8 Ingredient Carrot Cake Recipe (Low Sugar)

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Paleo Carrot Cake that is delicious, easy & grain free, dairy free, low in sugar and made with real ingredients, like plantains. A soft, light cake sweetened with ripe plantains and a touch of stevia if desired making this carrot cake recipe a healthier option to enjoy anytime of the year.  Best part is this cake recipe is only made out of 8  ingredients with a super simple coconut cream frosting on top.

Simple, healthy most delicious carrot cake recipe ever. No refined sugar. No gluten or dairy. Made from 8 real food ingredients in a vitamix blender.

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We grew up eating a different version of carrot cake. Our mom made a carrot cake where the carrots were pureed, made with no nuts, topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting and we loved that cake! Over the years we never ate much carrot cake. It just wasn’t a dessert that we really craved. That all changed a few years ago when we created our own carrot cake recipe. That recipe can be found in our Purely Classic Cookbook. This carrot cake recipe won us over and we love making it.

After browsing our cake recipes and deciding on what flavor to create next we decided to make another recipe for carrot cake. We wanted to create one based out of our beloved plantains and keeping it low in sugar.

Easy 8 ingredient carrot cake recipe that’s grain-free, gluten-free and low in sugar

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We love this new version of carrot cake and we know you will too.

If you love using simple ingredients and love using plantains like we do then you’ll adore this recipe.

We kept this recipe very simple.  It was inspired by our no sugar plantain vanilla cake.

8 ingredient carrot cake recipe that is low in sugar and made with plantains. No flour. No refined sugar. A light and moist carrot cake that is not too sweet. Easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes.

We used semi ripe plantains to help make the cake a little sweeter on it’s own.

We also increased the eggs to 4 instead of 3 because we wanted the cake to be lighter in texture and not super dense.

Gluten-free, dairy-free carrot cake recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes and made in a blender

We loved how well this turned out.

This cake is super light, soft and moist. Perfect to enjoy any time of the day or year!

Healthy and easy carrot cake with a dairy free coconut cream frosting. Paleo dessert. If you are looking for a carrot cake recipe that is gluten-free and grain-free this is your recipe. A must make recipe if you love carrot cake and simple recipes. This carrot cake is made using a blender.

The best carrot cake recipe. Paleo carrot cake recipe that is low in sugar and made from plantains.

If you like simple recipes that are full of flavor and nutrition give this one a try.

If you don’t have coconut butter you could use coconut oil. Note: it might change the texture.

If you don’t have access to use real plantains you can use plantain flour – we suggest 1/2 cup. This will make the cake a little dense (that is what we have noticed with plantain flour). You can use 1/2 cup of any flour.

We say the stevia is optional as it is personal preference if you want the cake to be sweet. We omitted the stevia and relied on the touch of sweetness from the ripe plantain.

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8 Ingredient Carrot Cake Recipe (Low Sugar)

Quick and easy carrot cake made with just 8 real ingredients topped with a creamy high fat low sugar coconut cream frosting. Super light and refreshing cake to enjoy any time of the day or year.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: one 6 inch cake 1x
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Ingredients

basic plantain cake

  • 2 plantains, green/yellow ones (7oz or 200g after being peeled)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter (4 1/2oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt (optional)
  • few drops of liquid stevia (optional for more sweetness)

frosting

  • 1 can of coconut cream (the hard part from refrigerated full fat coconut milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • few drops liquid stevia (or can use 1 tablespoon maple syrup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Place plantain, eggs and coconut butter into your Vitamix blender.
  4. Blend.
  5. Next add in spices and stevia.
  6. Blend.
  7. Lightly hand stir in the shredded carrots.
  8. Grease 6 inch pan or 6 cupcake liners.
  9. Pour batter into pan.
  10. Bake from 20-25 minutes depending on your oven and size pan.
  11. Cool and enjoy plain or top with frosting.
  12. Frosting directions:
  13. Mix coconut cream until smooth and creamy.
  14. Add in cinnamon and stevia to taste. Continue to mix.
  15. Top cake with frosting.
  16. Slice and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6-8 slices

Another plantain dessert recipe down in our books that will be a go-to for us.
Eating a healthy carrot cake recipe. The best carrot cake recipe for those that need to eat gluten, grain and dairy free.

Eating this carrot cake brought back so many good childhood memories.  We didn’t add nuts to our carrot cake as we don’t like nuts in cake. Feel free to toss in a few if you like.

Let us know if you give it a try. Make sure to tag @purelytwins #purelytwins on Instagram or leave a comment. We love seeing your creations!

Do you like carrot cake?

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Lori and Michelle

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9 comments

Aubrey April 6, 2016 - 2:53 pm

This looks amazing!:) <3

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purelytwins April 7, 2016 - 11:14 pm

Thank you

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Kate | HappyForks.com April 7, 2016 - 3:50 pm

It is low carb cake indeed! I did quick check on nutrititional values. One portion (1/8 of the cake) provides 274 kcal | Carbohydrates 15g | Fiber 1.1g| Sugars 4.69 | Protein 5.73g | Fat 26.82g.

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Cassie April 7, 2016 - 5:45 pm

This looks delicious!! I LOVE carrot cake. The plantains will lend a delicious flavor and texture to the cake!

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purelytwins April 7, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Carrot cake is the best.

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Kris | iheartwellness.com April 9, 2016 - 2:25 pm

I’m SO going to try this and let you know how it goes…I’ve never purchased a plantain before 😉 Wish me luck!

Hahah!

xxoo
Kris

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purelytwins April 10, 2016 - 12:47 am

Awesome let us know.

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Carlie August 2, 2016 - 4:19 pm

What is a good sub for the eggs?

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purelytwins August 2, 2016 - 7:47 pm

well, usually flax meal egg replacement can be good but this recipe calls for 4 eggs so unsure if it would work well.

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