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Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting Dairy-Free

carrot cake recipe dairy free

Leave it to my hubby to buckle down and figure out how to make dairy-free carrot cake for Easter.

It’s one of his favorite cakes so he was right,

it was time to finally try one safe for our allergies!

He used a recipe online that calls for three eggs. 

If you need egg-free as well, see a recipe we linked for you below.

For cream cheese frosting, check out this store-bought, dairy-free cream cheese icing.

Or see our dairy-free cream cheese frosting recipe below.

The verdict?

My husband has started a new Easter tradition at our house.

Carrot cake for the win!

dairy free carrot cake recipe 

He can shred all the carrots, and I’ll frost and decorate the finished cake.

Now that’s teamwork.

Here’s the dairy-free carrot cake recipe that hubby used.

We omitted the walnuts because of our tree nut allergy.

If you have egg allergy, here’s an egg-free carrot cake recipe from Food Allergy PI.

See our dairy-free cream cheese frosting recipe below.

dairy free carrot cake


This should be enough frosting for a double-layer cake or 3 dozen cupcakes.


6 tablespoons dairy-free butter
3/4 container of dairy-free cream cheese (6 oz)
4 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Cream together dairy-free butter and dairy-free cream cheese with a mixer.

Mix in vanilla extract.

Gradually add powdered sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go.

Mix in powdered sugar thoroughly. 

Hope you enjoy this carrot cake and cream cheese frosting as much as we do!

Original Post 4-8-15

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Rose Martine

Monday 20th of January 2020

You are AMAZING! Thank you thank you thank you so much for this. I was considering doing the same thing and you’ve just made the task a lot less daunting.

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

You are WELCOME! I'm so happy to help! :)

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