Carrot cake cut into slices that are layed over one another on a timber chopping board. Carrot stalks and leaves lay next to the cake

Our resident Dietitian, Ricki-Lee Driver has a healthy carrot cake recipe that tastes as 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 force.
  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 the cake once cooled.
  7. Enjoy 🧡


Written by APD 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-centred 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.

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