National Carrot Day - Let's Eat Cake!

It seems like there's a national holiday to celebrate just about anything, doesn't it? While the necessity of some may be a little unclear (National Cat Herders Day, anyone?), there are others that we are more than happy to get behind.

This Tuesday, let's celebration National Carrot Day with cake - carrot cake! We've dug through cookbooks and baking blogs to find you the best gluten-free carrot cake recipe!

The World's Best Gluten Free Carrot Loaf Cake

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 55 minutes

180C/160C fan/gas 4

Required: 900g/2lb loaf tin


Cake Base:

  • 140g unsalted butter + extra for greasing
  • 200g coconut sugar
  • 250g grated carrots
  • 150g sultanas
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100g gluten free self raising flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 50g chopped nuts, plus more for decoration


  • 50g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g cream cheese
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  2. Beat together the butter and coconut sugar until creamy.
  3. Add grated carrots and sultanas.
  4. Lightly beat eggs, and add gradually.
  5. Sift in flour gradually. Add cinnamon and baking powder and 50g of chopped nuts.
  6. Mix well, and pour into a greased loaf tin.
  7. Baking for 50-55 minutes until golden.
  8. While your carrot cake bakes, you can make the icing. Beat the butter until soft.
  9. Add cream cheese gradually.
  10. Add icing sugar and cinnamon.
  11. Beat until thick and creamy.
  12. Once your cake has cooled, spread icing on top of your loaf cake.
  13. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts to decorate.



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