Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Published on Mar 25, 2018

  by   Kristina Stosek

9 reviews

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 6-8
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This dessert recipe is for a Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with light zesty cream cheese frosting. The moist cake is made with unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, coconut sugar and fresh orange juice. And this is why there is less sugar added than a traditional carrot cake.

carrot cake with an extra light zesty frosting

This dessert is all about the creamy, zesty frosting made with a mix of cream cheese and sour cream, keeping the frosting extra light and creamy at the same time.

walnuts in the frosting

In addition, the frosting has walnuts, adding texture and flavour making it even more delicious! Doesn’t this sound good?


grated carrots


2 layer gluten free carrot cake

This dessert consists of two extra moist, pleasingly sweet soft carrot cake layers, frosted with a zesty frosting made with whipped cream cheese, sour cream, fresh lemon juice and vanilla. YUM!

coconut flakes and raisins make this carrot cake extra special

What makes this carrot cake stand out from most are raisins and coconut flakes in the cake layers. A little different, but so yummy!


decorated carrot cake with frosting


decorating the carrot cake

To decorate the cake, spread the frosting between the two cake layers and over the top. Then top the frosting with extra walnuts, freshly grated carrots, and a sprinkle of coconut flakes for the final touch.

this is not your typical carrot cake recipe

Because this gluten-free dessert is made with basic pantry ingredients, is lightly sweetened, and is made with fresh orange juice, coconut and raisins.

carrot cake serving suggestions

This cake is perfect for special occasions like Mother’s Day, Easter or that special birthday. And you can whip it up in no time! Or, replace muffins with this carrot cake for brunch. I promise you it will be a huge hit. 

What I love about this cake is it may be considered healthy-ish. Just imagine fresh carrots, heart-healthy olive oil, unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, walnuts and fresh orange juice, all in one dessert.

I hope you enjoy this carrot cake as much as my family does! If you are looking to include carrots in your diet, I recommend trying Creamy Turnip and Carrot Mash or Creamy Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup, or Carrot Cake Overnight Oats.



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great texture and flavour, will make this again.


I think it should work Alene, as long as it has xanthan gum

Alene Wendrow

I wonder if I could use Bob's gf flour that doesn't have rice flour in it? Thank you.

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