Recipe: BEST Sugar Free Carrot Cake

My Father is Diabetic so for Sunday Dinners, Holidays and his Birthday (which was today) I wanted to make him some of his favorite foods and a nice dessert that is sugar free.

This year I wanted to make him a cake. Not sure where to begin I sat at the computer. I saw a recipe for Sugar Free carrot cake. Perfect I thought. the recipe is by a girl ” Hey Hey Holly” on YouTube.  I adapted my recipe from hers, basically I completely kinda changed the whole thing so I will now call it mine.

Because I didn’t want to use so much sugar substitute and 6 egg whites seemed like I would use to many of my eggs. Plus I like full flavor so why not just use the whole egg.  So for all you wanting to adapt recipes from egg whites to whole just use 1 whole for every 2 whites in recipe.  Plus I used sugar free pudding to help with the moistness.

It came out AWESOME!!! I was very happy and so was my father. You would never know it was not the real sugar in it. Plus I used  mostly Stevia instead of gross Splenda. I love the use of Stevia cause it is naturally derived and better for you.

I use extra leavening due to the fact that sugar substitute does not give proper structure to cakes, this with the help of trying out Stevia in my recipe did the trick.


tsp= teaspoon  TBL= Tablespoon

BEST Sugar Free Carrot Cake


3 cups  regular flour

2 tsp Baking Soda

3 tsp Baking Powder

1 TBL cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp Salt

3 whole eggs

1/4 cup lightly packed a Brown sugar Splenda

1/2 cup Stevia

1/2 package of sugar free pudding (I used vanilla cheesecake)

(I use Jello brand POWDERED SUGAR FREE INSTANT pudding mix, not the pre made stuff)

1 cup all natural sugar free applesauce

1 cup whole milk

1/4 cup chopped pecans

(1/4 cup raisins if you like – Pops does not like raisins so I did not use :(   )

2 cups carrots


1. In a separate bowl sift together all 6 first dry ingredients;  flour, bs, bp, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt

2. In  standing mixer med speed cream together eggs with sugars and pudding (1/2 package of pudding)

3. into the egg mix then add applesauce.

4. with mixer on a lower speed add flour 1 cup alternating with 1/4 cup of milk (Milk will be 4 turns of -1/4 c /Flour will be 3 turns of  -1 cup)

*alternating wet and dry ingredients will make for a moister better cake*

5. fold in pecans and if you like raisins

6. pour into prepared bundt pan 3/4 way up filled (I used Bakers Secret spray heavily sprayed into bundt)

Batter will be a thick batter and you will have a little left over unless you have a BIG Bundt pan :)

Cook at 350 degrees for 35 – 50 Minutes

*at about 25 minutes I checked for doneness with a  wood skewer and it was not done but nicely browning, I covered with foil for the rest of the cooking process, checking doneness with wood skewer til nothing stuck to it.

Removed from pan and lightly covered with a foil tent to cool for ten Min before I took foil off to cool completely.


1. In standing mixer add remaining 1/2 package of pudding with 8 oz cream cheese (I used room temp whipped cream cheese) and 2 TBL Stevia.

2. When mixed add in 1 tub sugar free cool whip, then beat with mixer.

3. Spoon frosting into a plastic baggie and cut off tip on one edge of bottom of baggie to make a piping bag.

4. Decorate cooled cake with bag (this is fun part- kiddos enjoyed this)

5. Enjoy, cover cake with plastic wrap and keep in fridge.

 Momma Says:  Carrot Cake in my book is considered a veggie for the day.  Who knew eating veggies could be so yummy!


Recipe: Best Sugar Free Carrot Cake





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10 Responses
  1. sydney says:


    You left out the amout of salt to add. Can you let me know?? I’m a Type 1 and really want to try this recipe.

    Thanks for Sharing :-)

  2. says:

    Sidney, Sorry about that,
    for cakes use about 1/2 teaspoon or less or even none if you dont want the salt. Salt does enhance and makes cookies and cakes somehow sweeter they say. I know many times I forget it totally and we all still eat whatever it is like savages, LOL!

  3. gail says:

    I’ve hunted through this recipe for how the carrots should be prepared and when should they be added. Should they be grated or cooked and mashed or pureed? It looks delicious

  4. says:

    I use raw grated carrots add right into the cake batter.

  5. Tina Pickett says:

    Omg! My hubby is diabetic and carrot cake is his favorite. Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it tonight but I made cupcakes. Normally I dont care for carrot cake but this recipe is soooo good. Only one question…what size jello pkg? I used the small one and it came out great. Only one tip to others…do not use paper cupcake liners! Lol.

    • I use the smaller one I believe also. So glad that they worked out as cupcakes, been thinking of trying to do that also. Wonder if I spray the liners with a “Pam” like spray if that would help????

  6. Faith says:

    Hey I would like to use this recipe but i need to know… do i have to add the splenda? could i instead just use stevia or honey? and to i have to use the sugar free pudding mix?


    • Of course you can use splenda, just watch your amount I am sure you could find a substitute chart for all sugars like honey even agave, if you find one let me know….Maybe I will research and be able to make one myself. As for sugar free mix, I did that cause my father is diabetic, I am sure you can use the regular one as a replacement I just needed the “Fake sugar” for his needs. Best of luck

  7. Sue Kmetz says:

    Hi- I made your sugar free carrot cake yesterday and it was a hit at a dinner party. The only thing I would like to know is : What is a “wood squeer”? Tried looking it up and got 2 answers, 1) A last name in the story of Nicholas Nickleby and 2) A word in Urban Dictionary having to do with queers. Do you mean “skewers”???

    • Sue
      Thanks so much for catching my typo, LOL!!! You are right I meant skewer. I did not do spell check. I type then do sp check, this time I forgot OOPS. Glad everyone liked the cake. I know that for people who do not like carrot cake not putting in raisins is a first to wrangling them in, but once they try it they LOVE it.

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