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Healthy Buckwheat Carrot Cake (gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Buckwheat Carrot Cake

Servings: 2 8" cake layers
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
This Buckwheat Carrot Cake is nutritious and delicious, and secretly sugar free, low fat, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan!


  • 230g (2 cups) Grated Carrots **
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest or Orange Zest
  • 300g (2½ cups) Buckwheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 246g (1 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp English Toffee-Flavored Stevia Extract
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar


  • **Grate the carrots and zest the lemon/orange. Place the carrots on a paper towel to drain off the excess water.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray two 8" cake pans with cooking spray and line with parchment paper circles.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, apple pie spice, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, almond milk, stevia extract, and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk in the grated carrots and zest.  Whisk in the vinegar.
  • Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk together.  Scoop the batter into the prepared cake pans, spread them out, and bake for ~34 minutes, or until the surface springs back when tapped.
  • Flip cakes onto a wire cooling rack and let cool completely. Slice and serve with your favorite nut butter (I used cashew butter), pure maple syrup, and/or fresh fruit!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: Nourishing Meals
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Buckwheat Carrot Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/16th of recipe)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 180mg8%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2500IU50%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes
Keyword: Dairy Free, Eggless, Fat Free, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Sugar Free, Vegan