Low carb carrot cake

Low carb carrot cake

Yes! You can bake your cake and eat it too, with this delectable gluten-free low carb carrot cake. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, this moist and nutty cake is big on flavor. Don't forget the cream cheese frosting to round it all off. About that frosting, we like to slather it on thick – what's your ideal cake to frosting ratio?

Low carb carrot cake

Yes! You can bake your cake and eat it too, with this delectable gluten-free low carb carrot cake. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, this moist and nutty cake is big on flavor. Don't forget the cream cheese frosting to round it all off. About that frosting, we like to slather it on thick – what's your ideal cake to frosting ratio?
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

Cake
  • 3 3 large egglarge eggs
  • ¾ cup (313 oz.) 180 ml (95 g) powdered erythritol
  • 3½ oz. 100 g butter, melted
  • 7 oz. (1 cup) 200 g (260 ml) Greek yogurt (0% fat)
  • 4 oz. (45 cup) 110 g (200 ml) shredded carrotshredded carrots
  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) 350 ml (170 g) almond flour
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • 3½ oz. (1 cup) 100 g (240 ml) walnuts, roughly chopped
Frosting
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter, room temperature
  • 11 oz. (113 cups) 300 g (300 ml) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
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Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°C (175°C).
  2. Add eggs, sweetener, melted butter, and yogurt to a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the rest of the cake ingredients to the same bowl and stir until combined.
  4. Line a 9-inch (23 cm) springform, or cake pan, with parchment paper. Pour in the cake batter and smooth it out with a spatula. Bake for 40 minutes or until the center has set.
  5. While the cake is in the oven, prepare the frosting by mixing all the ingredients together until smooth. If it's still lumpy you can use an immersion blender.
  6. Allow the cake to cool, then spread or pipe the frosting onto the cake. Garnish with walnuts and a dust of cinnamon if you wish.

Tips!

These make great cupcakes too! To make cupcakes, line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Fill each liner to 3/4 full. Bake at the same temperature for 20-25 minutes.

We used a 9-inch (23 cm) cake pan for this recipe. If you have a smaller one, your cake will be taller and will need to bake a little longer. If you have a wider cake pan, you may need to reduce the cooking time.

To check the cake for doneness, insert a wooden skewer into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's ready. If there are crumbs or batter stuck to it, leave it in the oven for another 5 minutes before testing again.

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6 comments

  1. Allan
    I made this on the weekend. I did cupcakes instead of large cake. In regards to the icing, I also added a tablespoon of lemon juice. My family loved their serving. It also freezes very well. Great recipe.
    Reply: #2
  2. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made this on the weekend. I did cupcakes instead of large cake. In regards to the icing, I also added a tablespoon of lemon juice. My family loved their serving. It also freezes very well. Great recipe.

    Love the cupcake idea! So glad everyone enjoyed them!

  3. Sonja
    I just wonder why the yoghurt is 0 % fat. Isn't it against the LCHF rules?
    Reply: #4
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I just wonder why the yoghurt is 0 % fat. Isn't it against the LCHF rules?

    Hi, Sonja! This recipe would still be considered high fat, as it's 83% fat. However, you can certainly swap the yogurt for a higher fat version if needed!

  5. Caz
    Why do I have to sign up for a free trial to see the nutrition values?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Why do I have to sign up for a free trial to see the nutrition values?

    Hi, Caz! While you can still access the recipe, this additional information is now a DD+ benefit. You can try our 30-day free trial to check it out! https://www.dietdoctor.com/new-member

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