sugar free carrot cake recipe

Easy Diabetic Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe.

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Like many of our other Sugar-Free Cakes, this one is awesome too. This Sugar Free Carrot Cake recipe is not only suitable for diabetics, but also for anyone on a carb-restricted diet. In our recipe, we are using Carbalose Flour and of course, we finish it off with some Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting.. We really love Carbalose Flour. It is about as close to regular all-purpose flour as you can get without all the carbs.

diabetic sugar free carrot cake recipe
Easy and Delicious Sugar Free Carrot Cake

After baking and cooling our Sugar Free Carrot Cake frost with our easy-to-make Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting.

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*Carbalose Flour – If you are unable to find Carbalose Flour, feel free to use King Arthur Keto Wheat Flour. You may use almond flour, but you may not get the height you desired and the texture may be a little more coarse. This will affect the final nutritional information slightly, by increasing the calories.

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The Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe

sugar free carrot cake recipe

Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe

A moist and delicious Diabetic Friendly recipe for Low Carb, Sugar Free Carrot Cake
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diabetic carrot cake recipe, Sugar Free Carrot Cake recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup.
  • 1/2 cup Splenda- Granulated Sweetener
  • 2 cups Carbalose Flour – sifted
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cup Carrots – Finely grated


  • Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Line the bottom of each pan with a parchment circle.
  • Sift the Carbalose Flour, Splenda, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon using a sieve, into a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs.
  • Add the canola oil, Walden Farms maple syrup and vanilla extract and continue whisking until thoroughly combined.
  • Slowly start adding the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, using an electric mixer on low to medium speed.
  • Continue until the batter is thoroughly mixed.
  • If the batter is too thick add a tablespoon of water or two and mix again.
  • Stir in the finely grated carrots and mix well.
  • Divide the batter between the two 8-inch round cake pans.
  • Tap the pans to make sure the batter is even on top and there are no large air pockets.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes. Start checking for doneness around 20 minutes.
  • A toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean when the cakes are done.
  • When the baking is complete, remove them from the oven and run a knife around the edge of the pans.
  • Invert cakes carefully onto the cooling rack.
  • Peel off the parchment paper and allow them to cool completely before icing.
  • Once cooled add cream cheese frosting (see our Diabetic recipe) in between the layers and then on top of the cake.
  • Serve and Enjoy.


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Sprinkle the frosted Sugar-Free Carrot Cake with chopped pecans if desired – these are not included in the recipe.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Canola Oil

Canola Oil is a healthier option than butter or vegetable oil. It has a neutral flavour which doesn’t interfere with the other flavours in this recipe.

You may substitute the canola oil with other oils, such as coconut oil, sunflower oil or your favourite oil. Keep in mind that replacing the oil can change the flavour, texture and nutritional values per serving.


Eggs provide structure, and texture and assist in leavening in our Sugar Free Carrot Cake recipe. If you wish to bake this recipe dairy free feel free to use a dairy-free egg replacer. You may need to adjust the amounts to avoid the batter being too thick.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract adds flavour when using it in baking. Using pure vanilla is especially important in custard and creams or in recipes where the main flavour is vanilla. Feel free to substitute this recipe with Artificial Vanilla extract if you wish. We do prefer Real vanilla Extract, but it can be expensive, so substituting with artificial in the recipe is fine.

Walden Farms Maple Walnut Flavoured Syrup

Walden Farms Products are some of our favourite go-to products. The Walden farms maple walnut syrup used in this recipe assists in the moistness of the finished cake. Walden Farms has zero carbs, zero calories and zero fat, which makes it perfect for use in this recipe.

Substituting Walden Farms with other products is not recommended as it will alter the nutritional value and can affect the flavour. If you choose to use a replacement, remember that many products marked sugar or carb-free contain sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohol can affect blood sugar. In my case sugar alcohols make my blood sugar go up equivalent to real sugar. This does not happen to everyone, but it is something to be aware of.

If you don’t have access to Walden Farms Maple Syrup, you can use water in its place.

Splenda Sweetener

Splenda Sweetener is our sugar replacement of choice. It is heat-friendly and performs well in baking recipes. If you have a favourite granulated sweetener, as long as it is not heat-sensitive, it is fine to substitute. Always remember to check the carbs for any substitution.

Carbalose Flour

Carbalose Flour is one of our favourite low-carb flours. It is made from wheat flour and can be used interchangeably with all-purpose flour. It is not gritty like almond flour and it does not absorb the wet ingredients, as Coconut flour does.

If Carbalose flour is not accessible to you, feel free to use King Arthur Keto wheat Blend flour. You can also use almond flour if desired, but you may need to adjust the amounts and it will change the texture and height of the finished Sugar Free Carrot Cake as well as the nutritional information.


The carrots should be finely grated or shredded. Do not pack them when measuring. I don’t recommend using a food processor unless you have a grating attachment.

I’m not sure why you would want to substitute the carrots, in a Carrot cake recipe, but you actually can. You can substitute the shredded carrots with grated zucchini.

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Nutritional Information

The nutritional information listed below is for the unfrosted Sugar Free Carrot Cake only. If frosting and adding pecans, be sure to add the nutritional information to the information provided for the cake.

Cut the cake into 12 even-sized pieces.

For One Serving

  • Calories – 264
  • Total Fat – 23 gr
  • Saturated Fat – 2.2 gr
  • Total Carbohydrates – 11 gr
  • Fibre – 4 gr
  • Net Carbs – 7 gr
  • Protein -8 gr
  • Cholesterol – 206 mg
  • Sodium – 323 mg
diabetic sugar free carrot cake recipe
Easy Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe

Storing Instructions

Our Sugar Free Carrot Cake should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It can be stored for up to 5 days, Keep in mind that the longer it is stored, the drier it will become. This cake is best served warm after baking.

Our Sugar Free carrot cake recipe can also be frozen. For best results, freeze unfrosted, wrapped in plastic wrap in an airtight container. Freeze for up to one month.

Useful Tips

Greasing and Flouring pan.

Greasing and flouring the pan prevents sticking. Even though we are lining the bottom with parchment, this is still an important step.

Use a clean paper towel and rub a small amount of butter or canola oil around the pan (just a thin coat) Add a tablespoon of Carbalose flour to the pan and move the pan around until the flour has covered and stuck to the greased pan.

Decorating the top of the cake

If you want to add a little more pizzazz to the top of your cake, feel free to sprinkle some chopped pecans or chopped walnuts over the top. Another good choice is added sprinkles of grated carrot or carrot curls, made using a vegetable peeler. Lastly, if you are creative, add some carrots made out of Sugar Free Royal Icing, so that there is one carrot on each slice.

I hope you enjoy this Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe as much as I and my family do. It is easy to make and is a great cake to take along to a pot lunch or coffee date.

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