Keto Carrot Cake for Two

Keto Carrot Cakes for two

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Lower in carbs

I know the keto police will be all up in my grill on the carb count for this keto carrot cake. Truth be told I was even a little surprised that just one of my mini Keto carrot cake was 10g net carbs.

I was not totally shocked as carrots, walnuts and almond flour do inherently have carbs in them. However, they also have fiber in them making our net carb count only 10 g net carbs per mini cake.

A regular carrot cake muffin can have 75g carb and as little as only 2g fiber. That leaves us with a whooping 70+ net grams of carbs if you use regular sugar and flour.

I feel like I had a win just because of that fact.

More Carrots & Walnuts

In my past life I would have loved a slice of carrot cake loaded with carrots and walnuts. That’s kinda the best part of the treat…having sweet carrots and nuts in a warm cake with a creamy cream cheese frosting.

And please do add more carrots and walnuts if it fits your need. However, before you say this Keto Carrot Cake needs more carrots and nuts please pause.

Pause to consider that we still get to have carrot cake while keeping the carbs lower.

From Microwave to Mouth

This dessert comes together so fast with a quick grating of a carrot and a mix in a small bowl.

I pop both my mini Keto Carrot Cake into the micro at the same time for a quick 6 minutes. They come out perfect and hot.

Wattage

I have a very simple microwave that is 700W. Because of this my cook time is set at 6 minutes flat. If you have a higher wattage (read fancy) microwave you will need to adjust your cook time.

For instance, an 800W microwave would be 5 minutes.

Mini Keto Carrot Cakes

Low Carb Carrot Cake for Two

You gotta love the magic and speed of the microwave to get a warm Keto Carrot Cake in your hands within 10 minutes…and with minimal effort.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basic keto, easy dessert, easy keto, easy low sugar dessert, mug cake
Servings: 2 mini cakes
Calories: 565kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen

Ingredients

  • ยฝ cup carrot grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • ยพ cup almond flour
  • ยผ cup walnuts small chopped
  • 2 tbsp low carb sweetener
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp low carb sweetener powdered

Instructions

  • Grease two large ramekins or mugs with soft butter or spray with cooking oil. Make sure the grease does not slide down the edges and puddle at bottom of the ramekin. You can use a paper towel to rub the grease into the sides of the ramekin. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix all the dry ingredients together to include almond flour, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, baking powder, low carb sweetener and chopped walnuts.
  • Mix in the grated carrot, egg, melted butter and the cream. Stir to fully combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Fill the carrot cake batter into your greased ramekins or mugs. Using your rubber spatula or the back of a spoon smooth the top of the batter into the ramekin. Microwave 6 minutes. My microwave is 700W.
  • In a small bowl mash together softened cream cheese and powdered low carb sweetener.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the ramekin. Flip the cake upside down onto a plate. Spread half of the cream cheese frosting onto each of your single serve carrot cakes.

Notes

Side Note: If your microwave is higher wattage, lower your cooking time. For instance, 800W would be 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6125IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 3mg
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Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on factors such as precision of measurements, brands, ingredient freshness, or the source of nutrition data. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible. While we do use a standard web-based nutrition calculator, we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.
To calculate Net Carb count with sugar alcohols, we simply subtract grams of sugar alcohols (including glycerin), as well as fiber, from total grams of carbs.

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My secret to lasting weight loss

Maintaining my weight loss, and quite frankly staying healthy, has always been the main driver for this website. Making meals and treats like this mini Keto Carrot Cake are really my trick.

Sorry, it’s that simple for me…I meal prep and almost always cook at home.

I wrote a few articles about this and will write more. Everyone needs to know that cooking at home is one of my major keys to success.

Every meal does not have to be epic.

When I am prepared I have a much better chance at success and maintaining my best health.

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