Grain free Carrot cake

As I am trying hard to be grain free I thought a family celebration was a great opportunity to make a grain free cake.

My Carrot cake recipe came from a favourite cookery book  the Gluten free Almond flour cookbook by Elana Amsterdam. This book is packed with easy to achieve recipes from bread to biscuits to delicious cakes like this one all grain free. I can recommend this recipe book I use it all the time.

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Carrot Cake recipe- serves 12

3 cups almond flour ( ground almonds )

2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 cup ( grapeseed oil ) I prefer to use melted coconut oil

1/2 cup of maple syrup or use gluten free brown rice syrup or raw honey

5 large eggs

3 cups of grated carrots

1 cup of raisins

1 cup of walnuts, coarsely chopped ( I soaked mine before chopping for a couple of hours first then rinsed and dried )

2 x 9 inch cake tins

Method

Pre heat oven to 325oF or 165oC

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grease and dust with almond flour 2 x 9 inch cake tins

In a bowl combine almond flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg

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In a medium bowl whisk together oil, agave/maple syrup and eggs

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ones

Fold in the walnuts, carrots and raisins

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put the batter into the cake tins

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bake for 30 to 35 mins

leave cakes to cool for 1 hr in cake tins

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serve with creamy coconut frosting or filling of your choice

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Creamy coconut frosting

recipe

1 cup of good quality unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup or slightly less of agave or maple syrup or brown rice syrup

pinch of sea salt

2 tbsp arrowroot powder

1 tbsp water

1 1/4 cups coconut oil, melted

Method

in a saucepan bring the coconut milk, agave and salt to the boil

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Whisk the ingredients then simmer for 8-10 mins. stir frequently

In a small bowl dissolve arrowroot powder in the water stir to make a paste

Add the arrowroot paste to the coconut mixture on the heat

whisk constantly until mixture thickens

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remove pan from the heat

gradually blend in the coconut oil using a hand held blender

Place in freezer for a good 1/2hr

the frosting will solidify and turn opaque

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remove and whip with the hand held mixer

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store in glass jar in fridge for up to 3 days

this is time consuming but does taste very good.

Happy grain free baking!

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