Paleo Raw Carrot Cake.

Carrot cake is definitely one of our all time favourite sweet treats! We’ve created a Paleo Raw Carrot Cake recipe and it’s all kinds of amazing!!

If you like super duper sweet sweet treats then you might want to add a few extra dates. We were trying to keep this lower in natural sugars too! Let us know what you think! WARNING: the frosting is actually too scrummy  and we almost forgot to put it on the cakes before we ate it all! You might also like our paleo hot cross bun recipe or raw choc raspberry cake recipe or how about this one!

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paleo raw carrot cake.
Serves 6
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
for the cake
  1. 2 carrots grated
  2. 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  3. 1 cup walnuts crushed
  4. 1 cup pitted dates (soaked in boiling water for at least 10 minutes)
  5. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  6. 2 tsp. cinnamon
for the frosting
  1. 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked in water for at least 15 minutes, the longer the creamier the frosting, we recommend overnight)
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  4. 1 lemon juiced
  5. 1 tbs. maple syrup (or preferred natural sweetener!)
  1. In a large mixing bowl add the carrots, coconut, walnuts, cinnamon, mix well.
  2. In a food processor/blender whiz the drained dates and coconut oil until smooth.
  3. Add this to the mixing bowl. Mix really well until combined (it's easiest to use your hands here!).
  4. Divide the mixture between 6 silicon muffin cases and press them down really firmly.
  5. Place these in to the fridge for around 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, let's make the frosting
  1. In your food processor whiz the drained cashews, coconut, coconut oil, lemon juice and maple until smooth. It will take around 5 minutes.
  2. Turn out the cakes and ice with spoonfuls of frosting, top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and an extra walnut!
  3. Wa-lah!
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Comments 19

  1. oh my gosh yummmmmmo!! I heart carrot cake and am soooo keen to try this out πŸ™‚ Thanks girls!

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  3. This recipe is almost a copy of one in Rawsome vegan baking by Canadian blogger Emily von Euw. Do you take any inspiration from this publication which has some amazing sweet un-baking recipes?

  4. Hi Julie, we love Emily’s blog! She shares wonderful recipes! We don’t have her book though and we were actually inspired by fellow aussies Luke and Scott for this recipe! Guessing that many raw carrot cakes are quite similar! e + c

  5. Yum! I have just finished making my third batch ( in a week ). It will definitely be a staple in our house. Thank You for sharing.

  6. Hi Sue! We’re not sure, we don’t count calories as we just eat foods that are 100% un-processed and full of good stuff! We like to make sure our diet is balanced and we’re listening to our bodies and what it’s asking for. We believe that all calories aren’t equal… it’s more about how the food can nourish us! e + c

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  9. I made these today, and I’m not gonna lie – I had my doubts about whether I’d like them. I love traditional carrot cake, but since going paleo, that is no longer an option.

    I can happily say that these blew me away. LOVE THEM. OMG, They were so quick and easy too. I had all the ingredients already in my cupboard. <3

    Thanks so much for sharing your amazing recipes.


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    HI Leila! We’re so happy you loved the recipe! It’s one of our faves, super easy and delish! YAY! Thanks for your lovely comment and hope to hear from you soon! xx

  11. What do you think about freezing the cake? Otherwise how long will it keep?

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  13. These are so yummy! I’ve made them into bliss ball sizes for morning tea tomorrow and just used a spoon to create an indent (for want of a better word) on top of the balls to hold the icing. So yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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