Carrot and almond cake gluten free

Carrot and almond cake gluten free

By 08/06/2015

I love snacking on raw carrots. In fact they are a staple in my fridge, they are a huge source of vitamins and now that summer is here they seem quite refreshing too.

Most people love carrot cake. It is healthy, exquisitely moist and delicately perfumed. Today I am sharing with you my own recipe for carrot cake suitable for celiacs too.

Quite simple really: you add more carrots and lots of ground almonds leaving out the flour altogether. The result is a very moist cake full of goodness.

I have used 150 grams of sugar but as almonds and carrots are quite sweet you could even get away with a little less of it.

You could also add a touch of different spices like cinnamon or nutmeg if you fancy.

For this recipe you will need a springform baking tin or you won't be able to slice it without breaking it into pieces, this cake is very moist and very delicate.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Peel and wash the carrots and grate them finely in a food processor. Also grind the almonds finely using a food processor.

grated carrots

Whip the eggs with the sugar until pale and creamy.

whipping eggs

Add the carrots, the orange and lemon zest, the almonds, the oil, the baking powder and gently incorporate well your ingredients.

Carrot Almond Cake

Pour the mixture on a round well greased spring form cake tinΒ (measuring approx 22 cm or 8.6 inch diameter) and cook at 160C or 300 F for about 45 minutes. Leave it to cool down in the oven with the door left ajar.

Carrot Almond Cake

Wait for the cake to be completely cooled down before slicing it. Sprinkle with icing sugar (optional) and serve.

carrot and almond cake gluten free

I am entering this to "Bake of the Week" Β hosted by Casa Costello.

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21 Responses to Carrot and almond cake gluten free

  1. gloria

    Che buono Alida!
    I love carrot cake!
    This look delicious!
    Un abbraccio!

  2. speedy70

    Adoro i dolci con le carote…. golosissima la tua, brava come sempre Alida!!!!

  3. la cucina di Molly

    Che buona la torta di carote, mi piace questa tua versione senza glutine, bravissima! Un abbraccio!

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    That’s lots of carrots! This is so delicious and healthy that I can even enjoy it for the breakfast!

    • Alida

      Thank you Angie x

  5. Casa Costello

    Oh I love the look of this – I don’t like to feel cheated when I eat a carrot cake and I like something substantial. This looks just perfect. Thanks once again for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek x

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  7. Elisabetta

    This is a dream cake – the juiciness of carrots and the irresistible flavour of almonds. I’m keeping this one!

    • Alida

      Thank you Elisabetta. I love cakes with plenty of almonds!

  8. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    That is such a healthy, delicious cake Alida. I shall definitely try this one! Bet it would be divine with coco palm sugar too! Thanks for sharing x

  9. Vyjayanthi

    Dear Alida, I couldnt resist trying this cake. My husband and I, we are living a very healthy life , however we do not deprive ourselves when it comes to cakes. We keep looking for healthy vesion and take turns to make them;) Thanks a ton for this recipe.
    PS : I had a problem with my food processor so I used Almond meal instead of the whole almond. It did come out well and replaced sugar with sweetner.
    How do I post the cake picture ? want to show you how it looks:)
    Will keep looking at your website for some more tasty bites.

    • Alida

      I am pleased you enjoyed this cake. I am like you when it comes to healthier versions. You gradually build up a taste for healthy food and it can be just as delicious. I would love to see your cake. Why don’t you post it on my facebook timeline?
      All the best, have a good day.

  10. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Oh I love carrot cake and this one looks amazing! I just wish I could eat it but baking this and not being able to eat it would nearly kill me πŸ˜‰

  11. Susan

    It looks delicious. A very good friend of mine has celiac disease. I wonder if she would like this as a birthday cake.

    • Alida

      Thanks Susan, this is easy to make too.

  12. Linda

    My husband is on a low carb diet, but I wanted to make a little treat for him. This cake is just perfect! It’s so moist and tastes like a normal cake with wheat flour and sugar. Even the kids liked it.
    I baked it in a regular muffin tin for 25 mins and they came out perfectly, plus I topped it with a low carb cream cheese frosting.
    will be baking it again today, because they didn’t last very long πŸ˜‰ thanks for sharing!

    • Alida

      Wonderful Linda! I am really pleased you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  13. Margaret Elliott

    I am making this cake for my daughter-in -law who is gluten @dairy intolerant.
    We both love carrot cake looking forward to tasting this cake.thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Alida

      You are very welcome I hope you enjoy it!

  14. Cathy

    Is the amount of grated carrot correct here? Seems like too much!

    • Alida

      Yes it is, quite a dense cake but it works. You can add less if you wish and add more almonds instead.

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