This is the BEST gluten free carrot cake you will ever make. It is deliciously moist, fluffy and full of flavour and so easy to make. I topped it with my favourite cream cheese icing, which promises this cake will be devoured.

This is everything that a carrot cake should be, moist, soft and fluffy, and packed with flavour from different spices, the carrot and the coconut sugar. It is also so easy to make and totally fool proof.

This is an oil based recipe, which keeps it so light and fluffy. Because oil is a liquid fat, the cake is also lovely and soft straight from the fridge, unlike a butter-based cake, where you would need to bring it to room temperature to reach the perfect softness. (You do need to keep this carrot cake in the fridge if you are using the cream cheese frosting )

I made this cake for my birthday as carrot cake is my favourite and it was completely devoured. I decided to use edible flowers to decorate and they gave it the perfect finishing touch. If you use flowers to decorate your cake, make sure they are edible, as some can be poisonous (babys breath for example).


Happy Baking!


recipe adapted from Golden Grace Kitchen
This is the BEST gluten free carrot cake you will ever make. It is deliciously moist, fluffy and full of flavour and so easy to make
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert


  • Carrots: Obviously and they do create a good amount of moisture to the cake! I would recommend putting your carrots into a food processor or small blender not save time. Do not buy the pre grated carrot it is too chunky for this recipe.
  • Oil: Oil is an essential ingredient when baking gluten-free. As gluten-free cakes tend to be much dryer than gluten-containing cakes oil is going to create moisture to the cake AND help it to retain moisture in the days to come, even straight from the fridge, unlike a regular cake.
  • Spices: The use of cinnamon nutmeg and all spice give this cake its rich flavour.
  • Flour: Always use a quality 1:1 gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours weigh the same and the results of your cake can differ depending upon the flour used.
  • Arrowroot: This helps to keep gluten-free baked goods soft and fluffy. A little goes a long way.
  • Sugar: I used coconut sugar which gave the cake a rich brown sugar taste, but regular sugar can be used.
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Eggs: Eggs provide flavor texture, tenderness, color, and structure/stability. They also help give this cake its rise.
  • Vanilla: I just used regular vanilla extracted it tasted great however using a high quality vanilla will give the cake a richer flavour.
  • Frosting: Cream cheese icing is a must for carrot cake. I used lactose free cream cheese and butter in mine however regular cream cheese and butter will work just fine. Click HERE for my go to, delicious and easy-to-make frosting.


  • First, preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Next, lightly grease 2 8×8 round cake pans, then cover the bottom of the pans with parchment paper, that’s been cut to size. I like to draw around my pan and then cut it out so it fits perfectly in the pan.
  • Using a mixer, whisk together the eggs and sugar on medium speed for one minute.
  • Next, add oil and vanilla extract to the mixture. Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and stir well.
  • Add half of your dry ingredients and mix on medium speed for 20 seconds. Make sure to scrape down the sides. Add remaining dry mixture and mix on medium speed for 30 seconds until fully combined. Your batter will seem a little runny, this is normal.
  • Lastly, evenly distribute into 2 8×8 round cake pans. I like to weigh mine out so they rise to the same size. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle, comes out clean.


Keyword Birthday Cake, carrot cake,, gluten free

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