Lightly sweetened, my Nut Free Paleo Carrot Cake recipe from scratch is fantastic if you’re on a Low Carb Diet.
Nut Free Paleo Carrot Cake
I made this carrot cake recipe without nuts so those who are allergic to nuts could enjoy it too.
Many paleo dessert recipes use almond flour and most carrot cake recipes contain nuts, so I thought it would be nice to change it up and make a carrot cake recipe with no nuts.
Nut Free Paleo Desserts
Check out my Nut Free Desserts page for more awesome nut free dessert ideas!
Gluten Free Carrot Cake Recipe from Scratch
This Gluten Free Carrot Cake recipe made with coconut flour could not be simpler to throw together.
How to Make Carrot Cake from Scratch
Simply toss the ingredients in a food processor, transfer to a pan, and bake!
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The Best Carrot Cake Recipe Ever
Although this recipe makes a fabulous Easter cake and is also rather lovely for Mother’s Day, it is just as fantastic year-round.
Insider tip: If your little one loves Carrot Cake this makes a stunning birthday cake.
Nut Free Paleo Carrot Cake
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 large eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1½ cups carrots, grated
- ½ cup currants
- In a food processor combine coconut flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon
- Pulse in eggs, coconut oil, and honey
- Remove blade from food processor and stir in carrots and currants by hand
- Grease a 7 inch springform pan with coconut oil and dust with coconut flour
- Transfer batter into prepared pan
- Bake at 350°F for 45-60 minutes
- Cool for 1 hour
Two Layer Carrot Cake Recipe from Scratch
This Nut Free Paleo Carrot Cake recipe makes one round cake.
If you would like to create the gorgeous layer cake in the photo above, make the cake recipe above two times.
Springform Cake Pan
If I had to choose a favorite cake pan, my springform pan would win, hands down, every time.
I love how easy it is to release the cake from a springform pan, and I think this is the one cake pan that belongs in my kitchen and yours. You won’t ever fight to release your cake again!
Does Cake Pan Size Matter?
Yes! I’ve tested this Carrot Cake recipe in many different-sized cake pans. My favorite way to bake it is using the 7-inch cake pan as indicated in the instructions for this recipe.
When made in a 7-inch cake pan the batter stacks up and the cake looks impressively tall and very festive.
The 7-inch cake pan is smaller than the traditional 8-inch cake pan which surprisingly yields a much flatter cake. It doesn’t look quite as pretty, however, it also worked well.
Elegant Cake Stands
A cake stand can really elevate your cake. Here are some of my favorite cake stands to make your cake the star of the table.
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe with Carrot Cake
For a traditional carrot cake, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
If you’re only going to frost the top and center of the cake, as I did in the photo above, make one batch of Cream Cheese Frosting.
If you want to frost the sides, make two batches.
Recipe for Dairy Free Frosting for Carrot Cake
For those in need of a dairy-free carrot cake, top this with my incredible Coconut Whipped Cream recipe, along with toasted shredded coconut.
Gluten Free Cakes with Almond Flour Recipes
Although this Carrot Cake does not contain Almond Flour, my original Carrot Cake does. The nutty Almond Flour creates a rich cake that is both high in protein and healthy fat.
Homemade Cake Easy Recipes
Here are some other easy cake recipes for you:
Gluten Free Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Looking for another nut free cake? My six ingredient (yes, SIX) Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting is also made with coconut flour.
This Vanilla Cake is one of our family favorites for birthday celebrations.
Readers have left me darling stories about this cake and how its changed gluten free cakes for their families. I hope you try it and share your experience!
Apple Cake Recipe Easy
My Easy Apple Cake recipe contains my go to super spice, cinnamon. In addition to tasting fantastic, cinnamon is known to help regulate blood sugar.
This dessert with apples is made with a base of almond butter and eggs and lightly sweetened with apples and honey.
My recipe for almond butter cake is perfect for casual everyday celebrations or holidays like Easter, Passover, and Rosh Hashanah.
This cake recipe that’s dairy free is wonderful topped with Coconut Whipped Cream.
Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake
One of the easiest and most stunning cakes on my website, you and your guests will be blown away by my Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake.
This low carb vanilla cake smothered in whipped cream is a wonderful summer dessert, but so good we serve it all year long.
Dessert Without Eggs
I don’t like to leave anyone out! That’s why I’m including this dessert without eggs.
Try my Golden Turmeric Bars if you’re a vegan or in the mood for some immune support from the turmeric.
For more dessert without eggs, check out my Egg Free Diet page.
Carrot Cake with Almond Flour
If coconut flour isn’t your thing, check out my fan favorite Carrot Cake recipe with almond flour –it has over forty five thousand shares and three hundred comments!
Simple Cake Recipes from Scratch
I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own easy cake recipe from scratch. What’s your favorite type of homemade dessert? Leave a comment and let me know!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first shared this Nut Free Carrot Cake recipe in 2016.
Your carrot cake recipe looks good, however, on one line it says: “⅓ cup honey” on one line. I don’t understand this? Thanks for all your great recipes!
Janet, thanks! We’ve fixed this :-)
Sue Michalka says
I’m so eager to try this carrot cake recipe, but I need to know how much honey you use.
It’s listed as: “⅓ cup honey” in the recipe.
Sue, thanks! We’ve fixed this :-)
Mahiya Noor Mahomed says
Can I add nuts to the carrot cake recipe. If so let me know the quantity.
So thankful to have found your blog!
Mahiya, here is a link to my other Carrot Cake recipe for you:
Feel free to experiment and LMK if it works.
I love the recipes, however I can’t find a carbohydrate content count for any of them, following a Keto diet is really Important…am I missing something, or do you not provide carb/calorie etc. Counts?
Kate, I provide nutrition info for all of the recipes in my books here:
Have a wonderful day!
My family has a nut allergy so finding a recipe without Almond Flour made my day!!! I made this with my 4 year old daughter this weekend and we both absolutely loved it! Going to make another batch and try making some mini cupcakes for my coworkers. Thanks Elana!
Toni, thanks for letting me know you and your daughter absolutely loved this recipe!
Violet, thanks for your comment. I provide nutrition information for all of the recipes in my books, you can find it here:
Have a wonderful day!
How many calories in nut free paleo carrot cake
I’m going to try this, I was on the AIP diet for a while and nuts really seem to agrivate my symptoms. I can eat eggs now, if they are very free range. Love your work!
PS Elana please don’t add my details to any databases, thanks
R, thanks for your comment! We don’t have any databases :-)
Lovely recipe Elana, thanks. Can really taste the coconut. Brits: baking soda is bicarbonate of soda (not baking powder).
Rebecca, thanks so much for letting me know this is a lovely recipe!