Gluten Free Carrot Sheet Cake

My Gluten Free Carrot Sheet Cake is tried and tested by my chief coeliac taste tester. This is a gluten free version of my most popular cakes. 

Course Cake
Cuisine British, International
Keyword Gluten Free, Sheet cake, Carrot Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 546 kcal
Author Curly


For the cake

  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml sunflower oil
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • 200 g gluten free plain flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g carrot grated

For the frosting

  • 35 g unsalted butter softened
  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 100 g cream cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC (fan assisted 190ºC non fan) and line a 20x20cm cake tin

  2. Grate the carrots using the attachment on your food processor if you have one, or by hand and set aside

  3. Add the sugars to a jug and break up as many lumps as possible. Add in the eggs, oil and vanilla extract and whisk together

  4. In a large bowl, mix the flour, xanthan gum, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together

  5. Gradually add the wet mix to the dry mix stirring as you go

  6. Add the carrots and keep stirring until thoroughly mixed

  7. Pour the mix into the prepared tin and spread out

  8. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean

  9. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before turning out and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack

  10. Add the softened butter to your bowl and beat for a minute or so before adding the icing sugar and cream cheese. Beat until smooth

  11. Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled cake 

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Carrot Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4010IU80%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.