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Best Keto Carrot Cake Loaf

This Best Keto Carrot Cake Loaf is soft, moist and absolutely delicious. It is a sugar-free dessert that you can enjoy without guilt. I frosted this loaf with the Best Keto Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkled it with grated carrots and chopped pistachios.

I was craving a dessert but didn’t really fancy chocolate, so I decided to make this Best Keto Carrot Cake Loaf for afternoon tea. It was a hit even to my kids. Believe me when I say it is soft and moist. At first, I thought it was hard, and I got frustrated when it came out of the oven, but when I started to slice it, that’s when I realized that I got it all wrong.

My daughter suggested adding some texture and I get that. Some walnuts, chopped pistachios or grated coconuts would be lovely to add to this recipe, but if you want just a plain soft and moist cake loaf, this is just perfect.

You may also like my other carrot-based recipes: Kalabasa, Carrots and Malunggay Ukoy (Okoy).

Does Keto Carrot Cake Loaf Taste Better the Next Day?

Absolutely. Did you know that Carrot Cake actually tastes better the next day because the flavor has already settled in and it gets more moist too. So go ahead, if you are making it for a family or friend, you can make this recipe ahead of time. Just make sure to store it properly into the fridge especially if you frost it with cream cheese.

How do you Store Keto Carrot Cake Loaf?

It is advisable to store Keto Carrot Cake Loaf in the refrigerator especially if it is frosted with cream cheese. You don’t want the frosting to melt and fall off the cake. Uncut carrot cake loaf can be stored, uncovered in the refrigerator for about 5 days.

Can I Use Baking Soda instead of Baking Powder?

For this recipe, I recommend using baking powder. The carrots may turn green if comes to contact with too much baking soda. It is due to the alkaline balance which can happen if the mixture is not fully incorporated, and can trigger a color change of the carrots from orange to green.

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How to Make the Best Keto Carrot Cake Loaf?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Grease a loaf tin and line it with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and add in the eggs. Mix it all up until well combined. For this recipe, I added a teaspoon of cinnamon. You can also add some optional ingredients like walnuts, pistachios and grated coconuts. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and spread evenly. Make sure to press down the mixture firmly. You can use another parchment paper to do this. In the video, I didn’t need to do this step, as I was able to evenly spread the mixture. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool the cake loaf completely before you slice or frost it. Serve and enjoy with family and friends.

If you prefer non-carrot cake loaf, try my Easy Soft and Moist Banana Bread.

Best Keto Carrot Cake Loaf

Kate
This Best Keto Carrot Cake Loaf is absolutely sugar free, soft, moist and definitely delicious! It's best partnered with Keto Cream Cheese Frosting on top.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Tin

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground
  • ¼ cup sweetener I used Natvia
  • ½ cup carrots grated
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • handful of walnuts, pinch of cinnamon, a tsp of vanilla extract optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Grease one loaf tin and line with parchment. paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sweetener, carrots, baking powder, salt and eggs very well.
  • Add optional ingredients like cinnamon, walnuts, grated coconut, etc. For this recipe, I added a tsp of cinnamon.
  • Pour in the loaf tin and spread evenly. Press it down as much as you can.
  • Bake for 20 minutes on oven middle rack.
  • Cool completely before slicing or frosting, then serve.

Notes

  • You can double the recipe for a higher loaf.
  • Make sure to mix all the ingredients very well.
  • Press down the mixture into the loaf tin by using another parchment paper. 
  • Let the loaf cool completely before slicing or frosting it.
  • I used my Keto Cream Cheese Frosting on top of my Keto Carrot Cake Loaf and sprinkled some grated carrots and chopped pistachios. 
Keyword cake loaf, carrot cake, keto and lowcarb

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Also, I would like you to try my Banana Oat Bread. It’s not Keto though.


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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Best Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the Best Keto Cream Cheese Frosting recipe that you can use for cakes, cupcakes, and more. You only need 5 ingredients and voila! No powdered sweetener? No problem. I’ll walk you through the steps on how to make homemade powdered sweeteners.

Cakes, cupcakes and other dessert recipes are more delicious with this Cream Cheese Frosting that is low carb and keto-friendly. If you are not a fan of too-sweet desserts, you will appreciate this. Unlike American Buttercream Frosting, this recipe does not consist of 4 cups of powdered sugar, and what’s more, is that I used sweeteners instead of sugar.

You may also like my other Keto recipes: Best Keto Cake Donuts, Best Chocolate Cupcakes and Best Chocolate Cake.

What is Keto Frosting?

If you are in a Keto or Low Carb lifestyle, I’m pretty sure that this frosting is already your favorite. No doubt about it. It’s so versatile, you can put it in most of the desserts you like.

No Powdered Sweetener? No Problem.

If you have no powdered sweetener on hand, don’t worry as I walk you through the basic steps on how to make your own. All you need is a regular sweetener, I used Natvia Sweetener and a blender. Add 1 cup of sweetener into a blender and blitz it until you reached the desired consistency. Voila, that’s that! It’s so easy!

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting that is Low Carb and Keto-Friendly?

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer. Beat in the powdered sweetener and vanilla until well combined. Add heavy cream and beat again until it is nice and creamy. You can add more cream until you are happy with the consistency.

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

Kate
With just 5 ingredients – you can make a Keto Cream Cheese Frosting to use for cakes, cupcakes and more.
5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 81 kcal

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter softened, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup powdered sweetener I used Natvia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream or more if needed

Instructions
 

  • Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together in a medium bowl.
  • Beat in the powdered sweetener and vanilla until well incorporated.
  • Add cream and beat again until nice and creamy. Add more until desired consistency is reached.

Notes

  • If you don’t have powdered sweetener, just mix the desired amount of sweetener into a food processor or spice grinder and blitz until the consistency is reached. 
  • Make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature.
  • Use softened butter and cut into cubes before mixing.
  • Add more cream into the mixture until you are happy with the consistency of the frosting.
  • Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to make it chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Keyword cream cheese frosting, keto and lowcarb, keto essentials

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Best Keto Almond Flour Scones

These are the Best Keto Almond Flour Scones, in my opinion, they are buttery, soft and with crumb edges. It is very easy to make and calls for only 6 ingredients. Serve it with clotted cream and strawberry jam for a perfect traditional English afternoon tea. These scones are with fewer carbs and sugar, but if you are up for the traditional scones recipe, you can try my Basic Scones.

Before I went on a Keto lifestyle over a year ago, I used to love English scones – both traditional and fun ways of making them. They are slightly crumbly, buttery and very comforting to eat. My most favorite scones I’ve made as of today is the Caramilk Scones drizzled with my Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. I terribly missed it, and that’s why I need to create a recipe for scones that is Keto-friendly.

Are these Scones Keto-Friendly?

These scones are made with almond flour which is considered to be one of the most used flour in Keto recipes because it is low in carbs.

I chose almond flour for this recipe because coconut flour tends to get dry. I want my scones to be moist and soft. Even better, almond flour has a slightly nutty taste, sweet, and is gluten-free.

What’s the Difference between English Scones and American Scones?

I have learned that English Scones are more traditional. It is made to be eaten with a filling, usually with butter and jam. In this recipe, I used clotted cream or whipped cream and topped with Natvia sugar-free strawberry jam.

While American Scones are often topped with a sweet glaze and studded with blueberries, chocolate chips, and more. Check out this Blueberry Lemon Scones I made in the past.

You may also like my other scones recipes: Cheese Scones, Apple Caramel Scones, and Easy Cheese Scones.

If you prefer cookies, check out –> NY Levaine Double Chocolate Cookies

How to Make the Best Keto Almond Flour Scones?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Then in a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients – almond flour, sweeter, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients – melted butter, lemon zest, vanilla and egg. At this point, you can combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Stir well until a dough forms. You can also use an electric hand mixer. Form a dough ball and place it onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Flatten into a disc shape with a rolling pin, about an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 5-6 scones. Place them apart from each other. Then brush the tops with beaten egg. Bake the scones for 18-22 minutes until golden. Let cool completely in the baking pan. These scones may break when hot, but they firm up once they are cooled down.

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Best Keto Almond Flour Scones

Kate
These Best Keto Almond Flour Scones are slightly nutty and has a sweet taste. Lovely crumbly edges and it's soft and moist. It is best partnered with a slop of whipped cream and strawberry jam. It is Keto/Low Carbs, Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 6 servings
Calories 385 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Tray

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground
  • ¼ cup Natvia sweetener or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter melted, unsalted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of lemon
  • 1 large egg beaten, for egg wash

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients – melted butter, lemon zest, vanilla, and egg.
  • Now, combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir well until a dough forms. You can also use an electric hand mixer.
  • Form a dough ball and place it onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Flatten into a disc shape with a rolling pin, about 1 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 5-6 scones. Place them apart from each other. Then brush the tops with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden. Let cool completely in the baking pan. These scones may break when hot, but they firm up once they are cooled down.

Notes

  • 1 scone without filling is approximately 4.9 net carbs. 
  • Add a pinch of salt if you like.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of xanthum gum if you prefer a stronger crumb.
  • The scones in the images are made with finely ground almonds, but if you are using regular ground almond flour, add 1/4 cup to the mixture. 
  • In these images, I added whipped cream and Natvia strawberry jam.
Keyword Keto, keto scones, scones

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If you are not a Scone fan, you may want to have a look at my Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever instead.

If you tried and loved this Best Keto Almond Flour Scones recipe, please leave a comment and a rating below. Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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