Good Question: Low-Sugar Cake?

Here's a good question from Amanda; do you have any suggestions on a low-sugar cake for her?
My dad has recently been given the heads up that if he keeps on eating like a single man who hates to cook, he's going to be diabetic in no time. His birthday is coming up and I want to make him a delicious cake that won't help push him over the edge, but still tastes good. This would be a simple task, however, he really hates the taste of artificial sweeteners and can detect them from miles away. Any suggestions on a tasty, low-sugar cake?
Amanda, we do have a good cake for you in our archives. It's Sara Kate's Harvest Cake, which she made for her daughter's second birthday. It gets all its sweetness from vegetables (yes, vegetables!), raisins, and maple syrup. It even has a creamy goat cheese icing to go with it, although you could substitute cream cheese if you'd prefer.

Recipe: Harvest Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

We'll throw this out to the readers, too; any ideas for low-sugar cakes without artificial sweeteners?

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