“Carrot cake carrot cake have ye any nuts? This carrot cake has….” SO many nuts! Made with ground almond flour this paleo carrot cake is super moist, super tasty, and with such a nice springy cakey texture, you would never guess it was completely gluten free, dairy free and sugar free! Read on to see just how easy this cake is to make.
I remember when I was growing up that I never understood carrot cake. I mean its vegetables in a cake! That would never make sense to a child. Children want the obvious kind of cake that’s chocolatey or creamy. Carrots? Spices? What? So I’d say carrot cake is a very adult kind of cake. It’s a sophisticated cake for a sophisticated grown up pallet. But at the same time, most of us only like carrot cake for the amazing frosting on top. Although I do think carrot cake frosting was much more appreciated back in the day before cupcakes came along with their buttercream frosted delight and totally stole the show.
So I probably didn’t try carrot cake until my mid-twenties at least, and my boyfriend in his early thirties has only recently been introduced to it. So of course I had to make my own gluten free version for him to test. I’d also been hankering for proper carrot cake as I recently discovered a tub of Perfect World A Taste of Carrot Cake ice cream hiding in my freezer that I had forgotten about. It’s amazing. This ice cream is gluten, dairy, and sugar free, and tastes just..like…carrot cake. It even has sultanas and nuts in it! You have to try it. I stumbled upon it one day while browsing the frozen aisles in Tesco and their frozen Free From section.
One thing that has always made me weary of making carrot cake is the number of ingredients needed and the necessary grating of carrots. I like hassle free recipes, things that are in my cupboard and to hand. But this recipe is soooo worth it trust me. And when you’ve made it once and have all the ingredients and seen how easy it is, there’s no excuse to not making it again hehe…
BUT BEWARE…. As this cake is made with nut flour it is very calorific with its high fat content. If you're on a ketogenic diet then this cake will be great for you otherwise eat with caution. Remember that a ‘healthy’ cake or an allergen free cake isn't a calorie free cake.
So here is the recipe for my PALEO CARROT CAKE. ENJOY!
PALEO LOW CARB CARROT CAKE
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 1hr 10-15mins Total Time: 1 1/2hrs
Makes: 1 loaf cake
Preheat oven to 175˚C
Carrot cake is a sophisticated cake eaters choice and this one definitely doesn't disappoint the taste buds. And to top it off it's gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free, making it even healthier (if that's possible for cake)!
If you're a chocolate cake die hard I'm sure you'll be a carrot cake convert after trying this recipe. Give it a try and let me know if you love this paleo low carb carrot cake as much I do.