Well that’s a mouth full, isn’t it?

This cake is probably my most favorite cake I’ve ever made. Which is silly because it’s so so simple. Simple and delicious. That’s my favorite kinds of food.

I’m watching ‘Sixteen Candles’ right now. What a classic. I miss movies like that. The ones that were produced before I was born.

Oh sh*t, I’m watching ‘The Breakfast Club’ now. BEST NIGHT EVER.

So I’m heading to South Dakota today. Got a sweet little wedding reception to go to. We’re staying at a cabin, going to a lake, drinking some ice cold beverages, and probably eating a lot of food. The bride likes to eat, which is why I really like her, among other reasons, so we will be chowing down on a regular basis. Let’s talk about what I’m packing in my cooler to share with the other lovely people going.

  1. A sweet potato and chorizo egg casserole
  2. A potato and breakfast sausage egg casserole
  3. This delicious carrot breakfast protein cake
  4. Chocolate zucchini muffins from my zucchini bread recipe
  5. Bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed jalapeños
  6. Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips
  7. Chili Lime plantain chips from Sprouts
  8. Sandwiches for the lake made with gluten free bread, kerrygold cheddar cheese, turkey and ham (wish me luck that this bread doesn’t taste like balls)
  9. Larabars
  10. Quest Bars
  11. Fruit and nut trail mix – almonds, pecans, cashews, dried mango, and raisins
  12. Chocolate and nut trail mix – almonds, pecans, cashews, dark chocolate drops (fancy m&m’s), and dark chocolate peanuts
  13. Coconut water
  14. Strawberry flavored soda water
  15. Lime flavored soda water

That’s all I got. I think. I’m sure a few other snacks made it in there. No, not all of these foods are paleo. Neither are my friends. And I like making them happy. That’s the point of spending hours in the kitchen getting ready for a 3 day trip.

Moving on. I’m actually really excited about this trip now, mainly because now I get to take a couple rest days. I did CrossFit and ran every day for 6 days in a row, and I’m slightly miserable. When I was competing in CrossFit, it was normal to feel this miserable. But now I don’t really like that feeling. I like feeling sore. I like feeling like a worked hard. But I don’t like feeling like my limbs may snap if I step on a crack wrong. And that’s how I’m feeling right about now. My ankles, my wrists, my shoulders. They are all about to break. Is the age of 25 when I start to break down? My friend Kam said it was. What a bummer.


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Carrot Breakfast Protein Cake

  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 2 large carrots, finely shredded
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 35 grams (or 1 heaping scoop) Vanilla Primal Fuel (or 2 tablespoons coconut flour if you do not eat use protein powder)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Shred carrots as thin as possible. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add almond butter and eggs and mix well.
  4. Then add honey, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Fold in raisins.
  6. Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil, pour batter into the dish and place in oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake has a nice crust to it.
  7. Let cool before cutting.


Makes 8 pieces of cake

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  1. Taylor says:

    Have you had any luck subbing the nut butter for anything? Trying to lower the fat some in these. Thanks!!

    1. juli says:

      i haven’t used anything other than nut or seed butter for this so i can’t say for sure

  2. Ally says:

    Just wanted to say thank you Juli, these taste amazing and are so easy to do. Whenever I need a recipe that I know will taste great I log onto your website! Even my husband, who can be a little fussy, is asking for more!

    1. juli says:

      oooo I love this oldie but a goodie recipe! so glad you liked it too!

  3. Jess says:

    I scrolled through a lot of the comments but I didn’t see anyone asking what you think about using casein protein powder instead of whey protein powder, have you tried this or do you have any thoughts about it? I know casein has a very different texture so I’m curious if you think it would work. I’d love to make this my before-bed snack! Thank you, I love all your recipes so much, and I can’t wait to try this one!

    1. juli says:

      i’m sure it would still work!

  4. Chastity Anglin says:

    Would Vital Proteins Collagen work for the protein powder? Not too familiar with protein powders. Thank you, these look so yummy!

    1. juli says:

      i’m not sure, i haven’t tried it that way

  5. Chastityanglin@comcast.net says:

    FYI, using the Collagen powder in place of the protein or coconut flour turned out great! I thought you might like to know since you use Collagen too.

    1. juli says:

      awesome!! thanks for letting me know! i’ll have to try that out soon!

  6. HJ says:

    Looks awesome! Do you think Vital Protein would work?

    1. juli says:

      it should! just haven’t tried it myself that way!

  7. Briana Stiles says:

    This is delicious! For some reason mine cooked through in about 15-20 min and I didn’t take it out until 25min so it was a little dry but still delicious. I’ll definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Burt Burton says:

    Please explain to me what not-raw honey is

    1. juli says:

      The main difference between regular and raw honey is that regular honey is pasteurized and filtered. i just use raw honey in recipes because i prefer the taste, but you can use any honey you’d like!

  9. Angela Darnell says:

    absolutely love this recipe, make it loads with little variations – like adding cherries. Only problem is I can eat the whole cake in 2 days!!! thank you for the recipe though x

    1. juli says:

      so glad you liked it Angela!