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AIP Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting by Ashley Clark AIP Recipe Collection Group

This recipe for AIP Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting comes to you from one of our very talented members in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group. She’s generously offered to share her beautiful recipe with us here so the whole AIP community can enjoy it! 

There’s no reason for you do feel deprived at the holidays, on your birthday, anniversary or any other celebration … AIP can be very delicious and beautiful too!

♥ Thank-You Ashley ♥


As you can see, this one’s pretty versatile … she’s created a playful cake for her AIP kiddo with a double batch of icing and a more elegant version for her hubby using a single batch of icing and simple piped stars … beautiful work!

You’ll notice that this cake calls for palm shortening … yes, I hear you … but what about the orangutan habitat!?  We’re all sensitive to things like this, so simply be sure to use a product that’s sustainably sourced. I personally use Nutiva brand because they’re serious about sustainability – read more about palm oil & palm shortening here in my post – What About Palm Oil?

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AIP Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting by Ashley Clark AIP Recipe Collection Group

AIP Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting

Yield: 14 to 16 - 2" Square Pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIP Recipe Collection Group Member Ashley Clark ♥ No need to miss out at party time just because you're on the AIP! This cake is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and any delicious celebration.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease an 8x8 pan with avocado oil or other compliant fat
  3. Put tigernut flour in a coffee/spice grinder and grind until fine
  4. Add all dry ingredients (excluding Agar Agar) to a large mixing bowl
  5. Fold the carrots into the dry ingredients
  6. Mix wet ingredients (excluding the water listed with the Agar Agar) together in a medium bowl and set aside
  7. In a small sauce pan, heat the 8 Tbsp of water and Agar Agar over high heat, whisking continually until thickened. The mixture should be bubbling the entire time. Once thickened pour immediately into the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  8. Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined (do not over mix)
  9. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly
  10. Bake for 18 minutes and then cover the pan with aluminum foil and continue baking for an additional 16 minutes. Toothpick inserted in the centre should come out clean when cooked
  11. Allow to cool in the pan
  12. Invert to cooling rack and cool completely before frosting

Instructions for Icing:

NOTE: The icing ingredients listed above will make enough to ice one cake. If you want to pipe decorations on the cake, make an extra batch of icing for that purpose or simple pipe decorations on the bare cake - that looks pretty too.

Using a hand mixer, combine all icing ingredients together in a medium bowl and immediately ice the completely cooled cake.

Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Refrigerate left overs.

Agar Agar Substitution:

If you do not have agar agar you can use gelatin instead - HOWEVER, the ratios are different from what I've read (contrary to early learnings about this).

This recipe is basically calling for 2 eggs OR 2 Agar Agar eggs OR 2 gelatin eggs - so, you do you! Choose the one that's right for your stage of the AIP / diet!

How to Make A Gelatin Egg!

I have a lot of folks ask about this because they've had issues with making them. The method I always use is a success and is as follows...

1 Tbsp Gelatin
1/4 Cup Water

Add water to a small pot and sprinkle the gelatin over top.
Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes until the mixture hardens somewhat.
Place the post on a burner set to low heat for 1-2 minutes until the gelatin starts to melt. Be careful not to burn it! I usually stand by and start immediately whisking it.
Remove the pot from the heat and vigorously whisk until the mixture becomes frothy.

FOR THIS RECIPE - use 2 Tbsp Gelatin and 1/2 Cup Water to = 2 Gelatin Eggs

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Fire up the Barbie, things are about to get delicious!

Our affiliates at truLOCAL have invited me to try my hand at some recipe development and have generously sponsored an AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series ! Can I get a woot-woot!?

I’m not gonna lie, recipe development is not my forté. I’ll be the first to admit that my sister is the one blessed with the culinary genes in this family! Thankfully, she accepted the challenge and has agreed to help me create some drool worthy AIP grill recipes that EVERYONE will enjoy. That’s right folks – no need to cook separate meals when you’re serving up this kind of deliciousness!

Since we know that grilling can be a bit of an art, we’ve tried to make the step-by-step instructions as precise as possible, and have included a few useful tips to help even the beginner feel like king of the grill. If the weather isn’t cooperating or you don’t have a grill, check out the notes below, I’ve included how to make these strictly in the oven as well.

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While my sister’s the master chef and recipe creator, I’m the one living the AIP … and I know what y’all want! Simple, flavorful recipes using common ingredients that don’t take forever to prep and cook. Together, we hope to bring you something you and your whole family enjoy.

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AIP Grilled Pork Ribs with Maple Glaze with Grilled Leeks and Radicchio

AIP Grilled Pork Ribs with Maple Glaze

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Drool worthy ribs the whole family will love! Shhh! They won't even know they're AIP.


Spice Rub

  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (stage 1 reintroduction)



  1. Thaw your truLOCAL ribs in the refrigerator overnight or
    defrost in their packaging in cold water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Remove ribs from packaging and pat dry.
  4. Optional, but recommended: When preparing pork ribs, take a minute to remove the ‘silver skin’. This is a thin membrane on the underside of the rack. Simply slide a knife under the silver skin anywhere along the rack and peel it away. Go here for a simple tutorial that might just put a smile on your face!
    (We found that our truLOCAL ribs had very little silver skin.)
  5. Mix all spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
  6. Massage both sides of the ribs with the spice rub. Place ribs on a
    parchment lined baking sheet and tent (not wrap) with aluminum foil.
  7. Roast for 1 hour in a 350F degree oven.
  8. While ribs are roasting, combine all glaze ingredients in a small,
    heavy bottomed sauce pan, place over high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat
    and simmer uncovered until mixture is reduced and slightly thickened,
    approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  9. If you're serving AIP Grilled Vegetables along side your ribs, you can use this time to prep them. (Once it's time to grill the ribs, both the ribs and your veg can be grilled at the same time.)
  10. Remove ribs from oven after 1 hour, set aside.
  11. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high.
  12. Place ribs on the preheated grill and brush with glaze, allowing
    glaze to caramelize. Turn every few minutes continuing to brush with glaze.
    Reduce flame or move ribs to cooler spots on your grill to avoid burning or
    flareups. Continue basting and turning for approximately 3-5 minutes using all
    of your glaze or until ribs are thoroughly coated and caramelized.
  13. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


This ribs can be cooked just in the oven if you don't have a BBQ or the weather isn't cooperating.
After 1 hour, the ribs are fully cooked. Simply brush with glaze and cook them under the broiler for 5 minutes, brush with more glaze and broil for 5 minutes more allowing the glaze to caramelize. Keep close watch that they don't burn.