Healthy 1 Minute Carrot Cake (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

You only need one minute in the microwave to whip up this healthy carrot cake! Moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside, this healthy one minute carrot cake is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and comes with a tested paleo option! 

Healthy One Minute Carrot Cake which is moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside- A delicious snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime- Oven version too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

“When I get married, I want my wedding cake to be a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, but instead of the carrot cake base, I want chocolate mud cake. Instead of the cream cheese frosting, I want it to be a chocolate ganache.”

“Niki, that’s a chocolate mud cake.”

“But chocolate mud cake sounds gross.”

“Classic chocolate cake with chocolate ganache?”

“No. I told you what I want the cake to be. A carrot cake with cream cheese frosting- Swap the carrot cake for chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting for chocolate ganache.” 

I seriously wish conversations with my sister would be considered physical workouts. If so, I’d have a body rocking better than Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron and 5 Seconds of Summer combined. 

Healthy One Minute Carrot Cake which is moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside- A delicious snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime- Oven version too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

We had just been to the movies to watch Bridesmaids (Aussie pride with Rebel Wilson, YO!) and had gone afterwards to get pancakes at the 24-hour pancake parlor. I’d chosen to get my usual, a Spanakopita Crepe (cheese, spinach and garlic) and my sister decided to be fancy- A short stack with STRAWBERRY ice cream instead of vanilla.

Don’t ask me how strawberry gets the ‘fancy’ crown over vanilla.

Anyway, my sister was inspired by Bridesmaids to discuss her wedding goals. She wanted to have a small wedding and my invitation would be pending under the day before. My mum would not be allowed to open her mouth and Panda would walk her down the aisle. Guests would be served Japanese food but seafood would be banned. She also said Vera Wang would design her gown.

Wishful thinking. 

Healthy One Minute Carrot Cake which is moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside- A delicious snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime- Oven version too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I’m not sure which earth my sister resides on, but it’s certainly not the one we live on. Our meals were served and I was thankful to have pancakes distract me and I was able to contain my thoughts. I then had to shatter my sister’s dreams by giving her a reality check and advising her that her wedding dreams were just that- DREAMS. My sister, being her stubborn self, laughed it off and told me I was just jealous and that my invitation was no longer pending- I was not invited.

C’est la bloody vie. 

So what does today’s recipe have to do with the above memory? Nothing- Except I know this will be the snack I’ll be enjoying while my sister has this fantasy wedding of stupidity. Unlike her ‘dream cake’, my version’s carrot cake base IS CARROT CAKE and the frosting comes with a CREAM CHEESE option. Seriously, I cannot believe her reasoning for the name. I digress- Let’s ignore her lamenting and jump into today’s delicious creation- A healthy one minute carrot cake

Healthy One Minute Carrot Cake which is moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside- A delicious snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime- Oven version too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy one minute carrot cake is moist, fluffy and tender on the outside- A delicious snack or quick dessert! While it may look like a decadent treat, it’s actually packed full of healthy ingredients which makes this appropriate to enjoy ANYTIME! Clocking it at under 100 calories (without the optional glaze), it’s also naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free! While it takes around 1 minute in the microwave, I know not everyone uses one or prefers this method- Take note of the 

HACK! This recipe comes with three frosting options, similar to this carrot cake recipe. While I personally LOVE cream cheese, I have a soft spot for the coconut butter glaze which…well, coconut butter.

Make this healthy one minute carrot cake and seriously. 

If you need a workout without lifting a finger, call Niki.

After, you’ll consider burpees to be like rainbows. 

Healthy 1 Minute Carrot Cake

You only need one minute in the microwave to whip up this healthy carrot cake! Moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside, this healthy one minute carrot cake is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and comes with a tested paleo option!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 1 T cream cheese of choice Dairy free or standard
  • Granulated monk fruit sweetener/sweetener of choice to desired sweetness
  • Cinnamon

For the protein frosting

For the coconut butter frosting

Instructions

  • For the microwave version
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flours, sweetener, cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg and baking powder in mix well.
  • Add in your egg white, mashed carrots, optional shredded carrots, dairy free milk and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Microwave for 50 seconds (or up to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave) and remove. Top with frosting and enjoy!

For the oven version

  • Pour batter into an oven safe dish and bake at 350 for 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

* If you omit the oat flour for almond, you'll need a dash more dairy free milk.
** Depending on the starch you use and the brand of coconut flour, you will most likely need more than 1 tablespoon- Adjust accordingly.
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Healthy One Minute Carrot Cake which is moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside- A delicious snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime- Oven version too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

For those unmarried, what is your ideal wedding cake?

For those whom are married, what WAS your wedding cake? 

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60 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Carrot Cake (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. Haha oh Niki…. I would love to hear her explain that to her cake baker when she actually does get married.
    We got married in Mexico and our cake was free as part of our package. I never got to do the whole cake tasting thing. Instead, I selected “cake ‘F'” from the PDF the resort wedding person sent me. It was classic vanilla and was surprisingly one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten in my life. Our guests were taking extra slices back to their rooms. I would kill to eat that cake again….

  2. You’re reading my mind Arman! I’ve had carrot cake on the brain ALL WEEK. I just got donut pans and I am dying to make a carrot cake donut! This mugcake looks amazing and I think it just convinced me to make something carrot cake-y this week. 🙂

  3. I made a strawberry cake once. I mixed real strawberries into the batter and frosted it with strawberry cream cheese frosting. However, let’s get real, I want a Krispy Kreme donut cake. Clutch.

  4. YAY for young–I mean really young at 18–bachelorettes! I want a wholesome CHOCOLATE cake with a delicious frosting–peanut butter, if no one has allergies XD
    I cannot wait to make this carrot cake because I have all of the ingredients! I’d replace the oat flour with coconut flour or one more tablespoon of almond flour because I have no oat flour 🙁

  5. LOL, I’m always amused by your conversations with and stories about your sister. A fun family you have! And this super quick and easy carrot cake looks delicious!! Must try!

  6. Remember that time i made your carrot cake like once a week? how about starting with like once a day now? OH and i actually want my wedding cake to be carrot cake. only i want it to be pancakes. frosted with nut butter. and i want the bride & groom to be made out of white chocolate or cinnamon sticks or something edible. UGH my groom is going to be so happy 😉 almost as happy as i am when i eat this and pretend i have a significant other <333333

  7. Stefan and I got engaged on vacation and started the cake tasting the very day we came back home. We took it very seriously with a 5 start rating system and different categories. Needless to say it took us several month to choose. Their Carrot Cake didn’t make it though it’s my favorite cake ever.
    I love the sound of this and I am going to make this mug cake my breakfast tomorrow 🙂 Love the cream cheese frosting since the cinnamon pancakes!

  8. We had red velvet at my wedding and I took the tasting portion of the planning very seriously 🙂 Meaning we did three of them at three different places. Seriously so fun!

  9. Have you done and/or will you consider doing a red velvet one? 🙂 it’s my fave.

    ALSOOOO I learned TODAY that people were not getting notified that I responded to their comments on my blog (I didn’t know you had to have a plugin for that), so SORRY if you thought I was ignoring the comments you’ve made on my posts…I RESPOND TO EVERY SINGLE ONE.

  10. I have found out recently that I am allergic to eggs, so I am new to all of this. Can you tell me what flax eggs are and how to make them? Thanks!

    1. Hi Evie! sure thing- Soak 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons of water and allow to sit for 10 minutes (better if in the fridge). When the directions indicate to add the egg, add the flaxegg (what is produced from that combination) and enjoy! 🙂

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  12. This mug cake is amazing! I have not had carrot cake in many years and have craved it for a long time. This was my personal birthday cake. Thank you!

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