Let’s talk Carrot Cake. The name itself leads you to believe that it is healthy (so much so that my nephews refuse to try it because they think it is a vegetable.) But let’s be honest, most traditional carrot cake recipes contain far too much sugar and artificial ingredients that putting carrot in the title is almost a crime. So I’m here to tell you some good news. With a few staple pantry ingredients, you can have your cake and eat it too. No added sugar, no nasty hidden OR artificial ingredients either!

  • 100% whole wheat flour
  • Maple syrup instead of refined sugar
  • Greek yogurt & Neufchatel cheese as frosting
  • Coconut oil rather than butter

I’ve made this recipe two Easter’s in a row now, and both times have been a great success. Last year I made Carrot Cupcakes, this year I made the same recipe, but baked it in a rectangular dish and sliced it into cubes. Both equally tasty, just depends what presentation best works with your dessert table.

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Clean-ish Carrot Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Carrot Cake
Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Carrot Cake
Cream Cheese Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients minus the coconut oil.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Set aside.
  4. Grate carrots, or cheat like I did and buy them already done for you! Be sure to drain well and remove moisture.
  5. Add carrots in wet ingredients and mix. Then, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  6. Transfer cake mix to pan and bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Make frosting by adding all ingredients together and stirring with a spoon until combined.
  8. Once cake has baked, remove from oven and allow to cool for at least an hour before frosting.
  9. Top with pecans, walnuts or nuts of choice. (Not included in nutritional information below)
Recipe Notes

120cals | C23g | F2g | P3g
1.5x Yellow | 0.5x Green | 0.5x Red | 1x Tsp

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