Diabetic Carrot Cake

By tommy123400

Simply limit yourself to a small serving and this delicious no-compromises recipe can fit your diabetic meal plan.

Diabetic Carrot Cake
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 1/3 cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrots (about 3 med)

  • 1/2 cup well-drained crushed pineapple

  • Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1/4 cup neufchatel cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup yogurt cheese (or fat-free brick-style cream cheese)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch tube or bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. - In a shallow microwavable dish, spread the walnuts in a single layer and microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set aside.

  3. - In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Add the oil, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla; beat until smooth.

  4. - Stir in the reserved nuts, the carrots, and the pineapple.

  5. - Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 - 40 minutes.

  6. - Cool completely before frosting.

  7. - To make the frosting, in a medium bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and neufchatel cheese until smooth.

  8. - Gently stir in the yogurt cheese, just until blended (do not stir excessively; the frosting will thin). Spread on the cake and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

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12 replies

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jenswan 2013-08-06 17:15:08 -0500 Report

So frustrating to see all these recipes called low-carb but containing all the sugar and wheat flour. Definitely would use Swerve instead of the sugar but I don't know how to sub coconut and/or almond flour for the wheat flour.

AuntieM234 2011-08-24 18:28:39 -0500 Report

I love you, Tommy, but how is this diabetic? I think my BS spiked just from reading the recipe. ;-) Mara

shoulders 2011-08-24 17:56:03 -0500 Report

So very delightful. Can't wait till the holidays to try this recipe. Might have to blame you for the extra calories, when I go to see the Doctors.(LOL)

RAINDANCER1950 2011-07-26 11:15:59 -0500 Report

who doesn't like carrot cake…will be trying this as it is a muct make for our family holiday feasts…i use splenda in all my baked goods, unless the recipe states it needs to have sugar…for the recipe to be right ! then, if sugar is required…i discard it , for a more friendly diabetic dish !

shoulders 2011-07-14 00:53:02 -0500 Report

Thanks so much for this recipe. I have given-up on Carrot Cake all together. But,you have given it back to me…