Carrot-Honey Cake (Eggless, Butterless, Refined-Sugar-Free)


An eggless, butterless, refined-sugar-free carrot-honey cake. Can be eaten on its own or with an orange-honey glaze, or, for a celebratory dessert, orange buttercream frosting.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 6-inch cake


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons thick plain yogurt

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely grated

  • 1 orange, zested

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 6-inch cake pan.

  2. Sift all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Mix honey, oil, and yogurt together in a bowl, stirring gently.

  4. Combine carrots with the honey mixture; add orange zest and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture by the spoonful, folding gently until no dry spots remain. Add a couple teaspoons orange juice if batter is too thick. Pour into the prepared cake pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top springs back when touched, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
10g Fat
49g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.