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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: mug cake
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This paleo carrot cake mug cake is incredibly easy to make, only taking a few minutes from start to finish! It also has a wonderfully soft & tender texture packed full of all your favourite fall flavours like cinnamon, nutmeg & grated carrots! It is also paleo, gluten, grain, dairy & refined sugar-free!


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch or two of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp carrot, peeled & grated
  • 2 tbsp milk or choice or water
  • 1 tbsp collagen peptides (optional*)


  1. In a small bowl mix all of the mug cake ingredients until well combined, ensuring there are no clumps of coconut flour left.
  2. Grease a mug or ramekin with your choice of oil (I like avocado or coconut oil).
  3. Add the mixture into the greased mug & place in the microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Remove carefully with oven mitts & cook for an additional 15-60 seconds until the cake is fully cooked*. 
  5. I cooked mine for 2 minutes & it was perfect, however baking times will vary depending on your microwave.
  6. I topped mine with some melted coconut butter, extra carrot & walnuts. You could also top with your favourite cream cheese icing. Enjoy!


*Cook at 15-30 second intervals, checking after each to ensure you don’t over-cook the cake. You can insert a toothpick or fork to see if it comes out relatively clean to check if it is done. 

Keywords: carrot cake, mug cake