Probably The Best Carrot Cake I've Ever Made! (Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipe)
Updated: Apr 9
Hands down the best carrot cake I've ever manage to make. It's a quick and easy recipe and did I mention it's gluten-free and dairy free?
What you'll need:
For the cake:
3 medium carrots (peeled and grated)
150ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
180g gluten free flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
A handfull of raisins
For the frosting/filling:
200g vegetable(dairy free) spread/ dairy-free cream cheese
250g icing sugar
Heat the oven to 180C/gas 4.
Mix all cake ingredients in the order in which they're written and pour the batter in a 20cm/8inch cake tin lined with baking parchment. The batter will look more liquid than you might expect but it's ok, it's supposed to be like that.
Bake for 35-40 min (or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean).
In the meantime, mix the frosting ingredients until you get a fluffy consistancy. You can add vanilla flavouring to the mix, but depending on the brand of dairy free spread you use, unfortunately it might end up separating and not looking very pleasant. Feel free to use a teaspoon or two of soy or almond milk if you like the frosting to be thinner. You can also use dairy free cream cheese instead of this mixture if you don't have the patience for it or you like the taste better.
Once the cake has cooled down slice it down the middle and use about a third of the frosting mixture as filling and the rest to cover the cake.
It's light, it's just the right amount of sweet for me and I think it was a success because it dissapeared in no time.
If you want to give this a go and have any questions beforehand, please feel free to leave a comment.
I hope life is treating you well.