Cholesterol Content of Cakes

The cholesterol content of cakes is high. They also have high fat content, that is equally bad for your health. Most of the cakes contain trans-fatty acids (hydrogenated fats), which is even worse than the cholesterol and is also responsible for high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

The cholesterol in some cakes and candies is significant. Also they contain too much sugars which is Sponge cack, pineapple cake and pound cake contain too much cholesterol, not good for your health.

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Compiled from USDA Nutrient Database.

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Cholesterol inWt (g)Common MeasureChol per Measure
Cake, angelfood, commercially prepared281 piece0
Cake, angelfood, dry mix, prepared501 piece0
Cake, boston cream pie, commercially prepared921 piece34
Cake, chocolate, commercially prepared with chocolate frosting641 piece27
Cake, chocolate, prepared from recipe without frosting951 piece55
Cake, fruitcake, commercially prepared431 piece2
Cake, gingerbread, prepared from recipe741 piece24
Cake, pineapple upside-down, prepared from recipe1151 piece25
Cake, pound, commercially prepared, butter281 piece62
Cake, pound, commercially prepared, fat-free281 slice0
Cake, shortcake, biscuit-type, prepared from recipe651 shortcake2
Cake, snack cakes, creme-filled, chocolate with frosting501 cupcake9
Cake, snack cakes, creme-filled, sponge42.51 cake7
Cake, snack cakes, cupcakes, chocolate, with frosting, low-fat431 cupcake0
Cake, sponge, commercially prepared301 shortcake31
Cake, sponge, prepared from recipe631 piece107
Cake, white, prepared from recipe with coconut frosting1121 piece1
Cake, white, prepared from recipe without frosting741 piece1
Cake, yellow, commercially prepared, with chocolate frosting641 piece35
Cake, yellow, commercially prepared, with vanilla frosting641 piece35
Candies, caramels10.11 piece1
Candies, caramels, chocolate-flavor roll71 piece0
Candies, carob28.351 oz1
Candies, confectioner's coating, white1701 cup36
Candies, fudge, chocolate, prepared-from-recipe171 piece3
Candies, fudge, chocolate, with nuts, prepared-from-recipe191 piece2
Candies, fudge, vanilla with nuts, prepared-from-recipe151 piece2
Candies, fudge, vanilla, prepared-from-recipe161 piece3
Candies, gumdrops, starch jelly pieces7410 worms0
Candies, gumdrops, starch jelly pieces2210 bears0
Candies, gumdrops, starch jelly pieces4.21 medium0
Candies, hard61 piece0
Candies, hard31 small piece0
Candies, jellybeans28.3510 large0
Candies, KIT KAT Wafer Bar421 bar (1.5 oz)4
Candies, M&M MARS, "M&M's" Peanut Chocolate Candies2010 pieces2
Candies, M&M MARS, "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies710 pieces1
Candies, M&M MARS, MARS MILKY WAY Bar611 bar (2.15 oz)9
Candies, M&M MARS, MARS MILKY WAY Bar181 fun size bar3
Candies, M&M MARS, SNICKERS Bar571 bar (2 oz)7
Candies, M&M MARS, STARBURST Fruit Chews51 piece0
Candies, marshmallows501 cup0
Candies, milk chocolate441 bar (1.55 oz)10
Candies, milk chocolate coated peanuts4010 pieces4
Candies, milk chocolate coated raisins1010 pieces0
Candies, milk chocolate, with almonds411 bar (1.45 oz)8
Candies, MR. GOODBAR Chocolate Bar491 bar (1.75 oz)5
Candies, NESTLE, BUTTERFINGER Bar and Dessert Topping71 fun size bar0
Candies, NESTLE, CRUNCH Bar and Dessert Topping441 bar (1.55 oz)6
Candies, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups451 package (contains 2)3
Candies, semisweet chocolate1681 cup0
Candies, SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Bar8.41 miniature0
Carambola, (starfruit), raw1081 cup0
Carambola, (starfruit), raw911 fruit0

The dietary cholesterol is not an essential nutrient as the body makes its own cholesterol.

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