After I changed to a Paleo diet I really missed carrot cake so I went in search of good Paleo carrot cakes and I found 9 of the Best. I did that because I LOVE carrot cake but when I started eating Paleo I thought I would never be able to eat it again. I thought there was no way to replace the cream cheese frosting that makes carrot cake what it is.
Well, I was wrong again. I found some really good paleo carrot cakes recipes and several have great “cream cheese” frosting recipes included. Most of the cream cheese frosting’s are made with cashews or coconut cream, I love my cashews too, so I can’t go wrong.*Please note that most of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and purchase, you will receive the same price, but I will receive a little money for referring you to the product. This helps keep this blog free for you. I truly appreciate you supporting my blog.
I didn’t include any raw Paleo carrot cakes recipes because I think they are just weird. There is no way they can even be close to the same except that they have carrots. Whoopty Doo, that doesn’t impress me. It has to have some flour of some sort in it in my opinion to be called a cake. Plus it has to have frosting of some sort. I may be old fashioned, but that’s just how I feel.
The thing that isn’t my favorite part are the raisins, pineapple and coconut that are in some recipes. I know some of these recipes call for pineapple, raisins and coconut and that’s okay because I know other people like them. I’m just telling you what I like. You know, it’s a really good thing we are all different and have different likes and dislikes or life would be really boring. Everything would be the same. Yuck
What do you like in your carrot cake? What do you not like in it? I hope you enjoy these.
If you like these Paleo Carrot Cakes, you may also like these recipes:
Paleo Carrot Cakes Recipes
1. Carrot Cake with Maple Syrup – My Natural Family
I absolutely adore carrot cake so when I was forced to eat a Paleo diet I was so sad. Then I decided to do something about it. I realized I could make the cake with alternative flour and a substitute cream cheese frosting. That’s when I developed this recipe made with coconut flour and frosting made with cashews. It turned out both beautiful and delicious. You need to give it a try.
2. Carrot Cake with Whipped Coconut Frosting – Heartbeet Kitchen
Tigernut Flour – Arrowroot Starch – Coconut Flour – Baking Soda – Cinnamon – Ginger – Cloves – Real Salt – Lemon Juice – Coconut Milk – Applesauce – Maple Syrup – Coconut Oil – Carrots – Raisins – Coconut Flakes – Gelatin Eggs
This is AIP compliant besides being Paleo. That’s why it calls for gelatin eggs instead of eggs. It could be fun to give them a try. It is topped with toasted coconut flakes and a whipped coconut milk frosting. If you’ve never tried tigernut flour, you really should. You can learn all about it on this post. Paleo Tigernut Flour Recipes Index, Pros, Cons and Best Prices.
3. Carrot Cake with Maple Pecan Glaze – Flavour and Savour
This is a traditional carrot cake made with coconut flour and maple syrup. It has added golden raisins and pineapple which helps moisten it up. It has a maple pecan glaze on top with chopped walnuts. If you don’t like “cream cheese ” frosting, this is for you.
4. Carrot Cake – A Clean Bake
Almond Flour – Coconut Flour – Tapioca Flour – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Ground Cloves – Baking Soda – Monk Fruit Sweetener – Carrots – Walnuts – Pineapple – Raisins – Eggs – Vanilla Extract – Apple Cider Vinegar
What is a carrot cake all about anyway? It’s about a basic cake with an array of spices and textures and of course flavors. Look at all of the different spices in this recipe. Then look at all the textures with nuts, raisins, pineapple and carrots. Maybe your taste buds will explode with all these different ingredients in here. For frosting try making this whipped coconut cream.
5. Coconut Flour Carrot Bundt Cake – I Heart Eating
Coconut flour can give baked foods a different texture than other flours. This has a really fluffy light texture. It’s kind of like a cross between a sponge cake and a regular carrot cake. It is a light alternative for say an Easter dessert. It is lower in carbs because coconut flour isn’t carby but is high in fiber. Plus it has a lot less oil than a traditional cake.
6. Carrot Cake – The Roasted Root
There as so many positive aspects to this recipe. Besides the facts that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo. It is packed with protein, it’s healthy and best of all, it’s mixed in the blender. Something that I find interesting about carrot cake is that some have raisins, pineapple and shredded coconut added to them. Others don’t, so it seems to me that you can pretty much make a carrot cake what you want it to be.
7. Third Time Lucky Carrot Cake – Peachy Palate
Now, you won’t find any raisins, pineapple or shredded coconut in here. What you will find is a lot of pecans. The best part about this is that it is sandwiched and topped with coconut cream. You could use walnuts if you can’t afford or don’t like pecans. Either one would be delicious. I like the crunch the nuts add and the creaminess of the frosting. Two completely different textures.
8. Carrot Cake with Coconut “Cream Cheese” Frosting – Paleo Running Momma
Eggs – Maple Syrup – Coconut Oil – Almond Milk – Vanilla Extract – Almond Flour – Coconut Flour – Tapioca Flour – Carrots – Raisins – Nuts – Ground Cinnamon – Ground Ginger – Nutmeg – Cashews – Coconut Cream – Lemon Juice – Raw Honey
So what do you like in your carrots cake? Do you like it with raisins and pineapple and coconut? I’ll tell you right now what I love about carrot cake, and it’s everything EXCEPT the pineapple, coconut and raisins. I think they ruin it. What I miss the most about the traditional kind is the real cream cheese frosting. I think that’s why I liked carrot cake. But whipped coconut cream or cashew cream is good too.
9. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Fed and Fit
My carrot cake story is that my mother never heard of it until she got married and her sister in law made it. My mom instantly fell in love with it and has never stopped loving it since. How could my Grandma have never made a carrot cake, I don’t but she didn’t. Now everyone in our family loves it. Several of my siblings ask for it for their birthday. We get to choose what kind of cake we have for our birthday party.