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Gluten-free carrot cake

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  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free

Try this carrot cake for a gluten-free treat that the whole family will love. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + cooling time
Carrot cake topped with lemon icing


  • 3/4 cup (100g) gluten-free plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (65g) gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup (20g) gluten-free baby rice cereal
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2/3 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated carrot
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • ½ cup (125ml) vegetable oil

Lemon icing

  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (160g) pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease an 18cm x 28cm slice pan and line the base and 2 long sides with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
  2. Step 2

    Place the combined flour, rice cereal, mixed spice and sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add the carrot, egg and oil and stir until just combined.
  3. Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan to cool.
  4. Step 4

    To make the lemon icing, place the butter and icing sugar in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in enough lemon juice to make a spreadable paste.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer the cake to a board. Spread the top of the cake with lemon icing. Cut into pieces.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1214kJ/290 Cals (14%) 

Protein:  3g (6%)

Fat: 15g (21%) 

Sat fat:  4g (17%) 

Carb: 38g (12%) 

Sugar: 26g (29%) 

Fibre: 1g (3%) 

Sodium: 93mg (5%)