gluten free carrot cake

Happy Easter — Delicious Gluten free Carrot Cake Recipe

I’ve got to share this lovely (and healthy!) cake recipe with you! 

A carrot cake recipe non the less, and sugar free and gluten free. Without the frosting it’s also dairy free.

Delicious, with a great texture. A little bit springy like sponge cake — you can’t tell it has no flour.

It looks pretty as well and it’s extremely filling — which is good in my books ;-)! It’s quite sweet, the icing was nice too (and less sweet).

Even non Candida sufferers complimented me on the cake, wohoo.

It tasted even better the next day, then it got dry though — not that there was much left ?

Delicious Gluten free Carrot Cake Recipe
  • 4 small ones carrots, peeled (350g, ¾ lb or 12 oz)
  • ½ cup (100g) walnuts or pecans
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 120g (1/4 lb or 4.5 oz) of almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 3-4 heaping tablespoons Xylitol
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • FOR THE FROSTING (not suitable during the Candida diet stages 1-3)
  • 120g (1/4 lb or 4.5 oz) of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 25g (1¾ oz) of butter, at room temperature
  • 25g coconut oil
  • I used 2-3 tbsp xylitol (you could blend this to resemble icing sugar)
  • zest and juice of half a lemon, or to taste
  • optional ground vanilla bean
  1. Grease two 20 cm (8-Inch) nonstick spring form cake tins and preheat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
  2. Grate the carrots using a food processor or grater and roughly chop the walnuts/ pecans.
  3. Add the remaining cake ingredients (except for the carrots and pecans) and process to combine. Finally add the carrot and pecans and pulse to combine with the cake batter.
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared springform pans (or just bake with one) and bake for 15 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely in the tin before removing.
  5. To make the frosting combine the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the Xylitolr and lemon juice and zest and beat for another 5 minutes, or until pale and fluffy.
  6. Spread the frosting between the cake layers and over the top of the cooled cake.

Enjoy :)

Not suitable for the beginning stages of the Candida diet because it is loaded with carbs.

You can make the cake healthier by leaving the frosting off — still tastes very nice!

I shared this recipe with Gluten free Fridays, where you can find more yummy treats like this.

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