Low Carb Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is a favorite cake loved by many. It is probably my most popular keto dessert recipe on my social media. Everyone who tries this sugar-free cake, loves it! I especially love it in the Spring and around Easter because that’s usually the season of carrot cake.
I created this keto carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting because I needed to satisfy my occasional craving for carrot cake. This low carb cake recipe is moist and full of carrot and spice flavors because it is made using REAL carrots.
Many keto carrot cake recipes use carrot cake flavoring extract instead of actual carrots. They do this because some keto police say that carrots aren’t keto. But that’s not true. As long as you aren’t consuming a ton a carrots, the occasional carrot isn’t going to budge your carb limit that much.
Using real grated carrots in the sugar free recipe for carrot cake not only produces authentic carrot cake flavor but it provides moisture to the cake too.
Can You Have Carrots On The Keto Diet?
Don’t be afraid of carrots on the keto diet. They are loaded with fiber and vitamins. Sure, they might have carbs, but they are okay to consume on the ketogenic diet in small quantities. Carrots are keto approved if you eat them in moderation.
This keto carrot cake recipe on uses 1 cup of shredded carrots for the entire cake! That is 7.8 carbs for the entire sugar free cake or <1 gram of carb per serving.
It’s worth it to use real carrots in a carrot cake recipe. Trust me!
Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
I topped my keto carrot cake with a sugar free cream cheese frosting. This keto frosting has a little extra bite to it because I added some sour cream. The sour cream helps to give the cream cheese frosting a mild tangy flavor.
You can also use plain yogurt. My favorite keto yogurt is the plain yogurt from PEAK YOGURT. Each container has 24 g of FAT and 4 g CARBS and is delicious on its own. Another brand of keto yogurt you can is use is by Two Good.
Make sure to double the recipe if you love keto cream cheese frosting.
Keto Carrot Cake Storage
Keto cakes tend to dry out faster than traditional cakes containing sugar. Sugar substitutes don’t hold moisture like real sugar does. It’s important to store the keto carrot cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator or room temperature if you want to extend the shelf life of the cake.
Luckily, the carrots in this recipe provide moisture to the cake so it keeps longer than most keto cakes. Another reason why you should add carrots to your keto carrot cake recipe!