Hi Randall, Thank you for the feedback. This is a glorious, craggy, carrot-y, carrot cake, just perfect for the first full week of spring. Hi Debi, I haven’t tried it but it would probably work. It has a lot to do with using almond flour. The reviews look so good I have to try this cake! This was my first attempt at any keto baking. Kind regards. Skipped the optional molasses and pineapple extract. You don’t want to get rid of all the moisture, though. It’s very, very tasty and moist- plus the frosting is out of this world! I’m thinking in individual pieces to have on hand. And they love it even though they are not on the Keto diet. You can use a toothpick to check for doneness. My non-keto family had a look of astonishment when they tasted it, skeptical that it was actually low-carb. Cannot wait to try this…the picture made my mouth water and sounds really easy. I found that the texture and flavors were lovely, but it wasn’t very sweet, at all. I’m actually going to make a full size cake for Christmas, it’s good enough for regular non-dieters. My Husband even to seconds! Hi, what an absolutely lovely cake. I have pineapple extract in the recipe for this very reason and recommend using that. Did you by chance use pre-shredded carrots? The muffins would definitely take less time, and the 9×13 pan would probably take more time. Made today and sat eating it with my husband. Or should I melt it first? So I decided to make THIS recipe in a pressure cooker and see how it turned out. . Hi Marcia, I’m so glad you and your family liked the cake! These include molasses, vanilla extract, pineapple extract, and finally eggs, one at a time. I hope it turned out okay for you as well. You don’t really need to drain them, but if they are very wet and oozing water, give them a squeeze first. I have your Allulose powder and crystallized and the Monk Fruit Allulose powder and crystallized. This cake is delicious. Thank you! It was -10 when I got up so it seemed the perfect day to try your carrot cake. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla and blend together until smooth. I want to make this cake – well half of this cake. It works better if the TYPE of sweetener was listed, alphabetically, then by product. Flour was the extra fine almond flour offered at Costco. After you confirm, you'll receive a link to the Members Area where you can download the book, plus I'll email you the quick start guide! I omitted the molasses. Add grated carrot and stir. And how long would you bake them? Spread over the top of the cake after removing from the cake pan. I hope you like it! I’m happy to help you try to troubleshoot what went wrong if you would like to provide more detail. Can I make these into 12 cupcakes instead, do you think? I happened to be the recipient of some fresh home grown carrots and decided to make this cake. Would using parchment paper help or do you have another suggestion? The best keto low carb carrot cake recipe ever! Saturday I am celebrating my 70 years of LIFE along with my Christian brother, business partner and best friend who is celebrating his 77th annual date of his DELIVERY. You could try adding a bunch of eggs and milk, but that would throw off the sweetener balance. Not sure what to look for because most powdered sugars are really overloaded with carbs. I also do not quite understand how to bake with almond flour because it does not hold up well in cakes or cookies. Please come back soon! Hi Karen, The amount of monk fruit depends on the brand; some are pure whereas others contain other ingredients. Bought all the ingredients, using monk fruit sweeter instead of erythritol in both the icing and the cake, and lemon extract instead of pineapple (because I couldn’t find it). Hi Skitch, It might be overbaked if it’s dry, so try reducing the baking time. I love carrot cake with pineapple. Yes, definitely use parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan, and grease the sides. It comes together quickly, doesn’t require a mixer, and gets enrobed in a homemade cream cheese frosting. Set aside. I was concerned about the thickness so moved the batter from a 9×13 to a spring loaded pan. I am glad you liked it, Rita! Almond Flour– Blanched almond flour is preferred, but if you only have access to almond meal/traditional almond flour, that will be fine too.Just be wary that the cake … I don’t have a paleo one yet, but have heard that some people make it with whipped coconut cream. It is delicious and was satiated my hunger for carrot cake. As you found, it’s very drying and requires a totally different recipe, but even then you get a more dense result. But, if this is problematic, feel free to skip it. So darn good! I think it was more like a muffin than cupcake but I was not at all disappointed. Ive made 3 in the past fortnight! I included it because many traditional carrot cake recipes include crushed pineapple, and this was a great way to get the same flavor. Most likely you’d need to make multiple adjustments to the recipe, because replacing some erythritol with pineapple would make the batter more runny, and the cake might not set. Do you know the baking time and temperature for making these into cupcakes instead of a cake? I also left out the nuts since none of my family much cares for them, so I think that helped. Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe. Be sure to wrap it tightly and place it in a freezer-safe container. Thank you for your lovely recipe. STEP 1 – Making the frosting. Thank you so much. This is my first cake so, appreciate any suggestions you can provide. Also, there is a video in the recipe card if you would like a visual reference on what the batter and final should look like. I just can’t handle the taste of erythritol. Cream together the butter and erythritol, then beat in the remaining wet ingredients. Like cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. James Beard, etc !!! I couldn’t stop there so had another…… very naughty but worth it. The whole family loved them! Are you able to make this in a loaf instead? Thank you so much for this recipe:). Husband loved it immediately though. I have a question, can I freeze it? I’d start checking after 22 min and every few min after until a toothpick comes out clean. We hate spam and promise to keep your email address safe. Everyone truly loved it. Will make this for my husband’s birthday April 6th as carrot cake is his favorite. The rise starts to happen as soon as all the ingredients come together in the batter. Again, thanks for the recipe. I hope you have more yummy recipes for low carb dieting! How long did you bake it in the 13 x 9 pan; and did you need to double the frosting (as called for in the 2-layer version)? This simple … Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ this lovely grain free cake is made with almond flour so it’s tender and moist, but don’t worry, all the goodies you love in a classic carrot cake recipe are in there! Thank you so very much for this recipe! Maya’s recipes are amazing!! My guest couldn’t believe that it was made with almond flour and swerve. Hi Jacky, You can, though the result will be a little different. Thank you. Thanks for stopping by! Other than that you can add more butter if you’d like but I didn’t find that necessary. Hi Chris, Sorry about that. Of course I will make it again. This cake is amazing!!! I found a dairy-free cream cheese frosting recipe and used that recipe. Whisk together the eggs with salt, almond extract and maple syrup until frothy. Thanks so much! I’m sugar-free and low carb also so this recipe pleased us both. You can enter the recipe into an online recipe calculator to get nutrition counts without the frosting. I used Switch from Thrive Market as the sweetener for the cake, that was all I had. Many people following keto do net carbs, not counting fiber in the carb count. This is a delicious carrot cake recipe! Line 10 cups of standard muffin tin with paper or foil liners. Hi Brittany, It is a blend that includes erythritol. I think mine was even more impressive! A piece has 5.5g net carbs. I bought Pyure all purpose. I did not use the optional molasses or extract – and I used ‘I cant believe it’s not butter’ (don’t be mad) and Splenda for the frosting i used I cant believe it’s not butter and light cream cheese and Splenda. Sounds delicious! I use both the molasses and pineapple extract (which I could find anywhere and I ordered it online). Can these be made into muffins? I hope you get the chance to try it! For those that are keto, you may be wondering how there could possibly be a keto carrot cake. Thanks! I changed butter for coconut oil. Love your recipes. I tried this recipe with beets (1 cup) and zucchini (1/2 cup) instead of carrots. And finally add in the buttermilk that you had set aside. I hope you love it! my mom loved them even without the frosting lol they were moist, delicious, and healthy i used leftover carrot pulp from my juicer and you couldnt even see any carrot pieces. It worked perfectly, we both loved it!!! The steps for how to make sugar-free carrot cake are surprisingly easy. Excellent 5 star recipe. You can also use a toothpick to test for doneness. I LOVE this recipe!! Wholesome Yum is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Oh yes, I also replaced the vanilla extract with vanilla paste in the cake and frosting. Stir the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. You can also omit it, too! Let it cool for at least 20 minutes before attempting to remove. I overcooked the cake a bit so it broke when removed from silicon pan but no matter. Thanks. Even with the confectioners swerve I still found the frosting a bit grainy, but my dad thought it was great. This cake is sooooo good! Yay! My carrots were manually shredded (by me). Healthy Carrot Cake A healthy carrot cake recipe that is gluten free, is very easy to make, is frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. I tried it and the one thing that a couple people commented about was that the cake didn’t have a very “carroty” taste. I made this and it is DIVINE! Nutrition info includes the frosting, based on this sugar-free cream cheese frosting recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it! Thank you. Reduced the amount of pecans as I didn’t have much left at home. I am so thankful I found your website through Pinterest. I teased this recipe over on Instagram a couple of … I actually froze some from the summer, salted and drained already. For the glaze for half the cake: 1/4C coconut oil, 1/4C coconut butter, 1T powdered erythritol and 1/8 tsp pineapple extract. SO DELICIOUS! Yes it’s net carbs. If you are able to tolerate grass-fed butter, I recommend leaving that as is. Be sure to use liners so they don’t stick! In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, oil and agave; Stir carrots and pecans into wet ingredients; Stir wet ingredients into dry; Scoop a heaping ¼ cup batter into a paper lined muffin pan; Bake at 325°F for 18 to 22 minutes Hi Brandi. It was great. The only thing I added to the recipe was 2 tsp of ground ginger and 1 tsp of nutmeg. The oven time will probably be around 25 minutes. Thanks! Can’t wait to try this cake – it will be for my 66th birthday cake next week! Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you’ll try this again with almond flour. Made for my husband’s birthday, turned out amazing. I’d been hungry for carrot cake for a long time. Thanks so much for this one! I know that’s a bit of a stretch, but I hope you won’t get caught up on the ingredient count. Hi Susie, Erythritol is a sugar alcohol and Allulose is a rare type of sugar. I cannot buy erythritol where I am but stevia is everywhere and I HATE the aftertaste. I’m in the middle of making the cake, and I noticed that the butter Lakanto mixture started to curdle by the time i added pineapple extract and eggs. Hi Joy, I do not have a coconut flour substitution for this recipe. I need a sweetener that doesn’t spike insulin – so no coconut sugar. I chopped, instead of grated, the carrots (due to time constraints). Thank you, Conni! Thanks, can’t wait to hear and make carrot cake. », 25 Best Gluten free Christmas Cookie Recipes, Lemon Ginger Healthy Baked Salmon (perfect for meal prep), 53 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes to make your menu with, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-OEAklbbl8. The version I make is neither dairy-free nor paleo, but you can easily swap it with any frosting you like. I have an article that goes into more detail about keto sweeteners and their differences here: Sugar-Free Keto Sweeteners. Now I don’t have to miss it. Hi Shakira, It will take longer to bake through, but the recipe will work fine in a loaf pan. Well… I forgot to get cream cheese. Dense, moist, sweet, full of flavour. this is def a recipe i’ll use again and again. Based on experience baking other almond flour and butter predominate recipes, after about 15 minutes of cooling after baking I put each cake on a plate upside down so that the butter doesn’t all run down to the bottom, and then put the cakes in the fridge to solidify the butter while it redistributes. Hi Brittany, There is a video for this carrot cake in the recipe card. Thanks for the recipe!!xx. Top with the remaining chopped pecans. Hello, can I add crushed pineapple to the recipe? 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