Carrot Cake in a Mug! Quick healthy dessert!



Hey hey my dear POPsters!!!

It’s Thursday! And you know what that means. You have to do a POP HIIT. I mean, wait. That was so not dramatic enough. You have to conquer the HARDEST POP HIIT AND CRAZIEST MOST DIFFICULT WORKOUT OF YOUR LIFE! The reviews for I Knew You Were Trouble POP HIIT 8 are insane. Those who finished nearly died. Including me. Read the comments here.

But life gets sweeter! I planned it all out. When you finish that workout, you can have this carrot cake! The fastest easiest healthiest carrot cake ever. You ready? Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients for cake: (1 serving)

– 1 egg

– 2 TBS banana mash

– 1 baby carrot

– 2 TBS almond flour

– 2/3 TBS stevia

– 1 TBS greek yogurt

– 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

– little pinch of baking powder

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting: (more than 1 serving)

– 1/8 cup tofu

– 1/4 cup tofutti cream cheese

– 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tsp stevia


Mix all cake ingredients in a mug! Microwave for 1-2 min depending on how hot your microwave gets. If you’re against microwaves you can also make this at 350F for 7-10 min. Just watch it in either case.

Then take out and chill in freezer while you make the frosting.

Blend all of the frosting ingredients together until smooth.

Then slice cake in half, add frosting inside, on top, and add extra carrot shreds, walnuts, and cinnamon to garnish!

Whole thing is 200 cals vs a “real” slice of carrot cake at 400 cals.

carrot cake in a mug

Have fun and #cheapcleaneats on Instagram when you make this so I can see! One of my fave things to do is obsessively check that hashtag on Insta and see how long it is before the first POPster uploads his or her pic on the food I made that week! Hahaha. I am so happy that you guys really like the Cheap Clean Eats series! These take soooo much more time to film and edit (and I’m not exactly the BEST in the kitch) but I seriously love making food and sharing the recipes with you! Have  a fab Thursday!

What do you think I should healthify next?

<3 Cassey


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  1. marija says:

    Can it work if I add pineapple? I was planing on adding it in frosting and maybe bisquit…

  2. Tasmiah Rahman says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I just tried this tonight, and they were AMAZING! I even skipped on the sugar and icing. Literally, I just put eggs, banana, carrot, almond flour (I just threw sliced almonds in a food processor!), greek yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and baking power! Seriously, even without the sugar and icing, this was GREAT! I needed a carb free after gym snack (I came home at 9 pm and I really didn’t want to have sugar or carbs) this was PERFECT. I’ve been craving carrot cake, this def meets the cravings! I love you so much for this Cassey!!!!

  3. Malena says:

    I tried this out with ricotta (no fat) instead of greak yogurt and oats instead of almond meal and it tasted great! It didn’t really taste like carrot cake but whatever it was like a nice moist banana cake! i didn’t do icing though because i dont know what the heck toffuti cream cheese is and it was just improvised with stuff i had at home. Anyway, great recipe, Cassey!

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  5. tiana says:

    wow, wow,..
    welldone Cassy!
    i’ll go to make it.

  6. Marla says:

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children.

    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
    placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab
    inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  7. Brittany says:

    Hey Cassey! I really like the carrot cake recipe but have an allergy to bananas …. can i sub anything for that or even omit it?
    Thank you!! ^-^

  8. Joanie says:

    hey cassey! can you replace the greek yogurt with something else ?

    1. Katie says:

      If you can’t have lactose maybe coconut milk? Brands such as Thai Kitchen have canned coconut milk that is separated with the cream on top, that may be thick enough to work.

  9. Deeja says:

    Hey cassey! I
    Could you please make a cheap clean eats for one of these:
    Cinnamon rolls
    Cookie dough

  10. Ellie says:

    Healthy nutella would be amaaazing!! Nutella is one of my biggest weaknesses! I’d also love to see healthy lasagne too!

  11. William says:

    This looks great, Cassey! Will definitely be adding this to my lunch ideas. 🙂

  12. Elena says:

    Yay thanks so much for providing oven instructions! I’m not against microwaves but I don’t have one. Seriously you’re the first person to give oven instructions for a mug cake and I love you for that! Thank you!

  13. Weewoo says:

    please do august diet bet!

  14. Sinia says:

    woah, great, just made this for a spontaneous coffee date and everyone found it delicous.
    And I also would whish for a healthy version of cinnamon rolls! 🙂

  15. Sabine says:

    Ideas for the next Cheap Clean Eats episode:
    * Lasagna (pleeease!!!)
    * Cheesecake (please!!)
    * Cinnamon Rolls
    * Brownies
    * Scones
    * Nutella (please!)

  16. Alex says:

    I like it! 🙂 can you please do a recipe for homemade protein bars? they’re so expensive at the store >.<

  17. I love this cake recipe! I never tried carrots as my cake ingredient before. I would love to try it. My daughter will surely love helping me doing this cake. Thanks! 🙂

  18. Laura says:

    hey Cassey, could I substitute the almond flour for anything else? my town is a little crappy and my local supermarcket doesn’t sell whole unsalted almonds or almond flour :s

  19. Kayla says:

    Random fyi: pb +vanilla Greek yogurt taste like peanut butter frosting. O my yum.

    1. Robyn says:

      So do you literally just mix Peanut butter and Greek Yogurt? Nothing else? It sounds yummy!

  20. Marinda says:

    This looks delicious! Could you try to do some more vegan recipes? Completing a vegan challenge is so hard with all these yummy looking recipes 🙁

  21. Kate says:

    you should make a healthy version of nutella 🙂 that would be awesome

  22. Vanessa says:

    Hello Cassey, here are my suggestions for a next Cheap Clean Eats episode:

    * 3 healthy cupcakes (blueberry, strawberry basil and PB banana
    * lasagna
    * brownies
    * spring rolls
    * spaghetti

  23. Nadia says:

    can i use ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese?

  24. Kittz says:

    Oh my god this was so good. Tried it with whole wheat flour and since i didn’t have tofu lying around i had some cream cheese mixed it with a bit of vanilla and a tsp of powder sugar. HMMMMM so good…anyway to make a healthy brownie

  25. Vanessa says:

    Can you post a recipe about how to make a black beans chocolat brownie ? I am confused. It has so many recipes and I don`t understand how to deal with the beans. If you will post it can you also make a video? I am from Switzerland. So my English is not really good. I am learning it at school yet.

  26. Fiona says:

    Looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  27. Brooke says:

    Try to healthify brownies, French fries, lasagna, or cinnamon rolls!! Like you posted on your IG

  28. Ainsley says:

    i dont feel like going to the store, so can i use regular or oat flour instead of almond flour?

  29. Deirdre says:

    I love your recipes 🙂

  30. Ana says:

    I was famous in high school for my carrot cake but the recipe carries so much sugar and butter that i’ve stopped making it so i LOVED this video! Im gonna definitely try this one as soon as i can get my hand on some of the non-traditional ingredients!

    Casey where could i buy Almond flour and the tofutti cream cheese??

  31. Tuzca says:

    Hi Cassey,

    Please try to healthily those small and cute French macaroons and blueberry cheesecake

  32. I love this!! We used to make the mug cakes all the time but haven’t for quite awhile because they weren’t very healthy. I love how you “healthified” this. 🙂

    My kids LOVE your videos by the way. They are 2-7yrs old and ask me to put “that exercise lady” on the big TV so they can exercise. They do pretty well following the workouts too. 🙂 I love your upbeat & positive attitude.

    Thanks!! <3

    1. Nat says:

      My kids do too! My 5 year old asks me every day when we’re going to do a workout with Cassey! ^_^

  33. Lily says:

    This looks SO good! I’ll be sure to try it out. Such a nice treat after that torturous but fun POP HIIT 8. I accidentally let go of the weight and made a scratch on the floor. Oops!
    For this cheap clean eats, could I use oatmeal instead of almond flour due to allergies?
    Please please please healthify cinnamon rolls. They are so good but so calorific >.< eek!
    Thank you so much, you're so inspiring!

  34. Legacy says:

    I can’t wait to do the POP HITT!! Scared but excited:) I think you should helthify cupcakes or chips?:)

  35. Pauline says:

    I am begging you to healthify bubble tea. I used to think it wasn’t that unhealthy, well…10 pounds later says otherwise ;(

  36. Me says:

    Hi, Cassey. Would normal flour be okay?