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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

This delicious and easy to make gluten-free carrot cake is moist and fluffy and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. A no-fuss cake perfect for Easter or a springtime dessert.

Don’t have time to make a layer cake? A gluten-free carrot cake made in a square baking pan is the perfect Easter dessert. Carrot cake is one of the best desserts for spring and this recipe is a no-fuss one compared to a layer cake. It is simple to make, but delicious! A moist gluten-free carrot cake with a creamy cream cheese frosting.

I love carrot cake and the cream cheese frosting that is spread on top. This gluten-free carrot cake recipe is simply a delicious dessert to enjoy anytime of the year. A carrot cake recipe made in an 8×8 pan, loaded with raisins, walnuts and spices and topped with a luscious frosting.

I feel like I have been holding out on you. Originally I posted this carrot cake recipe in 2019 on my Instagram page. I am finally starting to share a ton of new recipes here after neglecting the blog for far too long. New gluten-free recipes will be coming to the blog every week now. Happy I am sharing this carrot cake recipe now, just in time for Easter.

This delicious and easy to make gluten-free carrot cake is moist and fluffy and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. This no-fuss cake is the perfect dessert for Easter and springtime.

WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CAKE:

This gluten-free carrot cake is baked in an 8×8 square baking pan. This makes it the perfect size for a no-stress cake. It’s soft and fluffy, with just the right level of spice and the entire things is smothered in a cream cheese frosting. With spring nearly here and Easter right around the corner, I thought today would be a good day to share this carrot cake recipe.

Here are some more gluten-free cake recipes to try:

Gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake

Old fashioned jam cake

Chocolate cake roll

Cream cheese swirl bundt cake

This delicious and easy to make gluten-free carrot cake is moist and fluffy and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. A no-fuss cake perfect for Easter and springtime.

Instructions on how to make this cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a stand mixer add the eggs, milk, vanilla and olive oil and beat well.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and spices.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and beat on medium speed until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Add the shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins and mix on low speed just until combined.
  7. Pour batter into lined pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Remove and cool.

This carrot cake will serve up to 9 regular servings or 6 very generous servings. Make this recipe for your family this Easter, but really you don’t need a special occasion to bake this delicious cake. Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes, and this recipe is both quick to make and easy to take with you to a family gathering.

The ingredients in this carrot cake are really straight forward and I have used monkfruit sweetener to cut back the amount of sugar normally in a carrot cake. Most carrot cakes are loaded with refined sugar and I like to use monkfruit to cut back on the sweetness. Even though this carrot cake is made with gluten-free ingredients, it tastes incredible! The texture of the cake is amazing and NO ONE will know it is gluten-free.

I am hoping you will make this carrot cake recipe and love the recipe as much as I do.

Looking for more carrot inspired recipes?

Gluten-free carrot cake cupcakes

Zucchini carrot and parmesan muffins

Carrot apple bran muffins

Baked carrot fries

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This delicious and easy to make gluten-free carrot cake is moist and fluffy and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. A no-fuss cake perfect for Easter and springtime.

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

This delicious and easy to make gluten-free carrot cake is moist and fluffy and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. A no-fuss cake perfect for Easter and springtime.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course cake, carrotcake, Dessert, gluten-free
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • bowls
  • measuring cups
  • square baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • whisk

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer add the eggs, milk, vanilla and olive oil and beat well.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten-free flour, baking powder and soda, sugar and spices.
  • Add dry ingredients to mixer bowl and beat on medium speed until you have a smooth batter.
  • Add the shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins and mix on low until just combined.
  • Pour batter into lined pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Once cooled make a creamy cream cheese frosting to top the cake.
Keyword cake, carrotcake, dessert, easter, glutenfree
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