Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Growing up, the month of march meant two things in my home; my father’s birthday and a small carrot cake. It was just enough for two hearty pieces because my mother never cared much for carrot cake, and I have no memory of her ever having any. Fast forward to last year when Mom reached into the oven to pull out a large baking pan and proceeded to cut three pieces.

We looked on, surprised, until she told us she had found a delicious, healthy carrot cake recipe to try. Thanks to this healthy carrot cake recipe I’m going to share with you, she has been converted.

It may have something to do with the delicious berries that you don’t often see in a carrot cake recipe, or perhaps the almonds or the delicious blend of spices. Whatever it is, this carrot cake recipe is an absolute winner. Not to mention it’s a lot better for you than traditional carrot cake recipes. Does healthy mean you reap the benefits of a smarter recipe, or does it mean you can just have much bigger pieces and not feel bad about it? That’s entirely up to you, but I dare you to not go back for seconds.

Here’s what you will need.

  • 2 cups flour (whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups dates (chopped finely)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate (thaw first)
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1 cup almonds (slivered)
  • ½ cup blueberries (dried)
  • ½ cup cranberries (dried)


  1. The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 350°F (180° C).
  2. Next, oil your baking pan and boil the water in a pan.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add your orange juice concentrate and stir in the dates.
  4. Remove from heat and bring the water, juice and date mixture to room temperature.
  5. Whisk together the flour, bakina soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
  6. Mix together the wet ingrediants with the dry ingrediants, and then add all the remaining ingrediants. (Carrots, almonds, blueberries and cranberries)
  7. Pour your batter into your baking pan and bake for approximitely 50 minutes.
  8. .. And the most important step, naturally, is to enjoy this delicious carrot cake recipe with your friends!
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