Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake sliced and on chopping board

Just because Easter is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a slice of carrot cake! But, are you worried about the calories? Well, there is no need because our resident Dietitian, Ricki-Lee Driver has a healthy carrot cake recipe that tastes like any classic carrot cake should…Amazing!

Cooking Time: 60min

Preparation Time: 10min


For Cake: 

  • 500g grated carrots
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 350g almond meal
  • 80 ml avocado oil or olive oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder

For Icing:

  • 180g fresh ricotta
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • rind from 1/2 small lemon


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C fan forced.
  2. Combine carrot, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond meal, oil, honey, soaked raisins and baking powder.
  3. Mix well until combined.
  4. Pour mixture into a prepared 20cm baking tin.
  5. Bake cake for 60 minutes or until cooked through and cool.
  6. For the frosting – combine ricotta, lemon rind, maple syrup and vanilla and smooth over cake once cooled.
  7. Enjoy 🧡


Written by Dietitian, Ricki-Lee Driver

Ricki-lee is passionate about supporting and empowering clients to achieve their health-related goals. Ricki-lee graduated with an Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Private hospitals, aged care facilities, private practice, and specialist teams are just some of the areas Rick-lee has gained experience from. A patient-centered approach is applied by Ricki-Lee to enable clients to overcome health barriers and facilitate diet and lifestyle independence. Ricki-lee has special interests in adult and childhood obesity, bariatrics and disability.

Outside of work, Ricki-lee enjoys rock climbing, spending time with family and friends and experimenting in the kitchen.

Ricki-Lee is available for Dietitian appointments at our BuderimNambourMaroochydore and Coolum locations.