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Paleo raw carrot cake is a spin on a traditional favorite! Made with a carrot, date and walnut base, this delicious cake is topped with a silky cashew maple coconut icing that's surprisingly healthy and good for you. This is what carrot cake dreams are made of! Keep carrot cake bites in a container in the freezer.

Recipe Summary

6 hrs
6 hrs 20 mins
20 mins
16 carrot cake bites


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place cashews in a bowl. Cover with water and let soak, 2 to 3 hours. Drain.

  • Line the bottom and sides of a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on both sides.

  • Place dates in the bowl of a food processor; pulse into a paste. Break up paste into smaller chunks to spread it evenly in the bowl. Add carrots, walnuts, coconut flakes, 1/4 cup coconut oil, coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; process until base mixture is well-combined.

  • Spread base mixture in the prepared loaf pan. Freeze until slightly firm, about 10 minutes.

  • Combine drained cashews, coconut milk, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, maple syrup, and almond extract in the food processor. Blend until a smooth and silky icing forms.

  • Pour icing over base and spread it evenly across to the edges with a spatula. Sprinkle walnut pieces on top; press them into the icing gently with your fingers.

  • Return loaf pan to the freezer. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours but preferably overnight. Lift out of the pan and slice into 16 mini carrot cake bites.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 14.1g; sodium 34mg. Full Nutrition