Low Carb Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Homemade classic low carb Carrot Cake that’s unbelievably moist, full of flavor, with an ultra-creamy cream cheese frosting!

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We did it for the low carb-ers

Ahh the beloved carrot cake with it’s partner-in-crime, cream cheese frosting! There is nothing better than being able to successfully hide your veggies in desserts, which was definitely what we did when we made this delicious carrot cake! 🤫😉🧡


The inspiration for this recipe is very simple: I just love carrot cake! But, traditional carrot cake is not low carb friendly, so in order to enjoy one of my favorite desserts, I had to get creative. What inspired me to create this carrot cake? My tastebuds. I’m happy to share the love so lets get into some of the deets of this ahh-mazing carrot cake! 🍰

Slice of carrot cake on a plate

How To Make the Cake Extra Moist

The secret to making any cake extra moist is almost always the use of oil. The same is true when it comes to this delicious carrot cake!🙌🤩


But, since vegetable oil and other hydrogenated oils are no bueno, we used olive oil to make this cake nice and moist! It may sound strange, but olive oil works really well, and it does not affect the taste of this cake at all.

If you want a nice and moist carrot cake, be sure to use some olive oil!

Key Add-ins

It goes without saying, but the key ingredient to this yummy carrot cake is… well, plenty of carrots. Fresh carrots give it a wonderful flavor. My least favorite vegetable is carrots but there’s something about it being in a cake that make it my instant favorite! I guess cake just has a way of doing that. 🥕🥕💕


But there is also another important ingredient, and that is walnuts. Though carrots are crunchy on their own, walnuts give this cake just a little bit more of a crunch.


Using walnuts is also a great and tasty way to pack even more nutrients into this already healthy cake!


Low Carb Carrot cake Step-by-Step

How To Make Low Carb Carrot Cake

  1. Shred two cups of carrots into a bowl.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and olive oil.
  3. Whisk in sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Mix in shredded carrots, melted butter, and walnuts.
  5. For frosting, blend together cream cheese, confectioners sweetener, butter, vanilla extract, and heavy cream.

BOOM! We’re all about making it easy and delicious for our life and everyone else’s.

top view of sliced into carrot cake on a cake pan

Frostin’ it

Carrot cake isn’t complete without it’s beloved cream cheese frosting aka the literal icing on the cake!😉😋


The frosting for this cake is perfect! It has a smooth, sweet, and velvety texture. Then, feel free to top it all off with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you’re obsessed with it like I am.😍


Nutrition (per slice) About 14 medium sized slices 

Calories: 419.8 | Fat: 42g | Carbs: 8.4g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 5.4g | Net Carbs: 4.8g

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Low Carb Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Kasey
  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Yield: About 14 Slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade classic low carb Carrot Cake that’s unbelievably moist, full of flavor, with an ultra-creamy cream cheese frosting!


Carrot Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups monk fruit (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 swerve confectioners
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, 4 tbsp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream


Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Seat aside 9-in bundt cake pan or 9-in cake pan.
  2. Shred carrots and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, olive oil, and vanilla extract.
  4.  Whisk in sweetener and add in all other dry ingredients – Almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Mix in melted butter, walnuts, and shredded carrots. Add mix to cake pan and bake 45-50 mins.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1.  Blend all ingredients together. Cream cheese, swerve confectioners, butter, and vanilla extract.


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 419.8
  • Fat: 42g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 4.8g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Protein: 5.4g

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Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free-web based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators.








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