baked chocolate cake has 37 mg of cholesterol, 34.2 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 202 mg sodium, 90 mg potassium and 3.4 g of protein.

Calories in Yellow Cake

Commercially prepared yellow cake with vanilla frosting has fewer calories than its chocolate counterpart. A 64 g piece contains 239 calories, 84 from fat. Yellow cake made from a recipe, without frosting, contains 231 calories, 89 from fat, according to the USDA.

The Best Choice

Angel food cake has fewer calories and fat than regular cake. One 28 g piece of a commercially prepared cake contains 72 calories with negligible fat and no cholesterol. Commercial angel food cake has 16.2 mg of carbohydrate and 1.7 g protein. If you were to prepare the angel food cake from a mix, one 28 g piece, without frosting, also contains 72 calories, with no fat or cholesterol and the same amount of carbohydrate, according to the USDA.

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