Spelt flour carrot cake is here to satisfy all your carrot cake cravings! I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake, so I’m excited to finally share a recipe of my own. It’s made with spelt flour, sweetened with coconut sugar + maple syrup, and is the only healthy carrot cake recipe you need this fall!
It deliciously sweet, dare I say moist, and topped with the best maple cream cheese glaze.
Months ago I shared a recipe for carrot cake oatmeal bars. While I love that recipe, I wanted to create a recipe that was more cake like. I’ve tested this one 3 times, and it’s definitely going to be a year-round staple.
I grew up in a family that always had something sweet in the morning. My mom would always enjoy a slice of homemade cake with her coffee, so I wanted to create a healthier cake recipe, and this one was such a hit!
I love using spelt flour in place of flour because its higher in fiber and protein, has a mildly nutty flavor, and provides essential nutrients like iron, magnesium and zinc.
The cake gets most of its moisture from the applesauce. Applesauce is a great addition to recipes when you want to cut back on the fat, but it also adds a little bit of sweetness without needing to add more sugar.
The glaze can be made dairy-free if you sub a vegan cream cheese, and this cake is freezer friendly too!
For a nut free versions, just leave out the chopped walnuts!