Welcome to the world of delectable keto desserts with our Keto Carrot Cake recipe. This delightful creation strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and flavor, ensuring a moist and delicious outcome that is virtually fool-proof. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe invites you to embark on a journey of sweetness without compromising your commitment to a ketogenic lifestyle.
The Art of Keto Baking
Creating a keto-friendly carrot cake requires finesse, and this recipe is crafted to make the process both easy and enjoyable. Perfect for those on a keto journey with a partner or individuals looking to savor a second serving later, this recipe promises to be a staple in your low-carb dessert repertoire.
Keto Carrot Cake
This Keto Carrot Cake recipe is so easy, but really moist and delicious. If you are not a baker I would certainly challenge you to give this one a try…its virtually fool-proof. Its great if you are doing Keto with a partner or you would like to keep a second serving in the fridge for later.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Cal: 550| Net Carb: 3.5g | Fibre: 4g | Total Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 49.5g | Protein: 12.5g
70g/ ¾ cup Almond Flour
30g/ 2 tbsp Erythritol/Sweetener
5g/ 2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
2g/ 1 tsp Mixed Spice/All Spice
4g/ 1 tsp Baking Powder
80g/ ½ cup Carrot, grated
1 large Egg (room temperature)
30g/ 2 tbsp Butter, melted
16g/ 1 tbsp Heavy Cream
18g/ 2 tbsp Walnuts, finely chopped
Frosting: 40g/ 2 tbsp Cream Cheese (room temperature)
40g/ 2 tbsp Cream Cheese (room temperature)
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and greasing a small cake pan suitable for two servings.
In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, erythritol, cinnamon powder, mixed spice, and baking powder. Stir the dry ingredients until well incorporated.
Grate the carrot finely and add it to the dry mixture, ensuring an even distribution.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and then incorporate melted butter and heavy cream. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms.
Gently fold in the finely chopped walnuts, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan and smooth the top for an even bake.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting by blending room temperature cream cheese until smooth.
Once the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.
Optionally, garnish with additional chopped walnuts or a sprinkle of cinnamon for visual appeal.
Useful Information on Keto Baking
Keto baking often involves alternative flours and sweeteners to maintain a low-carb profile. Almond flour, a staple in this recipe, provides a nutty richness while keeping carbs in check. Erythritol, a popular keto sweetener, imparts sweetness without impacting blood sugar levels.
Customization and Tips
Experiment with the spice level by adjusting the cinnamon and mixed spice quantities to suit your taste preferences. Additionally, consider adding a dash of nutmeg or ginger for an extra layer of warmth and complexity.
Pairing and Presentation
Enhance your Keto Carrot Cake experience by pairing it with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream or a scoop of keto-friendly vanilla ice cream. A sprinkle of fresh mint leaves adds a burst of color and freshness to the presentation.