Crazy for Carrot Cake! Over 70 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes That Will Bring Out Your “Inner Bunny”!

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Although National Carrot Cake Day takes place in February each year, many of us think that carrot cake is absolutely perfect for springtime … or any time really. So I thought I’d share some fantastic carrot cake recipes from our featured contributors. There are recipes for traditional carrot cakes, including lots of grain-free options, plus so many other delicious carrot cake dessert recipes. It seems that folks get their carrot cake fix a variety of scrumptious ways! As the saying goes, “it’s all good.” I think just about anybody—or any bunny—would agree!

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipes Made with Grains

~ 5-Minute Carrot Cake from Chocolate-Covered Katie ~ gluten free (use gluten-free option), with dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free options

5-Minute Carrot Cake from Chocolate-Covered Katie

5-Minute Carrot Cake from Chocolate-Covered Katie

~ Breakfast Carrot Cake from The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides via Ricki Heller ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, with refined sugar-free option

Breakfast Carrot Cake from The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide via Ricki Heller

Breakfast Carrot Cake from The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide via Ricki Heller

~ Carrot Cake Loaf from Healthful Pursuit ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

Carrot Cake Loaf with Cream Cheese Icing from Healthful Pursuit

Carrot Cake Loaf with Cream Cheese Icing from Healthful Pursuit

~ Carrot Bundt Cake with Craisins and Cinnamon Glaze from Premeditated Leftovers ~ gluten free, vegetarian

(Incidentally, once when Alea made this cake, it stuck to the pan, so she turned it into Carrot Cake Trifle. The trifle was so good that her daughter asked her “ruin more cakes”!)

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cinnamon Glaze Premeditated Leftovers

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cinnamon Glaze Premeditated Leftovers

~ Carrot Cake from Delectably Free ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Delectably Free

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Delectably Free

~ Carrot Cake from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free

Gluten-free Carrot Cake from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Gluten-free Carrot Cake from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

~ Carrot Cake from Wheat Free, Meat Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian

Carrot Cake Slice from Wheat Free Meat Free

Carrot Cake from Wheat Free Meat Free

~ Carrot Cake from The Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian

Carrot Cake from The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Carrot Cake from The Gluten-Free Homemaker

~ Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Icing Gluten-Free Goddess

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing from Gluten-Free Goddess

~ Carrot Cake with Orange Maple Cashew Cream Frosting from Edible Perspective ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Orange Maple Cashew Cream Frosting from Edible Perspective

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Orange Maple Cashew Cream Frosting from Edible Perspective

~ Carrot Pudding Cake from The Baking Beauties ~ gluten free, vegetarian

Creamy Carrot Pudding Cake from The Baking Beauties

Creamy Carrot Pudding Cake from The Baking Beauties

~ Carrot Zucchini Cake from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, with egg-free, vegan options

Gluten-Free Carrot Zucchini Cake Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats

Carrot Zucchini Cake from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats

~ Dreamy Carrot Cake from Gluten-Free Spinner ~ gluten free, vegetarian

Dreamy Carrot Cake from Gluten Free Spinner

Dreamy Carrot Cake from Gluten Free Spinner

~ Instant Carrot Cake from Free Range Cookies ~ gluten free, egg free, with dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan options

Instant Carrot Cake Mini Bundt from Free Range Cookies

Instant Carrot Cake from Free Range Cookies

~ Layered Carrot and Cheesecake Cake from The Baking Beauties ~ gluten free, vegetarian

Layered Carrot and Cheesecake Cake from The Baking Beauties

Layered Carrot and Cheesecake Cake from The Baking Beauties

~ Mango Carrot Cake from The Gluten-Free Chef via Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian

Mango Carrot Cake from The Gluten-Free Chef

Mango Carrot Cake from The Gluten-Free Chef

~ Moist Carrot Cake with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting from Allergy Free Alaska ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian

Carrot Cake with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting from Allergy Free Alaska

Carrot Cake with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting from Allergy Free Alaska

~ My Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting from Celiac Family ~ gluten free, vegetarian

(I love Heather’s super cute carrot embellishments!)

My Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Celiac Family

My Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Celiac Family

~ Secret Ingredient Carrot Cake from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Secret Ingredient GFJules

Carrot Cake with Secret Ingredient from GFJules

~ Sunset Carrot Cake from The Daily Dietribe ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan

Sunset Carrot Cake from The Daily Dietribe

Sunset Carrot Cake from The Daily Dietribe

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipes That Are Also Grain Free

Some of the Grain-Free Carrot Cakes Featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com

~ Carrot Cake for Two from Oatmeal with a Fork ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, with dairy free, paleo, primal, vegan option

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake for Two from Oatmeal with a Fork

Carrot Cake for Two from Oatmeal with a Fork

~ Carrot Cake from Elana’s Pantry ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegetarian

Carrot Cake from Elana's Pantry

Carrot Cake from Elana’s Pantry

~ Carrot Cake from Gluten Free Fix ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, with paleo/primal option

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Gluten Free Fix

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Gluten Free Fix

~ Carrot Cake from Gluten Free SCD and Veggie ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, primal, SCD, vegetarian

Carrot Cake from Gluten Free SCD and Veggie

Carrot Cake from Gluten Free SCD and Veggie

~ Carrot Cake from Primal Palate ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegetarian

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Primal Palate

Carrot Cake from Primal Palate

~ Carrot Cake from Simply Living Healthy ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, primal, vegetarian, with dairy-free, paleo option

Carrot Cake from Simply Living Healthy

Carrot Cake from Simply Living Healthy

~ Carrot Cake from The Healthy Apple ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from The Healthy Apple

Carrot Cake from The Healthy Apple

~ Carrot Cake from The Spunky Coconut ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegetarian

Grain-Free Carrot Cake from The Spunky Coconut

Carrot Cake from The Spunky Coconut

~ Carrot Cake from Zenbelly ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegetarian

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Zenbelly

Carrot Cake from Zenbelly

~ Happy Carrot Cake from Betty Rawker ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan

Raw Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Betty Rawker

Raw Carrot Cake from Betty Rawker

~ Raw Carrot Cake “Cheese”-cake from Healthful Pursuit ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, raw, vegan

Raw Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Healthful Pursuit

Raw Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Healthful Pursuit

~ Sumo Carrot Cake from Eat Recycle Repeat ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegetarian

Sumo Carrot Cake from Eat Recycle Repeat

Sumo Carrot Cake from Eat Recycle Repeat

~ Sweet and Spicy Carrot Cake from Raw for Dessert via Chocolate-Covered Katie ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegan, raw

Sweet and Spicy Carrot Cake from Jennifer Cornbleet (Raw for Desserts) via Chocolate-Covered Katie

Sweet and Spicy Carrot Cake from Jennifer Cornbleet (Raw for Desserts) via Chocolate-Covered Katie

~ Ultimate Carrot Cake from Edible Harmony ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, paleo, primal, vegetarian, with raw, vegan option

Ultimate Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Edible Harmony

Ultimate Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Edible Harmony

And here are many more gluten-free dessert recipes that offer other delicious “non-cake” ways to appease your carrot cake cravings!

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cookie and Bar Recipes

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cookies and Bars Featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com

~ 7-Ingredient Carrot Cake Cookies from Healthful Pursuit ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies from Civilized Caveman Cooking ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, paleo, primal, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Cookies from The Mommy Bowl ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, with egg-free, vegan option

~ Carrot Cake Energy Squares from Daily Bites ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan, raw

~ Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies from Delicious As It Looks ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

(Think Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies!)

~ Frosted Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Oil-Free Carrot Cake Protein Bars from Healthful Pursuit ~ Gluten-free, grain free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegetarian

~ Quinoa Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies from Healthful Pursuit ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, nut free, egg free, vegan

~ Raw Carrot Cake Cookies from Living Free ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

~ Raw Carrot Cake Cookies (or Bites) from The Tasty Alternative ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, paleo, primal, vegan

~ Vegan Carrot Cake Coconut Macaroons with Maple Glaze from And Love It, Too! ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, paleo, primal, vegan

Gluten-Free Carrot Cupcake and Muffin Recipes

Some Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes & Muffins Featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com

~ ABC Muffins from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Banana Muffins from Elana’s Pantry ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo, primal, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Easy Green Mom ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Elana’s Pantry ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Easy Cream Cheese Frosting from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Sunflower Cream Frosting from In Johnna’s Kitchen ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Mini Cupcakes from Gluten Free Canteen ~ gluten free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cake Muffins from Cuter Than Gluten ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, with egg-free, vegan option

~ Carrot Cake Muffins from GAPS Diet Journey ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free,  paleo, primal, GAPS

~ Carrot Cake Muffins from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, with egg-free, vegan option

~ Carrot Cake Muffins from Tasty Yummies ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, with egg-free vegan option

~ Carrot Cake Muffins with Brown Butter Glaze from Free Range Cookies ~ gluten free, vegetarian

~ Carrot Cupcakes from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free options 

~ Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

~ Carrot Muffins from She Let Them Eat Cake ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

~ Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins from Daily Bites ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins from Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo, primal, SCD, vegetarian

~ Oat Flour Carrot Cake Muffins from Oatmeal with a Fork ~ gluten free, refined sugar free, vegetarian

~ Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins from Allergy Free Alaska via Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian 

Other Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Desserts Featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Bite and Doughnut Hole Recipes

~ Carrot Cake Bites from Daily Bites ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegan

~ Carrot Cake Bites from The Paleo Mom ~ gluten free, grain free, primal, vegetarian, with dairy free, paleo option

~ Carrot Cake Doughnut Holes from Healthful Pursuit ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, paleo, primal, vegan, raw

~ Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Bites from Queen of Quinoa ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, raw

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipes

~ Carrot Cake Smoothie from Lexie’s Kitchen ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan

~ Carrot Cake Smoothie from Queen of Quinoa ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan

~ Carrot Cake Smoothie from Ricki Heller ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan

Still More Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Dessert Recipes

~ Carrot Cake Crumble from Chocolate-Covered Katie ~ gluten free (use gluten-free option), dairy free, egg free, vegan, with sugar-free option

~ Carrot Cake Pancakes from Fork and Beans ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan

(Pancakes as a dessert? While we don’t have a category for pancakes on All Gluten-Free Desserts, I think these pancakes topped with maple syrup or honey would be a perfect dessert especially for someone like me who is not usually up to eating anything sweet like pancakes for breakfast.)

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Comments

  1. Whoa! What a crazy round-up! That must have taken a lot of work, but thank you for doing that! Shared, pinned & tweeted. Thanks for including The Baking Beauties! Have a fabulous Easter!

    • Wow, you are fast, Jeanine!!! Thanks for doing all that sharing. Yes, this is a post that I planned to have up a while ago—definitely before Easter—but the number of carrot cake recipes really surprised me and there were so many I didn’t want to leave out. A couple were published just the few days. So here I am at the 11th hour, literally, sharing this roundup. ;-) It was my pleasure to include your recipes, of course. I particularly like the combo carrot cake/cheesecake!

      Thanks for the Easter wishes. Wishing you the same! Easters are so much more special with the kiddos. Enjoy!
      Shirley

  2. You’re amazing, Shirley! What a great list of carrot cake dessert recipes. Thank you for featuring 2 of mine! ;)

    • Awww, thank you, my dear, but you all make me look good! You are the ones creating these awesome carrot cake recipes. I was happy to get in my ABC muffins, if not a true cake recipe. ;-)

      xo,
      Shirley

  3. Shirley my friend…you really know how to do a recipe round-up. Really, you blow me away with these amazing posts. WOW! Great job. What an honor to be featured along with these other talented bloggers. Thank you for including me. I’ve actually been working on a carrot cake recipe for over a month. I have it just right now and can’t wait to share. Baking always takes me a little extra time. Have a great rest of your weekend. And happy spring. :-)

    Hugs,
    –am

    • Amber–I was SURE I had replied to this comment—yikes! :-( Thanks so much, dear. :-) I can’t wait to see your carrot cake recipe. It might take you a while to perfect a baking recipe, but it’s always worth the wait for us! It seems that everyone is into carrot cakes right now. I have to admit that I’m working on carrot cake ice cream. ;-)

      xo,
      Shirley

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