Vegan Apple and Carrot Cake (& GF)

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Moist Vegan & Gluten-free Apple and Carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese

The best recipe for a moist gluten and dairy-free apple and carrot cake with crushed walnuts for added crunch and a delicious sweet cream cheese icing using Violife Vegan Cream Cheese.

I love using apples in baking. They create a nice moist cake and add a naturally sweet flavour. 

A key benefit of this cake is that it’s so easy and you don’t have to spend hours and hours grating so many tricky carrots!

Vegan Apple & Carrot Cake

In this recipe I will show you how to make the cake in a Bundt tin, but I have discovered the mixture works just as well in muffin cases, just bake for 12-15 minutes. 

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How to make gluten-free apple & carrot cake :

apple and carrot cake

Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple & Carrot Cake

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: dessert, gluten-free cake, snack, vegan cake, vegan dessert
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Kirsty


For the cake

  • 150 g carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 120 g vegan butter we used vegan Stork
  • 60 g coconut oil
  • 1 handful chopped walnuts
  • 120 g gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp xantham gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For icing

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp vegan cream cheese we used Violife
  • 1 splash plant-based milk we used almond


  • Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius and line a muffin traywith cases or grease a Bundt tin with coconut oil.
  • Peel, core and grate your apple and carrots as best you can.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the brown sugar and vegan butter.
  • Add the oil, flour, xanthan gum, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Once your mix has a consistency that you are happy with, fold in the grated carrots, apples and chopped walnuts.
  • Spoon the cake mixture into the cases or tin. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes for the muffins or 25 minutes for the cake. Skewer with a clean knife to check if they are ready.
  • When cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the icing by creaming together the icing sugar, plant-based milk and cream cheese.
  • Once the cake has cooled, pipe or spoon the icing on top. Decorate how you like with dried flowers or nuts if you wish.

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