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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


This carrot cake recipe is gluten-free with cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite dessert recipe. My mom makes this for my birthday every year. It has been passed down for generations.


  • 2 Cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend *
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil of choice
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Grated Carrots
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tbl Butter (1/2 stick)
  • Chopped Walnuts (or your favorite type of nut, such as pecans, optional)


  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans, line the bottom with parchment paper, and then grease the top. Or grease and flour the bottom and sides of both pans with gluten-free flour *.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center and add sugar, eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Blend together lightly with a beater. Fold in grated carrots.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees, for 45 minutes.
  4. While the cake is cooking you can make the icing. In a medium size bowl put in cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter. Mix with a hand mixer or a wire whisk if you don't have one!
  5. After the cake has cooked pull the oven and let it cool. When the cake is cooled down put icing on it. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired.

Keywords: light, healthy, gluten-free