How to Make Paleo Carrot Cake?

Paleo Carrot Cake

Finding delicious treats that satisfy your sweet tooth and your dietary restrictions can sometimes feel like a challenge in healthy baking. But fear not—we’re here to introduce you to the delightful world of Paleo Carrot Cake. This comprehensive guide explores everything you need to know about creating the perfect Paleo-friendly carrot cake bursting with flavour and free from grains, dairy, and refined sugars.

What is Paleo Carrot Cake?

paleo carrot cake
paleo carrot cake

Paleo Carrot Cake is a variation of the classic carrot cake recipe that adheres to the principles of the Paleo diet. This means it’s made without grains, dairy, and processed sugars, focusing instead on wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients our ancestors would have consumed.

Why Choose Paleo Carrot Cake?

  • Health Benefits: Paleo Carrot Cake is a dessert packed with nutrients from almond flour, coconut oil, and carrots.
    • Sub-bullet: Carrots contain vitamins and antioxidants, and almond flour has healthy fats and protein.
  • Dietary Restrictions: If you’re following a Paleo lifestyle or have dietary restrictions such as gluten or lactose intolerance, this cake allows you to indulge without worry.
    • Sub-bullet: It’s also suitable for those following a grain-free or dairy-free diet.

How to Make Paleo Carrot Cake

Now that you understand the appeal of Paleo Carrot Cake, let’s dive into how you can make this delectable dessert in your kitchen.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Three large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Warm your oven to 175°F (350°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Mix Soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond flour, and coconut flour in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, maple syrup melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract in another bowl.
  4. Slowly mix the wet and dry parts until everything is well-mixed.
  5. Tuck in the carrots, chopped walnuts, and raisins.
  6. When the cake pan is prepared, stream and spread the batter evenly.
  7. Please put it in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Let the patty cool in the Frier for 10 minutes Before transferring.

Tips for Perfect Paleo Carrot Cake

  • Don’t Overmix: Mix the wet and dry components until combined. Overmixing can result in a dense cake.
  • Grate Fresh Carrots: For the best flavour and texture, use freshly grated carrots rather than pre-packaged ones.
  • Add Texture: Enhance the texture of your cake by adding diced nuts.

Paleo Carrot Cake Frosting Options

No carrot cake is complete without a delicious frosting to top it off. Here are a couple of Paleo-friendly options to consider:

Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup of raw nuts that have been soaked for four hours or overnight
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • Two tablespoons of maple syrup
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Coconut Butter Frosting

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • Two tablespoons of maple syrup
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I make Paleo Carrot Cake ahead of time?

You can, of course! Paleo Carrot Cake can be kept in the fridge for up to five days in a container without air.

Can I freeze Paleo Carrot Cake?

Absolutely! Before freezing for three months, firmly wrap the cake in plastic and aluminium foil.

Can I use a different type of flour?

While almond and coconut flour are commonly used in Paleo baking, you can experiment with other grain-free flours, such as cassava or tapioca.

Is Paleo Carrot Cake suitable for vegans?

You can use maple syrup instead of honey and flax or chia eggs instead of eggs.

Can I omit the nuts and raisins?

Of course! You can adapt the recipe to your tastes and diet.

How can I adjust the sweetness of the cake?

Adjust maple syrup to taste. Add additional, if needed, from the recommended amount.

Can I make cupcakes instead of a cake?

Absolutely! Divide the batter evenly into prepared muffin tins and adjust baking time.

Can I use another oil instead of coconut?

Yes, you can substitute melted ghee or avocado oil for coconut oil.

How to keep the cake from sticking to the pan?

Apply coconut oil or parchment paper to the cake pan before pouring the batter.

Can I add pineapple to the cake?

Adding diced pineapple can be a delicious addition to the cake, but be mindful of the extra moisture it may add to the batter.

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