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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipe

This easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake recipe makes for one moist and fluffy carrot cake that is also dairy-free, refined sugar-free, requires only one bowl to make, and is topped with a healthy and delicious Orange Coconut Butter Glaze!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cake | 12 slices
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1/2 cup + 2 1/2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • Orange Coconut Butter Glaze:
  • [3 tablespoons coconut butter]
  • 1 tablespoon coconut yogurt or any yogurt you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a very non-stick round cake pan or line with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, sift together flours, sugar, spices, baking powder and baking soda. Stir well.
  • Pour in oil, maple syrup, orange juice and eggs.
  • Whisk swiftly until all is incorporated and smooth.
  • Fold in shredded carrots (and any optional add-ins see Tips above in post).
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until firm and a toothpick inserted in the center pulls out clean.
  • While your cake is baking combine glaze ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until smooth and place in the refrigerator until your cake is baked and fully cooled.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack until completely cooled.
  • When your cake is cool, use a spoon to spread the glaze on top.
  • Optionally, sprinkle with shredded carrots, crushed walnuts or shredded coconut.
  • Enjoy!


Please refer to the TIPS section above in the post for valuable information.
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g