Attention carrot cake lovers! Get 20+ gluten free, grain free healthy Paleo Carrot Cake and cream cheese frosting recipes with nut and dairy free options.
One cake I absolutely adore is Carrot Cake. But sadly, traditional Carrot Cake is usually made with copious amounts of refined sugar, vegetable oil, all-purpose flour (ever so ubiquitous in conventional baking), and sometimes even margarine! Ughhh! Adding a carrot or two to this rubbish does not make it healthy! Put down the fork, and step away from the traditional carrot cake.
I know you’ve been searching for a paleo friendly carrot cake recipe. One that is gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free. A recipe that uses healthy fats. And you’d like nut-free and dairy-free alternatives too. Your search is now over! I’ve compiled this list of the Top 25 Healthy Paleo Carrot Cake recipes. These are naturally-sweetened cakes and muffins packed with raw carrots, fruit and spices. Cakes made from recipes that use grain-free flour, pastured eggs, medjool dates, organic maple syrup or raw honey, sea salt and other real food ingredients you can be proud of. There is definitely something for everyone here. Whether you tolerate nuts or not, or if you prefer using coconut flour.
There are also, not one, but three frosting recipes to check out too. Because seriously what is carrot cake without cream cheese frosting? If you cannot tolerate dairy using cream cheese is out. This recipe for Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting uses coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut yogurt to make a rich and creamy, dairy-free “I cannot believe this is not real cream cheese frosting!” And this recipe for Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting uses cashew or macadamia nuts to make a raw vegan dairy-free frosting. If you are OK with dairy, then this must-try basic recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting recipe also needs to be added to your repitoire.