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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Now you can stay on your clean lifestyle and still have your healthy carrot cake recipe, too!
Categories Cake, Clean, Dessert, Healthy
Difficulty Easy
Keyword carrot cake recipe healthy, healthy carrot cake, healthy carrot cake recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 229 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


For The Carrot Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups carrots about 3 medium, grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins

For The Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a 9x13 baking pan with coconut oil.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves, and set aside.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, greek yogurt, and almond milk.

  4. Add the wet to the dry and stir until just incorporated,
  5. Fold in the carrots and raisins.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool completely to room temperature before frosting.
  8. To prepare the frosting, stir together the greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Spread on top of the cooled cake.
  9. Let the frosting set for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.6g13%
Saturated Fat 4.3g22%
Cholesterol 37.4mg12%
Sodium 285.6mg12%
Carbohydrates 33.7g11%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 18.9g21%
Protein 6.5g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.