Carrot Cake

  • 2.5:1 ratio
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Recipe makes 6 portions

This ketogenic diet recipe provides approximately:

Nutritional content QUANTITY 1 QUANTITY 2
Fat 15.5g 12.2g LCT 93.1g 73.1g LCT
3.3g MCT 20g MCT
Protein 3.9g 23.5g
Carbohydrate 2.3g 13.5g
Energy (calories) 164kcal 986kcal


Ingredients Quantity
Carrot Cake
Butter, room temperature 25g
Sweetener e.g. Sukrin gold 14g
MCTprocal 32g/td>
Ground almonds 64g
Carbohydrate-free baking powder e.g. Barkat 3g
Walnuts, chopped 10g
Cinnamon 2g
Vanilla essence 2 drops
Egg, beaten 25g
Water 30g
Sugar-free maple syrup e.g. Walden Farms 10g
Carrot, finely grated 10g
Cream cheese icing
Sugar-free maple syrup e.g. Walden Farms 20g
Cream cheese, full fat 20g
Double cream e.g. Morrison's or Tesco 6g


Carrot cake

  1. Pre heat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. In a bowl, add butter and sweetener, mix for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  3. Add MCTprocal , ground almonds, carbohydrate-free baking powder, walnuts, and cinnamon. Using fingers, rub the mixture to a sandy texture.
  4. Add egg, water, vanilla essence, sugar-free maple syrup and 8g of carrot, mix until a smooth, thick batter is formed
  5. Line a 12cm diameter spring loaded tin and pour in cake mixture. 6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a metal skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Transfer the cake to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Cream cheese icing

  1. Add sugar-free icing sugar and cream cheese to a bowl, mix together.
  2. Add the double cream, continue to mix until combined.
  3. Using a palette knife, spread the cream cheese icing over the top of cake.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining 2g of carrot over the top, cut into 6 equal portions and serve.

MCTprocal is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision. This recipe has been specifically designed for use in a ketogenic diet. Refer to labels for allergens and other product information.

Always check with your dietitian what is suitable for you.