Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Carrot Cake


Who would have ever thought that decadent desserts could be allergy-friendly and healthy, too?
½ cup white rice flour
¾ cup sorghum flour
½ cup tapioca starch
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
½ tsp ground cinnamon, optional
1 pinch ground cloves, optional
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs
½ cup agave nectar
1/3 cup coconut oil
½ tbsp vanilla extract
¾ cup rice, soy or almond milk
1 ½ cups (5.3 ounces) chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate grated zest of 1 orange or 1 tsp dried orange zest
1 ¼ cups grated carrots


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch cakes pan.

2. Combine flours, tapioca starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. Add eggs, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Blend well. Set aside.

4. In a medium saucepan, heat milk to just under a boil. Pour it over chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.

5. Add chocolate and egg mixture to flour mixture. Add orange zest and stire well to form a smooth batter. Stir in grated zucchini.

6. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Perfect for a dinner party or a quiet dinner for two!

Tina Turbin

From our home to yours, Tina Turbin
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at info (at)

About Us

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

3 thoughts on “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Carrot Cake

  1. hmmm I’m a super huge carrot cake fan now. When I was a little girl, my grandma used to bake me a carrot cake every year for my birthday and I would always pretend to love it but really I could hardly stand it. I just wanted some chocolate cake! I thought it was rude of me to say I didn’t want it and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings. Anyway, years later, being an adult now with more eclectic taste, I LOVE carrot cake, like I’m seriously obsessed, and even gluten free ones are super delicious tasting to me. I am excited to try this recipe. Always in search of that perfect one!

  2. I didn’t even catch that this was a carrot CHOCOLATE cake the first time I saw this. Then I was flipping back over your posts and I just caught it and now I’m super intrigued and must make this! Once again, I love your unique takes on this classic recipe. XOXO Silvia

  3. Made it, loved it! I knew there was something missing in carrot cake–chocolate!!! I’m a big chocolate fan and I also appreciate a great carrot cake, so it was nice to try something that combined these two seemingly dissimilar tastes. I highly recommend it everyone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.