There are a few recipes that are pretty much essential to have in your repertoire – for example: a good vanilla cupcake recipe, a butter chicken recipe, a chocolate fudge recipe… and of course, a no-nonsense, delicious and comforting carrot cake recipe!!
I shared a gluten-free, dairy-free carrot cake recipe on the blog back in 2012 (and there’s an updated version in my Quirky Cooking cookbook), but I decided it was about time for a new one! I wanted a grain-free version that could be adapted for the GAPS diet… and now that I can have dairy I really wanted a more traditional cream cheese icing. 😍
This version is grain free and starch free, and has a dairy-free variation for those who need it. If you can’t have nuts, see the suggestion in the notes below.
I’m looking forward to sharing this cake with my mum for Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoy it too.