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.
Chris David says
Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It’s really awesome
Should the cake be refrigerated if not finished and how long will it last?
Alicia, yes. Wrap the cake and refrigerate for up to 5 days :-)
Christa Layton says
Can you make this cake in a 8 inch square pan or double recipe for
Maybe a 9×12 ?
Christa, it works best in the recommended pan size, but feel free to experiment and let me know if it works!
This looks yummy and easy. Not fond of coconut. Would you or anyone have an almond flour option? Thank you.
Debbie, here you go:
You’re welcome Debbie!
I would rather not have the current how will this affect the nutritional value
Vikki, for more on that go here:
Have a lovely day!
can I replace honey with Monk Fruit Sweetner or Stevia? and how much?
Jo, I haven’t tried that so note sure :-)
What is the amount of honey? It shows up like this:
⅓ cup honey
Beth, thanks! We’ve fixed that :-)
How much honey is in this recipe. There seems to be some sort of typo after the melted coconut oil. ½ cup coconut oil, melted
⅓ cup honey . Thanks.
Marilyn, thanks! We’ve fixed this :-)