Carrot Cake with Vanilla Skyr

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Sweet Tooth = Satisfied

Indulge your sweet tooth with this health-ified version of carrot cake! Light in sugar, but rich in flavor, this carrot cake is sure to be a staple dessert recipe for years to come. Thanks to the all-natural ingredients, this recipe is bursting with nutritional goodness, while still providing a taste that is sure to wow everyone you serve it to. We used Icelandic Provisions vanilla Skyr as an icing instead of traditional frosting to cut down on sugar and provide an extra boost of nutrition.


Nutrient Booster: Skyr

Adding Icelandic Provisions Skyr as a frosting provides a thick, creamy texture that’s less tart than Greek yogurt, and more flavorful than other dairy alternatives. Icelandic Provisions use authentic Heirloom Skyr Cultures that have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years, which where their distinct flavor comes from. Icelandic Provisions is the only authentic Icelandic Skyr in the U.S., so go ahead and try it out for yourself! You can eat it on it’s own, or incorporate it into some recipes such as our Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail, Pumpkin Overnight Oats,  and Vanilla Cupcakes. But, however you choose to consume it, Skyr is a food product that you don’t want to miss out on!



Carrot Cake with Vanilla Skyr

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings


  • 6 ounces maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 flax eggs, see note
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour or all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 (5.3) ounce container vanilla Icelandic Provisions skyr


Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Cover a baking pan with parchment paper, and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, add the maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Mix on a low setting with either a stand mixer or hand mixer until creamy. Add the eggs (one at a time) and flax eggs. Beat mixture together until fluffy. Add the vanilla extract, and continue to mix until well combined. Set aside.

  3. In a medium size bowl, add flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, and mix until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, beating on a medium speed until there are no lumps and everything is well combined. Fold in the grated carrots, and pour into prepared pan.

  4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven, cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack or a plate and cool completely. You could put the cake in the refrigerator to cool quickly before frosting.

  5. Place Icelandic Provisions vanilla Skyr into a small bowl, and beat with a hand mixer until creamy. Frost the cake with the creamy Skyr, and serve.

Recipe Notes

1 Flax Eggs = 1 tablespoons flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water stirred in a small bowl. 

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 320 calories, Fat: 18 grams, Saturated fat: 15 grams, Carbohydrates: 35 grams, Sugar: 20 grams, Sodium: 160 milligrams, Fiber: 3 grams, Protein: 5 grams, Cholesterol: 25 milligrams

Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition communications consultant for Icelandic Provisions. 
We were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

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