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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is moist, delicious and a great choice for people on a gluten free diet. If you omit the frosting on top of your cake, this recipe is paleo making it perfect for people who follow the paleo diet.

Carrot cake is a popular recipe, but it often contains gluten which makes it unsuitable for people with celiac disease or a gluten allergy. This recipe uses gluten free flour to make a delicious and healthy cake that everyone can enjoy.

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Easter is right around the corner, can you believe it? Each spring, carrot cake is a popular recipe, but it often contains gluten which makes it unsuitable for people with celiac disease or a gluten allergy. This recipe uses gluten free flour to make a delicious and healthy cake that everyone can enjoy.

Recently I saw a fancy layered carrot cake at a local bakery and I thought most people would feel sick eating so much sugar and flour. 

Though I love a good carrot cake like anyone else, it was clear this wasn’t something I was going to be able to enjoy. So I went to work coming up with a cake that would taste like you want a carrot cake to taste, without making me feel like crap after. 

How to Make a Gluten Free Carrot Cake

I couldn’t wait to try out the recipe the next day. I just knew it would be awesome, and boy was it!

This is a seriously dense moist cake that will make your mouth water. I promise not a sole will know it is gluten free so you can feel good about serving it not just for Easter brunch, but all year round.

Loaded with carrots, spices, and walnuts it’s filled with the signature flavors of a great carrot cake.

adding cream cheese frosting to carrot cake

Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Though this cream cheese frosting without butter tastes amazing, if you’re trying to make the recipe paleo, you’ll want to skip the cream cream frosting.

The cream cheese mixed with maple syrup is so light and fluffy, it makes a delicious frosting that pairs perfectly with the dense gluten free cake. You won’t regret making this to die for carrot cake!

Gluten free carrot cake is a delicious, healthier alternative to traditional carrot cake. This recipe for gluten free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is fluffy and flavorful, and the cream cheese frosting is perfect without butter.

If you are looking for a gluten free dessert that will impress your friends and family, this carrot cake is sure to please!

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 8 -12

Ingredients


Carrot Cake

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2/3 cup tapioca
  • 1/3 coconut flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ? teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts {optional}
  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 ripe bananas 1 1/4 cups, mashed well
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots about 3 medium
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked


Frosting:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or to taste

Instructions

Carrot Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9x5x3 / 8-cup loaf pan (or 8x8 cake pan) and line it with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the walnuts and set aside.
  • Stir together the maple syrup and melted butter.
  • In a separate bowl combine the bananas and carrots. Stir in the butter mixture,
  • Whisk in the coconut cream and the eggs.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir until everything just comes together. Spoon into the prepared pan. Bake for about 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean in the center of the cake - it'll be less if you are using a standard cake pan. Remove from oven and let cool.

Frosting:

  • While the cake is baking whip together the cream cheese and maple syrup.
  • When the cake has completely cooled frost the top of the cake with an offset spatula.

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22 comments on “Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks like such a wonderful recipe! I think I am going to make it for Easter. There are a couple relatives who are vegan – do you think substituting the butter for coconut oil would create the same consistency? If not, what would you recommend? Thanks!! Can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend!

    1. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me
      Amy Stafford

      Arianna,
      Using Coconut oil should be fine, it might effect the flavor, but not in a bad way.

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    Laura @Petite Allergy Treats

    LOVELY! I’ve been meaning to create a carrot cake and now I don’t have too! Pinned.

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