Gluten Free & Vegan Carrot Cake

Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake

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Introducing the best gluten free & vegan carrot cake you’ll make!

This 2 tiered carrot cake layered with coconut icing is perfect for Easter. It’s simple, delicious and surprisingly easy to make.

It’s free-from gluten, dairy, eggs, oil and refined sugar.

This recipe is a paid collaboration with FREEE by Doves Farm. 

You’re going to LOVE this Carrot Cake as it’s:

  • Easy
  • Moist
  • Colourful
  • Delicious
  • Family friendly 
  • Gluten free & Vegan

Using these simple ingredients you can buy from most supermarkets.

I use FREEE by Doves Farm – Gluten Free Self Raising White Flour in this cake. It rises well and creates a light texture.

Doves Farm Gluten Free Flour

This dairy, egg, oil and refined sugar free carrot cake batter is so easy to make. 

It’s so vibrant and fun to make, if you have any kids make sure to get them involved.

Mixing bowl

An optional extra to add to this gluten free carrot cake is this vegan coconut icing. Using just 2 ingredients it’s the perfect icing to place in the middle and on top to make this cake a show stopper!

Vegan Coconut Icing

This cake will be a total winner with family and friends at Easter. 

Even your friends that aren’t gluten free or vegan will really enjoy this.

Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake

If you try this Gluten Free & Vegan Carrot Cake let me know!

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Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake

I also wanted to create a gluten free & vegan cake that was oil-free as most are drowning in oil. You’ll be surprised how light, fluffy and moist this cake is without using any oil!

Now who fancies a slice of heaven?

Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake - slice closeup

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Gluten Fre & Vegan Carrot Cake

Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake

Gluten Free & Vegan Carrot Cake

gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, plant-based, carrot cake
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Author: James Wythe


  • 1 cup ground flaxseed (100g)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups FREEE by Doves Farm Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (300g)
  • 1 cup ground almonds (100g)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups coconut sugar (250g)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 150 ml plant-based milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 2 large carrots grated
  • 2 cans coconut milk fat (thick part at the top of a coconut milk can)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar


  • If making the coconut icing, place your coconut milk cans in the fridge overnight and place a mixing bowl in the fridge a couple hours before making the cake
  • Pre-heat your oven to 200C
  • To a bowl add the ground flaxseed and water, stir and leave to sit for 10 minutes until it thickens 
  • Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl add the FREEE by Doves Farm Gluten Free Self Raising White Flour, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, baking powder and mix until there are no lumps
  • Now add the milk and flaxseed (when thickened) and mix. Grate in the carrot and mix again 
  • Grease 2 8 inch baking tins with oil (or baking paper for oil free) and pour in 1/2 the mixture into each
  • Place in the oven for 25 mins at 200C. Once cooked remove from the oven and place in the fridge to cool for 90 minutes (needs to cool for adding the coconut icing)
  • Once the cake is cooled add the coconut fat (the thick part at the top of the coconut can) to a mixing bowl along with 2 tbsp coconut sugar and whisk with a handheld machine until it starts to form (see photo above)
  • Simply layer the icing onto both of the cakes, then place one on top of the other


Store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bear in mind it won't stay as fluffy once it has been in the fridge and will become more dense.
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