Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Orange Frosting

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is from the Australian Women's Weekly - June 200. It is a breeze to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CARROT CAKE: Preheat the oven to moderately slow (160c).
  2. Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin, line the base and sides with baking paper.
  3. Sift flours, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and spice into a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the sugar, carrot and walnuts.
  5. Stir in the combined oil, cream and eggs until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into prepared cake tin and bake in a moderately slow oven for about one hour.
  7. Stand the cake for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire cake rack to cool.
  8. Top cake with Orange Frosting.
  9. ORANGE FROSTING: Beat the cheese and the rind in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  10. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until smooth.
Most Helpful

I used white bean flour for besan and white rice for the cornflour. I like the cake. It was very good not xanthan gums and no tapioca flour which are in so many recipes and my family is allergic to. I used 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. I also added 2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup of coconut .

3RiversCook December 03, 2012

I made this cake for someone's birthday at work and it got rave reviews. The only thing I did differently was to use store bought cream cheese frosting instead of the orange frosting. Thanks for sharing!

Caclark4 November 19, 2009

Taste OK though wouldn't make this one again. I used 1/2 white 1/2 brown rice flour like another member for the corn flour as it also says that is a sub on the cornflour page. We are corn free. I don't suggest this substitution as I belive it along with the besan flour is what made ours so crubbly. I used yogurt instead of sour cream. Canola oil, egg replacer. No nuts but would be good with them. I did add pineapple like another reviewer which was a good addition. Cream cheese frosting is so good. From what I have made Carrot Cake (Gluten-Free, Casein/Dairy-Free) turned out better.

UmmBinat August 09, 2009