A few weeks ago I posted a keto low carb cream cheese frosting recipe, and mentioned that I had plans to use it more. And, I love that I got recipe requests for ways to use it! Well, you guys are totally my people, because many of you asked for the exact recipe I was planning. Low carb keto sugar-free carrot cake with almond flour! Yay!
With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to make sugar-free carrot cake. It makes such a wonderful spring dessert!
Granted, it doesn’t exactly feel like spring with the foot of snow (!!) we got last week. But I know the Midwest by now. We can easily go from arctic tundra to heat wave in a matter of days.
So, whether it’s still cold where you live or already starting to warm up, pin or bookmark this keto carrot cake recipe. It will come in handy soon.
It’s good enough to share with the whole family, even if they aren’t low carb. Try it for Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, or any birthday coming up!
LOW CARB CARROT CAKE WITH ALMOND FLOUR
You probably know by now that I try to accommodate a variety of diets here at Wholesome Yum. The entire site is low carb and gluten-free, but I also have sections for special dietary requirements in the low carb recipes index.
Choosing a low carb flour for this keto carrot cake was a little challenging. Even though I love almond flour, I know many people have nut allergies, so I attempted with coconut flour.
But, almond flour carrot cake just turned out so much better, I had to go with that. If you can’t have almond flour, you might be able to get away with using ground sunflower seed meal instead. Of course you’d also have to skip the pecans if you have a nut allergy.
If you don’t have an allergy-related reason not to, I highly recommend making this low carb carrot cake with almond flour. It turned out so moist and flavorful! I served it for guests and they kept asking if I was sure that it had no wheat flour or sugar in it.
For those that are keto, you may be wondering how there could possibly be a keto carrot cake. Yes, it’s true that carrots contain more carbs than many other vegetables.
Still, a sugar-free carrot cake can work for a keto diet if it works for your macro requirements. A slice has 5.5 grams net carbs, so it’s totally doable!
I used a tiny bit of blackstrap molasses in this low carb carrot cake. It’s there for flavor, not sweetness, and does not add a significant amount of carbs per serving. But, if this is problematic, feel free to skip it. That is why it was listed as an optional ingredient.