I’d first baked this Carrot Cake back in 2012 for my Mum and Sisters birthday and was featured on my other blog; The Gluten Free Student Cookbook. Carrot cake is a firm favourite in my family but I always assumed it was difficult to make and a bit of a ‘faff’ which is why I avoided making a gluten free one. I also couldn’t decide what ‘style’ of Carrot Cake I wanted to bake; a three tiered cake, a double cake with butter icing in between or a cake covered all over in frosting. As I wasn’t confident in my cake baking skills I decided on a single tiered carrot cake, with a single layer of frosting.
Also, this easy carrot cake can also be changed to suit those with a dairy intolerance as the main body of the cake does not require butter. However, as the frosting requires both cream cheese and butter, you will need to find an alternative recipe for dairy free frosting.