Low Carb Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://ketology.net
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Recently, I mistakenly bought a GIANT bag of carrots from a delivery service – I thought I was buying a small bag of baby carrots that my son loves to snack on, and instead, I got a five pound bag of huge carrots. So, this was the perfect opportunity for me to test out a low carb carrot cake recipe! Now, although carrots are high in natural sugars and we have to be careful about consumption, I managed to create a low carb carrot cake recipe that is under 6g of net carbs per serving and quite literally tastes exactly like a traditional carrot cake made — except this one is gluten-free and has no refined sugar!

The cream cheese frosting is light and fluffy — I spread a light layer on the finished cakes and kept extra on hand for those who want a little more.

Over the years as I’ve become more fluent in low carb and keto cooking and baking, allulose has become my preferred sweetener specifically for baking cakes and cookies. So the carrot cake recipe uses allulose and the keto cream cheese frosting uses powdered monkfruit. You can experiment with your preferred sweeteners however this is my favorite combo for the perfect keto carrot cake.

low carb carrot cake

Low Carb Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

With only 6g of net carbs per serving, this low carb carrot cake will become one of your favorite guilty pleasures…without the guilt!
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 343 kcal


For the Carrot Cake

For the Cream Cheese Frosting


To Prepare the Carrot Cake:

  • Prepare a loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Using a hand mixer on low speed, mix eggs, avocado oil and vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined.
  • Add Allulose, flours, baking soda, baking powder, and spices and mix until combined and smooth.
  • Add butter slowly until uniform.
  • With a spatula, fold in the pecans and shredded carrots.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, checking with a toothpick at around 35 minutes if done. The toothpick should be inserted into the center of the loaf and is done when it comes out clean.
  • When done baking, cool the cake fully on a wire rack before removing from tin and frosting.

To Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, blend all ingredients together until smooth.


You can also put all the frosting ingredients together in a blender and blitz til smooth! Low Carb Carrot Cake will stay fresh in the fridge up to 1 week.


Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 8gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4093IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, cake, carrot, dessert
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