Keto Carrot Cake Recipe (Easter Basket Bliss)

Keto Carrot Cake Recipe
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Healthy Keto Carrot Cake Recipe
Indulge in a delectable keto carrot cake, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while staying on track with your low-carb lifestyle. Rich, moist, and topped with creamy frosting—pure bliss in every bite!

Greetings to all my fitness freaks from Austin, the man behind Beyond The Bayou Blog. Today, I bring you all a recipe that is not only gonna satisfy your sweet tooth but at the same time will also not gonna overwhelm you with the regret you usually have after having your favorite dessert. So presenting to you all one such low-calorie recipe: Keto Carrot Cake.

For a quick answer to your why keto carrot cake? Let me tell you this is a recipe involving low-carb ingredients like almond flour or coconut flour, which are higher in healthy fats and lower in carbs compared to regular flour and not gonna disturb your diet routine.

I remember I learned this recipe from one of my cousins who is a nutritional and health coach and often suggests some healthy recipes to her clients to help them satisfy their cravings. I overheard my cousin talking about Keto Mug Cake, Protein Mug Cake, and keto carrot cake and I found the last one along with its concept pretty interesting and asked her the recipe for it. Finally today we are gonna kick start our journey of being healthy without making compromises. So, bring your apron, gather your equipment, and be ready for a quick guide to today’s recipe. You can also serve this recipe during Easter gathering.

Are Carrots Good for Keto?

Carrots can definitely have a place in a keto diet, but it’s all about moderation. They’re a bit higher in carbs compared to other veggies, but they’re still packed with essential nutrients like vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. These nutrients are crucial for overall health, supporting things like good vision and a healthy digestive system. Plus, the fiber in carrots can help keep you feeling full and satisfied, which is always a plus when you’re watching your carb intake.

Including carrots in your keto meals can add a pop of color and flavor without throwing off your macros too much. Just be mindful of portion sizes and try to balance them out with lower-carb veggies. With a bit of planning, you can enjoy the nutritional benefits of carrots while still sticking to your keto goals.

Overview: How To Make Keto Carrot Cake?

Keto Carrot Cake Recipe


Hey there, foodies! Today, I’ve got a delicious recipe for a homemade keto carrot cake that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your healthy eating goals. To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cake pans by greasing them and lining the bottom with parchment paper.

Next, whisk together all the dry ingredients, then mix in the carrots, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract until everything’s combined. Don’t forget to stir in those tasty pecans for an extra crunch! Scoop the batter into your pans and bake for 22-30 minutes until set in the middle.

Once cooled, whip up a creamy frosting using cream cheese, butter, vanilla, sour cream, and powdered sweetener. Spread it over the cooled cake and sprinkle with more nuts if desired. A decadent, low-carb treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!

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Keto Carrot Cake Recipe

Healthy Keto Carrot Cake Recipe

Indulge in a delectable keto carrot cake, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while staying on track with your low-carb lifestyle. Rich, moist, and topped with creamy frosting—pure bliss in every bite!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 429kcal
Author: Austin Carter
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Large circle cake pan or two 6-inch pans
  • Parchment Paper
  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cooling Rack
  • Hand or stand mixer

Ingredients

For Carrot Cake:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar free sweetener
  • 1,1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute
  • 1,1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1,1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup oosely packed grated carrots
  • 4 egg
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sugar Free Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar-free sweetener

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare cake pans by greasing and lining with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix in carrots, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Scoop batter into pans and bake according to size until set in the middle.
  • Let cakes cool completely before frosting.
  • Make frosting by whipping together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, sour cream, and powdered sweetener.
  • Top with nuts if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 40g

Time for The Tips!

Keto Carrot Cake Recipe

  1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure your eggs, butter, and cream cheese are at room temperature before mixing. This helps them blend more evenly into the batter and frosting, resulting in a smoother texture.
  2. Proper Greasing: Use a pastry brush or paper towel to evenly grease the cake pans, ensuring every nook and cranny is covered. This prevents sticking and ensures easy removal of the cake after baking.
  3. Even Batter Distribution: When scooping the batter into the cake pans, use a spatula to spread it evenly and level the surface. This helps the cake bake uniformly, preventing lopsided layers.
  4. Check for Doneness: Oven temperatures can vary, so it’s essential to check the cakes a few minutes before the minimum baking time is up. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake—if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, it’s ready.
  5. Cooling Completely: Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pans before attempting to remove them. This prevents them from breaking apart and ensures they retain their shape.
  6. Frosting Consistency: For a smooth and fluffy frosting, make sure your cream cheese, butter, and sour cream are well softened before whipping. Gradually add the powdered sweetener to avoid clumps and continue whipping until light and creamy.
  7. Customize Your Frosting: Feel free to customize your frosting with additional flavors like cinnamon or nutmeg for a seasonal twist. You can also sprinkle toasted coconut or chopped nuts on top for added texture and flavor.

Storing and Managing Leftovers!

  • For Storing: Keep the cake covered in the refrigerator to prevent it from getting soggy in the center and drying out around the edges. The cake will stay fresh for up to 1 week.
  • For freezing: Place individual slices of the carrot cake in a sealable container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What to choose from almond flour and coconut flour?

A: Choose almond flour for a denser, more moist texture and nutty flavor. Opt for coconut flour if you prefer a lighter texture and slightly sweet taste in your recipes.

Q: Can we make muffins from keto carrot cake?

A: Absolutely! You can easily transform keto carrot cake batter into delicious muffins. Just portion the batter into muffin tins and bake until golden and fluffy for a tasty grab-and-go treat.

Q: Can we use chocolate in keto carrot cake?

A: Absolutely! While traditional chocolate might not fit into a strict keto diet due to its sugar content, you can use unsweetened cocoa powder or sugar-free chocolate chips for a low-carb twist.

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