HERE FOR THE GOOD STUFF? THESE DISCOUNT CODES ARE FOR YOU

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Crumb Cake (gluten-free)

November 27, 2020

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Coffee Cake made with all gluten-free ingredients. The most delicious sweet breakfast cake or snack to enjoy with a dreamy crumb cake topping on top of a healthier carrot cake recipe.

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Coffee Cake made with all gluten-free ingredients. The most delicious sweet breakfast cake or snack to enjoy with a dreamy crumb cake topping on top of a healthier carrot cake recipe.

I think this is one of my most favorite recipes ever.

Just typing this blog post up has me absolutely drooling all over again. Thank goodness I have a slice left waiting for me to snack on in a bit because it is SO good.

Imagine a delicious piece of carrot cake with a delicious crumb cake topping on top. Boom! That is what we are having in this recipe here. It is the ultimate power combo and such an underrated pair for dessert. We live for carrot cake over here and I love anything that has to do with coffee cake and crumb toppings.

What is always so funny to me about coffee cake though – every time I share a coffee cake recipe, someone asks where the coffee is. While coffee cake is just meant to be enjoyed and paired with coffee. There isn’t an actual coffee involved in the cake 😉 Ezra’s nanny is truly the ultimate coffee cake lover. She lives for my baked goods to have with her morning coffee, it is the cutest ever.

If you guys love this recipe, let us know if the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you think.

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Coffee Cake made with all gluten-free ingredients. The most delicious sweet breakfast cake or snack to enjoy with a dreamy crumb cake topping on top of a healthier carrot cake recipe.

What ingredients you need to make vegan carrot coffee cake with crumb topping:

  • Flax eggs – or sub regular eggs if you prefer
  • Vegan butter, melted – or sub 1/3 cup liquid coconut oil or avocado oil or real butter if not vegan
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut sugar
  • Gluten-free oat flour –  I haven’t tested subs but spelt flour would likely work well!
  • Cinnamon
  • Grated carrots – I used a hand grater for this
  • Gluten-free rolled oats – or any oats you have on hand

How to bake gluten-free carrot coffee cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10-inch round baking dish with oil (if you use another size just watch the bake time)
  2. Begin making carrot coffee cake by whisking together eggs, melted butter, vanilla and coconut sugar until smooth
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder and cinnamon until fully combined
  4. Fold in carrots then add the cake batter to baking dish
  5. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon until the crumb topping forms. If too dry, add a splash of oil and if too wet, add more flour or oats
  6. Evenly distribute crumb topping on top of cake then bake in oven for about 25 minutes
  7. Allow the cake to cool for a few, then slice and enjoy. I also melted some coconut butter on top as a “glaze” of sorts!

A few of my other favorite sweet breakfast cake recipes:

The Dreamiest Paleo Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bread

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread

The Best Ever Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe

Gluten-free “Cinnabon” Cinnamon Roll Cake

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Coffee Cake made with all gluten-free ingredients. The most delicious sweet breakfast cake or snack to enjoy with a dreamy crumb cake topping on top of a healthier carrot cake recipe.

Print

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Crumb Cake (gluten-free)

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Coffee Cake made with all gluten-free ingredients. The most delicious sweet breakfast cake or snack to enjoy with a dreamy crumb cake topping on top of a healthier carrot cake recipe.

The Best Damn Vegan Carrot Coffee Cake made with all gluten-free ingredients. The most delicious sweet breakfast cake or snack to enjoy with a dreamy crumb cake topping on top of a healthier carrot cake recipe.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 slices 1x
Scale

Ingredients

Carrot coffee cake:

  • 2 flax eggs (or sub 2 regular eggs)
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted (or sub 1/3 cup liquid coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup grated carrots

Crumb topping:

  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter, melted (or 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil)
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10-inch round baking dish with oil (if you use another size just watch the bake time)
  2. Begin making carrot coffee cake by whisking together eggs, melted butter, vanilla and coconut sugar until smooth
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder and cinnamon until fully combined
  4. Fold in carrots then add the cake batter to baking dish
  5. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon until the crumb topping forms. If too dry, add a splash of oil and if too wet, add more flour or oats
  6. Evenly distribute crumb topping on top of cake then bake in oven for about 25 minutes
  7. Allow the cake to cool for a few, then slice and enjoy. I also melted some coconut butter on top as a “glaze” of sorts!

Notes

*Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days or freezer for longer

**Any subs I recommend are listed above

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

I love seeing you what you make my recipes!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag @rachLmansfield and #rachLeats on instagram!

3 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Click to edit CSS
Click to edit CSS
rachLmansfield

rachLmansfield