Gluten Free Carrot cake
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5 from 2 votes

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Make this cake from grated carrot and you will have a beautiful moist cake. Make this cake in the vitamix and you have a moist cake with hidden vegetables. This recipe uses Australian cup measurements
Cuisine: dessert, cakes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 4 whole eggs 70gm
  • 310 ml oil 11/4 cups
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 300 gm sugar can be brown and white mixed
  • 300 gm carrot grated, 3 cups or for the blender method 4 medium carrots rough chopped

Dry Ingredients

  • 120 gm gluten free flour
  • 100 gm almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder gluten free
  • 2 teaspoons bi carbonate of soda
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 100 gm chopped nuts!
  • Icing
  • 250 gm cream cheese
  • 125 gm butter softened
  • 200 gm icing sugar sifted ( add more for a sweeter icing)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20 ml lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon very fine zest

Instructions

  • Grease and line a 23 cm / 10 in cake tin with greasproof paper. Pre-heat the oven to 170 C / 350 F
  • Mix all the dry ingredients except the nuts (if you are using them) together and put aside

For the Vitamix method

  • Put all of the wet ingredients including the carrot pieces into the vitamix (liquid ingredients first) and blend till smooth. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon to combine . Add the nuts ( if using) and pour into the prepared cake tin, and bake.

For the old method

  • In the bowl of a mixer (or by hand) mix all of the wet ingredients (eggs, oil, sugar) except the carrots and nuts. When the eggs and sugar are well combined with the oil mix in the grated carrot.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir well till the mixture is combined. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake.
  • Bake for 60 minutes . Test by using a skewer. When it comes out of the middle clean the cake is cooked. If not return to the oven for up to 30 minutes. You may need to cover the top with foil.

Quick cream Cheese Icing

  • Beat the cream cheese with the soft butter, till light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat again. add the lemon zest, juice and vanilla and beat to combine