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GLUTEN FREE CARROT CAKE

  • Prep Time
    25 mins
  • Cook Time
    1 hr 15 mins
  • Serving
    8
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A delicious, moist cake made with carrots and almonds, then topped with a cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting

    Directions

    Step 1

    Prepare your baking tin (20cm) by greasing and then lining it with baking paper.

    Step 2

    Beat the butter with the sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by one, beating each time. Add also the vanilla essence.

    Step 3

    Preheat oven to 180C.

    Step 4

    Mix the gf flour with the fumetto, baking powder and cinnamon in another bowl. Fold these into the wet ingredients together with the lemon rind and juice. Reserve 1 tsp of the the juice for the icing.

    Step 5

    Stir in the carrots, the ground almonds and the Cointreau. Pour this into the prepared tin and place in the oven.

    Step 6

    Bake for about one and a half hours or until a skewer, comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Take out and leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.

    Step 7

    In the meantime prepare the cream cheese frosting by whisking, (I just used a fork) the cream cheese, the reserved lemon juice and icing sugar, until soft and creamy.

    Step 8

    When cake is completely cool, remove from the tin and spread the icing on top. Decorate with either orange zest or else if you are feeling artistic, try making carrot roses.

    Step 9

    Using a peeler, make thin slices of carrot. Place in a bowl of hot water so they will slightly soften which will make them more flexible. Starting at one end, roll them onto a 'rose'. Make different sized ones and then place decoratively on top of the cake. Sprinkle with a little poppy seeds to add more effect.

    Jacqui

    Hi, I'm Jacqui, creator of The Blender and Senza G. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2012 and since then, gluten free cooking has become a passion of mine. I just love food, experimenting and creating new gluten free recipes or re-inventing old favorite ones so I can still enjoy what I used to love before. Being Celiac makes cooking more challenging but with loads of patience, intensive research and a burning desire to learn more and more, living the Gluten Free lifestyle has become much much easier. My mission has been that gluten free food should taste good. Gluten Free does not mean taste free and I will keep on working to discover new ways of making it even better! ❤️

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