This is a delicious guilt free treat – a paleo carrot cake low in sugar and yet packed with flavour. Using almond flour is a great way to keep the cake gluten free and paleo friendly while also keeping the cake wonderfully moist. I have not added raisins to this cake as I wanted to keep the sugar content low but you could add some for additional flavour if wished.

The dairy free cream cheese icing is so easy to make and a delicious alternative to regular icing.

Low Sugar Paleo Carrot Cake


Makes 1 x 8 inch cake / Serves 12


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

What’s Good About It?

Almond flour is a wonderful paleo friendly flour to use in baking and breads. High in fibre and a good source of protein it provides a lovely nutty flavour to cakes.


  1. Grease and line 2 x 20cm / 8inch cake tins with baking parchment
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.
  3. Place the dairy free spread / coconut oil with the eggs and sugar alternative in a food processor and process until creamy
  4. Add the remaining ingredients except the carrots and blitz until smooth.
  5. Add the carrots and pulse in – you want to keep some texture.
  6. Divide the cake batter between the two tins.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until cooked through.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 15 minutes then turn out and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Meanwhile beat together the ingredients for the icing.
  10. Spread a little icing on one of the cakes as a filling then pipe the remaining on top of the cake. You can decorate with a little orange zest, coconut if wished.
  11. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.


Did You Know?

For extra texture you could add some chopped pecans or walnuts and / or handful of raisins to the cake batter.

5 eggs

120g coconut oil or dairy free spread

100g sugar free sweetener e.g I used this erythritol sugar 

1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

140g Almond Flour

40g desiccated Coconut

1tbsp Lucuma powder

30g Coconut Flour

2 Tsp Baking Powder

2tsp ground cinnamon

2 carrots grated



450g Dairy free cream cheese

60g vanilla protein powder

60g low sugar fine sweetener e.g I used this one