Keto Carrot Cake 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.
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.
- ½ cup carrot grated
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ¼ 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
- 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.
- 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.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.
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.
- The Diet That Changed My Life
- My 80 – 20 Rule
- Re-Thinking Healthy Food
- Life with a Keto Mom
- My Favorite Low Carb & Keto Resources