Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes stacked

Delicious and quick to make Carrot Cake Cupcakes that are the perfect weekend free-from baking treat.

You’re going to absolutely LOVE these! They are:

  • Fluffy
  • Ready in 20 minutes
  • Perfectly sweet
  • Family friendly
  • Free From Gluten, dairy, egg & refined sugar

The best part is they’re so simple to make using these 6 ingredients that you can get from most supermarkets.

With an added bonus of actually getting in 1 veg of your 10 a day.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes Ingredients

This is such a simple dairy free and egg free batter that you can make in minutes.

It’s also very versatile with what you can add to it. I think raisins, nuts or berries would also work really well.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes Mix

If you have kids then make sure to get them involved or even get them to make them for you. They will absolutely love making these!

They’re even a great looking halloween style recipe to bake as treats.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes baking tray

When it comes to baking gluten free & vegan it can be tough to get cupcakes or cakes to both rise and maintain a fluffy texture. Often they can be either very dense or flat.

As you can see these Cupcakes rise really well and they maintain their shape and fluffiness inside.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes front tray

If you try these Carrot Cake Cupcakes let me know!

Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @healthylivingjames using #healthylivingjames . I absolutely love seeing and sharing your recreations!

One more photo to make you drool! Are you ready to make these gluten free cupcakes yet?

Carrot Cake Cupcakes front

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Give them a try, I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes stacked

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: 6ingredients, carrot cupcakes, carrots, cupcakes, dairy free, dessert, egg free, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 cupcakes


  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour (I use doves farm)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 130 ml unsweetened plant-milk (I use almond)
  • 2 small carrots grated


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C
  • In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients in the order above and mix into a smooth batter
  • Spoon the mix into cupcake liners and place into the oven for 15-18 mins at 180C
  • Once out the oven allow to cool for 15-20 minutes. This helps to the cupcake to come out of the liner 


TIP: You could always add extra ingredients such as berries, raisins or nuts in this recipe

Fancy making doughnuts instead? Try my 5 ingredient Gluten Free & Vegan Doughnuts that uses a very similar method to these cupcakes!

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  1. Hi- we don’t have self raising GF flour where I live and so I’ve been passing on a few of your recipes. Any ideas on how to make my own or what to add? I have GF flour.

    1. Hi Candace,

      A few have tried the recipes with gluten free flour and baking powder which has worked with the doughnuts. With cupcakes it might not rise as much but still should work.

      Give it a try and let me know how it goes.


  2. Make these. The cakes were delicious but very well adhered to the cupcake liner. I had to scrape it off with my teeth. Any suggestions?

    1. Hey James, so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! If that happens I would suggest either lightly greasing the paper with coconut oil or use silicone cupcake moulds 🙂 Hope that helps for next time.


  3. Hey, is it possible to sub a more natural flour like almond or tapioca or coconut? What quantities if so? Thanks!

    1. Hey Sinead, those types of flour won’t rise very well hence why I use this self-raising flour. You could swap for almond and just add baking powder but they will still be more dense.

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