Gluten Free Carrot Cake Recipe

gluten free carrot cake recipe
  • Yield : 1 cake
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 55m

This gluten free carrot cake recipe makes carrot cake that is super moist, not overly sweet and with a lovely flavor and texture that is greatly complimented by the light, creamy frosting.  You can make it ahead and keep it for up to 3 days in airtight container (without the frosting) or freeze it for up to 3 months.


  • 1¼ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten free oat meal
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2 ¼ cups carrots, grated (about 3 medium)
  • ½ cup raisins, soaked in ¼ cup rum (optional)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mixed nuts (optional)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 ̊ F and lightly grease a 9-inch cake tin with removable sides. Set aside.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: almond flour, oat meal, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Step 3

Place maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, coconut oil, eggs and coconut milk in another bowl and whisk together.

Step 4

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring until smooth. Fold in grated carrots and raisins, if using.

Step 5

Pour cake batter into the baking tin and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 6

Cool the cake in the tin for about 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

To prepare the frosting, whip together the Greek yogurt, ricotta cheese, maple syrup and cinnamon and spread over the cold cake.

Step 8

Sprinkle chopped some nuts on top and serve.

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