Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is an amazing, slimming-friendly treat whether you’re following Weight Watchers or calorie counting! 

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

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How many Calories are in this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting?

There are 57 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What diets is this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Oats

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this recipe?

These amazing cakes have just 1 Point each! So you can enjoy one with a cuppa whilst planning what to use the rest of your Points on!

How to make this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

These little cakes are really easy, anyone can make them! Here’s a summary;

  • Mix the cake ingredients in a bowl, divide between 6 muffin cases and bake in a preheated oven until cooked
  • Mix the frosting ingredients together
  • Spoon over the frosting mix onto the cakes once they have cooled

Do you need any special ingredients to make Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting?

Not at all! All the ingredients are really easy to come by at the supermarket.

We use some classic carrot cake spices in this recipe – cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice.

Just make sure you buy mixed spice and not allspice…the two are verrrry different and you really wouldn’t want to get them mixed up!

We like to use a natural, granulated sweetener which weighs the same as sugar – this way you don’t need much, and the flavour of these types of sweetener tends to be so much nicer.

They do tend to be a little more expensive to buy, but are definitely worth it. Look out for brands such as Sukrin, Natvia or Canderel Sugarly.

Can you cook Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting another way?

You need to cook these cakes as per the method listed below.

How do you know when this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is cooked?

You should cook these cakes until they are cooked right through and a skewer comes out clean when pushed into the centre.

This should take approx 25-30 minutes in the oven.

How long can you keep Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

Make sure to refrigerate these cakes in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these cakes in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen before the frosting is put on, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

Cake 10 minutes 30 minutes




57kcal 1

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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To make the Cakes
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin tray with 6 medium paper cupcake cases
  2. Pat the grated carrot dry on some kitchen roll
  3. Put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly
  4. Divide the mixture between the 6 cases then bake for 25 - 30 minutes
  5. Allow to cool and top with the frosting
To make the frosting
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and spread over the top of the cooled cakes

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      As we say in the article Sukrin is a sweetener. You can get it from most supermarkets and independent health shops 🙂

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  1. If you are using 3tbsp sweetener for 6 cakes does that not equate to half a tbsp per cake not half a tsp as you say in the text? Or do you mean 3tsp sweetener in the recipe?

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