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.
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.
- Grease and line 2 x 20cm / 8inch cake tins with baking parchment
- Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.
- Place the dairy free spread / coconut oil with the eggs and sugar alternative in a food processor and process until creamy
- Add the remaining ingredients except the carrots and blitz until smooth.
- Add the carrots and pulse in – you want to keep some texture.
- Divide the cake batter between the two tins.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until cooked through.
- Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 15 minutes then turn out and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile beat together the ingredients for the icing.
- 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.
- 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.
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