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26 Paleo Carrot Cake Recipes [Includes AIP and Primal Recipes]

Louise | June 3
Paleo Carrot Cake Recipes - 31 Paleo Carrot Cake Recipes [Includes AIP and Primal Recipes]

Good carrot cakes are hard to find no matter what diet you’re on! So, we’ve compiled a list of amazingly delicious Paleo carrot cake recipes for you.

Of course, they are all gluten-free and grain-free, and we’ve even split the cake cake recipes into Paleo, Primal (contains dairy), and AIP-friendly (AIP stands for Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, and you can find out more about it here).

Table of Contents – AIP, Primal, and Paleo Carrot Cake Recipes

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Primal Carrot Cake Recipes

Primal Carrot Cake Recipes
These primal carrot cake recipes all contain dairy ingredients (most notably cream cheese to make that deliciously creamy frosting we all love on carrot cakes). If you don’t do dairy (and there are some good reasons to avoid dairy), then you’ll want to avoid these recipes.

If a recipe only contains butter or ghee, then we’ve kept that in the Paleo or AIP recipes section. The reason for this is because, for most people small amounts of ghee (especially cultured ghee) is fine. Cultured ghee doesn’t contain very much lactose or casein, which are the parts of dairy that are often problematic for people. For pretty much all recipes, you can use ghee instead of butter, and because that substitution is so easy to make, we classify most recipes that contain butter as Paleo still. If you want to make your own ghee, then follow these simple steps here.

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

– She Cooks He Cleans
Ingredients: walnut oil or coconut oil, honey, coconut palm sugar, eggs, almond flour, baking soda, kosher salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, unsweetened coconut, carrots, raisins or dates, walnuts, cream cheese, butter, maple syrup.

Primal Grain-Free Carrot Cake [Contains Dairy]

– Grass Fed Girl
Ingredients: almond meal/flour, baking soda, honey, molasses, coconut oil, carrots, walnuts, cream cheese, maple syrup, lemon juice, butter.

Paleo Carrot Cake

– The Healthy Foodie
Paleo Carrot Cake
Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients: carrots, pineapple, ginger, lemon zest, applesauce, coconut milk, eggs, coconut flour, almond flour, arrowroot flour, walnuts, dried apricots, raisins, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, ground clove, ground allspice, nutmeg, cream cheese, coconut butter, honey, vanilla extract, coconut flakes.

Carrot Cake

– Primal Palate
Ingredients: carrots, maple syrup, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, eggs, dates, vanilla extract, coconut oil, cream cheese frosting, walnuts.

Paleo Carrot Cake Recipes

Paleo Carrot Cake Recipes

These carrot cake recipes are made with healthy Paleo ingredients, but as with any desserts, we recommend you try not to eat too much of them! Even natural sugar is still sugar, and it’s best to not have too much.

As explained below, we’ve included recipes that contain butter as an ingredient in this Paleo carrot cake recipes section rather than the Primal section because you can easily substitute ghee for butter in all these recipes, and ghee removes most of the problematic aspects of dairy (i.e., the lactose and casein).

Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

– Epicurious

Ingredients: all-purpose flour, flaked coconut, macadamia nuts, crystallized ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut extract, macadamia nuts, ginger.

Carrot Cake With Lemon Cream Icing

– Mummy Made It
Ingredients: eggs, unsweetened applesauce, dates, boiling water, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla extract, milk, carrot, coconut flour, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, nuts (optional).

Raw Pumpkin Spiced Carrot Cake With Walnut Pumpkin Frosting

– What Runs Lori
Ingredients: carrots, pumpkin flesh, almond meal, unsweetened shredded coconut, protein powder, honey, raisins, chia seeds, vanilla extract, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt.

Delicious Grain-Free Carrot Cake

– Simply Living Healthy
Ingredients: almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, coconut oil or butter, maple syrup, carrots, walnuts, raisins.

Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies

– Civilized Caveman Cooking
paleo carrot cake cookies recipe
Ingredients: mini carrots, almonds, shredded coconut, nutmeg, vanilla, coconut oil, eggs.

Carrot Cake Muffins with “Cream Cheese” Frosting

– Swiss Paleo
Ingredients: almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, medjool dates, bananas, eggs, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, carrots, walnuts (optional).

Whole Orange and Carrot Cake

– Wholefood Simply
Ingredients: carrots, orange, honey or maple syrup, coconut flour, butter, eggs, bicarb soda, chinese 5 spice, salt, desiccated coconut.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Frosting

– Paleo Newbie
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, salt, full fat coconut milk, eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, raisins, carrots, palm shortening, honey, coconut butter, vanilla, cinnamon, walnuts (optional).

Cavey Carrot Cake

– Cavewoman Café
Ingredients: almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ground ginger, eggs, honey, olive oil, carrots, raisins, pecans.

Carrot Cake

– Sweet Freedom
Ingredients: almond pulp, sea salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger, carrot, honey, coconut oil, water, vanilla extract, egg yolks, egg whites.

Grain-Free Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing (SCD/GAPS)

– Real Food Forager
Ingredients: eggs, ghee, honey, dates, vanilla, carrots, pecan butter, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove.

Ultimate Carrot Cake

– Edible Harmony
Ingredients: almond flour, eggs, dates, coconut oil, baking soda, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, walnuts, pineapple, carrots, unsweetened coconut, salt.

Raw Carrot Cake Recipe

– Forest and Fauna
Ingredients: carrot, walnuts, medjool dates, apple, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, Chinese five spice, raisins.

Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Vanilla Frosting

– Gimme Some Oven
Ingredients: carrots, dates, walnuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, salt, raisins, cashews, coconut oil, water, honey, vanilla extract, lemon juice.

Paleo Banana Carrot Breakfast Muffins

– Paleo Newbie
Ingredients: almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, eggs, bananas, almond butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, carrot, walnuts.

Paleo Carrot Cake Energy Bites

– Paleomazing
Ingredients: carrots, walnuts, pecans, dates, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, maple syrup, shredded coconut.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

– Multiply Delicious
Ingredients: dates, eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, shredded carrots.

Carrot Cake Donuts

– PaleOMG
Ingredients: carrots, sunflower seed butter, eggs, coconut flour, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, salt, walnuts, raisins, coconut cream concentrate or homemade coconut butter, almonds, carrots zest.

Nut-Free Paleo Carrot Cake

– Elana’s Pantry
Ingredients: coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, eggs, coconut oil, honey, carrots, currants.

AIP Carrot Cake Recipes

AIP Carrot Cake Recipes
It can definitely be tough when you first start the Paleo autoimmune protocol to not eat so many desserts and baked goods that you’re used to eating. So, we’ve put together this section so that you can enjoy delicious carrot cake recipes still even on AIP.

For more information about AIP, check out this detailed post. We also have a comprehensive AIP pantry list here.

Carrot Cake with Whipped Coconut Frosting

– Heartbeet Kitchen
Ingredients: tigernut flour, arrowroot starch or tapioca starch, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, lemon juice, full fat coconut milk, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, carrots, golden raisins, gelatin eggs, unsweetened toasted coconut flakes.

Carrot Cake with Gelatin Egg

– Eat Heal Thrive
Ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, coconut or palm oil, honey, applesauce, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, finely grated carrots, gelatin.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Creamy Maple Frosting

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change
Ingredients: avocado, maple syrup, coconut oil, pineapple juice, coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, ginger, cinnamon, finely shredded carrots, raisins, palm shortening, coconut butter, coconut cream, maple syrup, gelatin, shredded unsweetened coconut.