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Healthy Carrot Cake

Our healthy carrot cake recipe is ultra moist and made with whole ingredients such as white whole wheat flour, maple syrup, warm spices, and Greek yogurt.

We know you guys love carrot cake recipes because some of our most popular recipes on FFF are our Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Loaf and Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies ! Gorgeous and moist healthy carrot cake is the perfect Easter dessert. Whip this up with pantry staples and don't forget the healthy cream cheese frosting!

Carrot Cake = Cake for All Seasons

So I'm trying to figure out what season carrot cake belongs in. Is it a winter cake? A summer cake? An Easter cake? The world may never know.

I'm dubbing it a year-round cake because carrots are pretty much always in season. How do you feel about that?

This healthy carrot cake recipe is probably the easiest carrot cake you'll ever make. I tested it 3 times in one week and it got easier every time.

Girl's gotta make sure it works before it goes on the blog. I'm not complaining...my fridge was fully stocked with the best cake in the world. Plus the cream cheese frosting is divine! Gorgeous and moist healthy carrot cake is the perfect Easter dessert. Whip this up with pantry staples and don't forget the healthy cream cheese frosting!

Why do I love this carrot cake so much? Well, let me tell you!

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake

  • It's made with 100% whole wheat flour.
  • We used maple syrup instead of refined sugar.
  • We supplemented some Greek yogurt for more oil or butter.
  • It's made with coconut oil instead of butter.
  • It's topped with the BEST healthy cream cheese frosting recipe ever!

Gorgeous and moist healthy carrot cake is the perfect Easter dessert. Whip this up with pantry staples and don't forget the healthy cream cheese frosting!

I forgot to mention that you likely already have everything you need for this carrot cake in your kitchen because it's made from pantry staples.

One thing we try and do here at Fit Foodie Finds is bake with similar ingredients in all of our recipes so you aren't scrambling to find weird/hard-to-find ingredients! Here's the basis of what you need:

Healthy Carrot Cake Ingredients

  • white whole wheat flour
  • eggs
  • ground cinnamon
  • coconut oil
  • maple syrup
  • grated carrots
  • Greek yogurt

Lightened-Up Cream Cheese Frosting

  • fat-free cream cheese
  • nonfat Greek yogurt
  • maple syrup

Can I make this cake vegan?

While we haven't tested this recipe with flax eggs, we are confident that it will work. Follow our How to Make a Flax Egg recipe! In addition to a flax egg, you can replace the Greek yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt or even more mashed banana.

Can I sub a different flour such as almond flour or coconut four?

The short answer to this is NO. Coconut flour and almond flour can NOT be swapped 1:1 with white whole wheat flour. You'll need to find a grain-free specific carrot cake recipe if you want to go that route.

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