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Low Carb Carrot Cake

Jolie Wiener
By: Jolie Wiener
August 12, 2020

We all know that sometimes you need to celebrate a birthday, a celebration, or.. sometimes you just want a piece of cake. That’s life, and that’s more than okay! So, instead of eating a cake that you do not what's inside of it, make your own and make it healthy and low-carb. With a recipe like this, there’s no way anyone will taste the difference! This cake is extremely moist, spiced, and extra creamy! 

Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Carrot Cake:

-4 Eggs

-1/3 cup Olive oil

-2 tsp Vanilla extract

-1 cups Lakanto monkfruit (or sweetener of choice)

-2 cups Almond flour

-2 tbsp Coconut flour

-2 tsp Baking soda

-1/2 tsp Baking powder

-1 tsp Ground nutmeg

-1 tbsp Ground cinnamon

-Pinch of Salt

-1 stick of butter, melted

-1/2 cup pecans or nut of choice, chopped

-2 cups of Carrots, shredded

 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

-8 oz Cream cheese, softened

-1/2 cup Lakanto Powdered Sweetener

-1/2 stick of Butter

-1 tsp Vanilla extract

-1/3 cup Heavy cream

 

Instructions

Carrot Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Set aside two 6in cake pans or one 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, olive oil, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in all other dry ingredients: Sweetener, Almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Blend in melted butter, walnuts, and shredded carrots.
  5. Transfer the batter evenly among the two prepared baking pans. Bake for 30-35 mins. Allow the cake to cool before adding frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Blend all ingredients together. Cream cheese, powdered sweetener, butter, whipping cream, and vanilla extract. (Best results in blender or food processor)

 

Lastly, enjoy! You are able to have a healthy, balanced and most importantly TASTY lifestyle while living with Type 2 Diabetes. Remember that! And if you are lacking inspiration on healthy lunch or dinner menus, we have tons to choose from! 

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