Keto Carrot Cake | Instant Pot Carrot Cake Recipe

Instant Pot Carrot Cake
Instant Pot Carrot Cake
Instant Pot Carrot Cake
Instant Pot Carrot Cake
Instant Pot Carrot Cake

Make a Keto Carrot Cake in your pressure cooker that’s both gluten-free and low carb! It’s perfect for days you don’t want to dirty a ton of dishes. And guess what? It tastes like a real cake.

Make a Keto Gluten-Free Carrot Cake in your Instant Pot. Perfect for days you don't want to heat up your kitchen.

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Why Should You Try Keto Carrot Cake?

  • Easy. Just mix the ingredients, pour and cook.
  • Low Carb. Only 4 net carbs per serving.
  • Gluten-Free. This Keto Carrot Cake recipe uses almond flour which is naturally gluten-free.
  • Tasty. Loaded with all of the flavors you would expect in a traditional carrot cake.

You Can Make A Cake In The Instant Pot?

So I created this AMAZING Carrot Cake which was also Gluten-Free. It is without a doubt, the best Keto cake I’ve ever created. It is made in the oven and is wonderful, but I wanted to find a more efficient way to cook it.

This is where the Instant Pot comes into play. I had made another Instant Pot Keto Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cake a while ago, but I wanted to try one with carrots, walnuts, and cream cheese. So I went to work again and created this delicious Keto Carrot Cake.

Cake cooks well in the Instant Pot because it bakes it without drying it out. This is perfect for Keto baking which can be dry if you’re not careful.

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that this Keto Carrot Cake isn’t pretty as the baked version. It also doesn’t taste as “baked” as the baked version.

But I do like not having to heat the kitchen and house for 40 minutes, so I’m posting this as an alternative for times you don’t want to use an oven or don’t have one, such as in your RV, or dorm, etc.

What Do You Use To Frost This Instant Pot Carrot Cake?

You can serve this cake without frosting, or you can make it a million times better and add my Keto Cream Cheese frosting. It’s only a few ingredients but takes this Keto Carrot Cake from good to incredible.

Are Carrots OK On Keto?

Depending on who you ask, carrots can be fine to eat on a low carb diet. They contain a fair amount of carbs, so you will want to eat them in moderation.

If you can safely work carrots into your macros for the day, go ahead and indulge. Especially if it’s in this delicious Keto Carrot Cake.

Is This Carrot Cake Keto-Friendly?

Yes! I use almond flour instead of regular flour, and Swerve instead of sugar to make this recipe. You still get all the great flavors of a carrot cake without all the carbs and calories from a traditional carrot cake recipe.

Can I Use Coconut Flour Instead Of Almond Flour In Keto Carrot Cake?

Unfortunately, no. Coconut flour and almond flour are two totally different ingredients and can never be subbed for one another.

If you’re not allergic to almonds, I highly suggest getting almond flour, because it’s a common Keto and Gluten-Free baking ingredient and is good to have on hand.

What Kind Of Pan Do I Need To Cook This Cake?

I recommend using a metal, 6″ springform cake pan. I don’t suggest using silicone or glass to make this Instant Pot Carrot Cake. The reason is that it slows down the cooking process to use those types of pans.

However, if you have to use a glass or silicone pan, you will likely need to add more time. If you open the Instant Pot after cooking, and it’s still raw, cook for 5 more minutes.

How Do You Make Keto Carrot Cake?

  1. Grease a 6-inch cake pan.
  2. Mix together all ingredients using a hand mixer, until the mixture is well-incorporated, and looks fluffy. This will keep the cake from being dense as almond flour cakes can sometimes be.
  3. Pour into the greased pan and cover the pan with foil.
  4. In the inner liner of your Instant Pot, place two cups of water, and a steamer rack. Place the foil-covered cake on the trivet.
  5. Press the CAKE button and allow it to cook for 40 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure. If you don’t have a cake button, just set your pressure cooker for 40 minutes at high pressure.
  6. Let it cool before icing with a frosting of your choice or serve plain. 

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Make a Keto Gluten-Free Carrot Cake in your Instant Pot. Perfect for days you don't want to heat up your kitchen.

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Make a Keto Gluten-Free Carrot Cake in your Instant Pot. Perfect for days you don't want to heat up your kitchen.

Keto Carrot Cake | Instant Pot Carrot Cake Recipe

Make an Instant Pot Carrot Cake in your pressure cooker. Perfect for days you don’t want to heat up your kitchen!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Course: Desserts

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Instant Pot Carrot Cake, Keto Carrot Cake, Low Carb Carrot Cake

Servings: 8

Calories: 268kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grease a 6-inch cake pan.
  • Mix together all ingredients using a hand mixer, until the mixture is well-incorporated, and looks fluffy. This will keep the cake from being dense as almond flour cakes can sometimes be.
  • Pour into the greased pan and cover the pan with foil.

  • In the inner liner of your Instant Pot, place two cups of water, and a steamer rack. Place the foil-covered cake on the trivet.
  • Press the CAKE button and allow it to cook for 40 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure. If you don’t have a cake button, just set your pressure cooker for 40 minutes at high pressure.

  • Let it cool before icing with a frosting of your choice or serve plain. 

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  • You can sub sweetener of choice for the Swerve.
  • If you use a silicone or glass pan, you will likely need tocook for longer. If at the end of cooking it still looks raw, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • You cannot sub coconut flour for the almond flour in this recipe.

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Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

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Originally Published June 22, 2017

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