Easy Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. Perfect Easter spring dessert. NATALIESHEALTH.COM #nosugar #lowcalorie #cake #dessert #Easter #healthy

Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting

Rustic, sweet and heavenly fragrant, Carrot Cake with tangy Cottage Cheese Frosting is super HEALTHY and easy to make dessert. It’s nutritious, made with whole wheat flour, loaded with nutrients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. The family favorite spring cake! 

Carrots are in season so let’s overdue with carrots, shall we… πŸ˜‰ Last week I made some raw Carrot Cake Energy Balls, which are like tiny versions of real carrot cake. So today I thought, well why not give you a recipe for the real deal… The Carrot Cake – my version…  a healthier version.

If you tried my Carrot Cake Energy Balls, I’m 100% sure you will love this carrot cake too. Well, to be completely honest, this recipe is a quite classic one but I modified it a bit, to be more nutritious and healthier. SO this Carrot Cake is made without unnecessary/empty calories. 

Easy Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. Perfect Easter spring dessert. NATALIESHEALTH.COM #nosugar #lowcalorie #cake #dessert #Easter #healthy

This cake is made from whole grains – whole wheat flour, and it’s naturally sweetened with fresh carrots and honey. Instead of cream cheese, that is usually used for making a carrot cake frosting, I used cottage cheese. Cream cheese is full of fats and loaded with additives while cottage cheese contains less fat, and it’s full of healthy proteins

Also instead of using butter to bind the ingredients in frosting, I used super healthy coconut oil. With mentioned small modifications, I turned classic fatty and sugary carrot cake into nutritious and HEALTHY spring dessert in which you can enjoy without thinking of unnecessary calories, unhealthy sugars, and fats. Great, isn’t?!

Easy Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. Perfect Easter spring dessert. NATALIESHEALTH.COM #nosugar #lowcalorie #cake #dessert #Easter #healthy

I spiced this Carrot Cake with warm spices – cinnamon and nutmeg that gave the cake an overwhelming scent and flavor. Carrots nicely softened the biscuit in the oven and turned this cake into a moist and flavorful beauty that matched perfectly with sweet and sour cottage cheese frosting.

This Carrot Cake may be simple… but it’s absolutely my favorite spring dessert. Rustic, sweet and heavenly fragrant, moist and made with all HEALTHY ingredients. AND it’s sooo easy to prepare. I love it!

Easy Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. Perfect Easter spring dessert. NATALIESHEALTH.COM #nosugar #lowcalorie #cake #dessert #Easter #healthy

My husband isn’t the biggest carrot cake fan (Yeah I know!… like WHAT?!) … but this Carrot Cake passed his ultimate test. Carrots are so cleverly hidden in a batter that you won’t even noticed it. Still, carrots enrich this cake with natural sweetness and give the wonderful texture…. and, of course, all of its nutritional and healthy benefits.

Easy Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. Perfect Easter spring dessert. NATALIESHEALTH.COM #nosugar #lowcalorie #cake #dessert #Easter #healthy

I hope you liked this recipe, and I really hope you’ll make this Carrot Cake many times this spring. Actually, carrots are in season throughout the whole year, so you can enjoy in this healthy Carrot Cake whenever you want. 

Enjoy!

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Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting

Easy Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free and low-calorie. Perfect Easter spring dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 235 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1 Β½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Β½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Β½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 5 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoon milk cow's low-fat or plant milk
  • 2 cups raw carrots grated

For frosting

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 356F (180C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk eggs. Add melted but cooled coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Mix well.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in grated carrot and mix well with a spoon. Add milk if the mixture is too thick.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (check with a toothpick, if it comes out clean the cake is ready). Remove from the oven and allow to cool. During that time, prepare the frosting.

Frosting

  1. Mix all ingredients with the electric mixer until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Let the mixture set for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Spread on top of the cooled cake.
  4. Keep in an airtight container refrigerated until serving.

Recipe Notes

As a measure I used a US cup (240 ml).

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake with Cottage Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 265mg 11%
Potassium 277mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 18g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 111%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 10%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
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6 Comments

  1. Ooooh my! Your carrot cake looks delicious. Must pin this for later. πŸ™‚

  2. I absolutely love carrot cake! I love your healthy version!

  3. Thank you for creating a delicious healthy version of my fave cake that is also easy to make and has ingredients that I actually know what they are. So glad your page came up on my google search! Winner with my husband and son too, and they are a tough crowd!

    • Thank you SO MUCH Kirsten for this lovely comment πŸ™‚ I’m glad you and your family liked the cake. All my recipes are very simple and made with ingredients you can find in any store.. Healthy eating should be just like that – accessible, simple and easy πŸ˜‰

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