High Protein, High Fiber, Paleo Carrot Cake

Nutrition / August 3, 2016

I recently baked this cake for my son Galen’s 27th birthday and it was such a big hit that I needed to share it with you!

It’s very easy, really delicious, high in protein, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

Keep in mind that it’s still a dessert after all- but a treat you can feel pretty good about from time to time. 🙂

If you have any other paleo recipes you’d like to share or want us to share more paleo recipes let us know in the comments below!

Paleo Carrot Cake

Paleo Carrot Cake

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sorghum or gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 large free-range, organic eggs 
  • 1 cup organic coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 3 cups organic carrots, grated
  • 1 cup zante currants

Cake Directions:

  1. Combine gluten-free flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in food processor.
  2. Pulse in eggs, coconut oil, and honey.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Remove blade from food processor and switch to the grater. Grate 10-12 medium size carrots; this should give you about 3 cups of grated carrot.
  5. Stir grated carrots and currants into flour, egg mixture by hand.
  6. Grease two 7-inch spring form pans liberally with coconut oil and dust with gluten-free flour
  7. Transfer 1n2 of batter into each of the prepared pans.
  8. Bake at 350° F (176 degrees celsius) for 45-60 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack, and cool for 1 hour before removing from springform pans.

Topping Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups fresh organic fruit of choice, sliced. (I used mangoes and blueberries, but other berries or sliced apples or pears would also work well.)
  • 6 tablespoons vegan “butter”
  • 4 teaspoons organic maple syrup
  • Cinnamon to taste

Topping Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup sliced fruit, maple syrup and vegan butter in glass 1 cup measuring cup.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well to combine fruit, which will dissolve to make a sauce.
  3. Pour over top of bottom cake layer.
  4. Put the top cake layer on over sauce.
  5. Repeat sauce instructions to make second batch for the top of cake. Pour over top of cake, then top with remaining, uncooked sliced fruit.

If not serving immediately, place the cake on serving plate, cover with a large glass serving bowl, and refrigerate.   

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Lara Pizzorno

2 thoughts on “High Protein, High Fiber, Paleo Carrot Cake

Jane Brown

Just to check, I don’t think you mean 12 eggs. Thats a lot of eggs in a cake! You probably mean 1 or 2 don’t you. This is in the recipe for the Paleo Carrot Cake.


Hi Jane,

I have double checked with Lara and it is in fact 12 eggs. 6 per layer 🙂

– Monica from AlgaeCal

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