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Carrot Cake Recipe

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Carrot Cake - Glutafin gluten free recipes

Deliciously moist and with a rich, tantalizing texture; Carrot cake is a classic tea-time favourite.





Preparation time:
15 minutes

Cooking time:
90 minutes

Oven temperature: 160°C/140°C Fan/Gas Mark 3
Makes:
1 x 20cm/8" cake



Ingredients

Fruit Mix

  • 1 Medium size cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced to give 125g/ 4 ½ oz prepared fruit
  • 250g/ 9oz Coarse grated carrot
  • 150g Sunflower Oil 
  • 5 x 15ml tbsp Orange juice
  • 150g/5oz Soft light brown sugar
  • 125g/ 4 ½ oz Raisins

Cake

  • 350g/12oz Glutafin Gluten Free Multipurpose Fibre Mix
  • 2 x 5ml tsp Gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 x 5ml tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 4 Medium eggs (lightly whisked)

Icing

  • 110g/4oz Cream Cheese
  • 50g/2oz Butter (at room temperature)
  • 175g/ 6oz Icing sugar (sieved)
  • 1 Orange (grated zest of)

Garnish

  • Baby Carrots and walnut halves




Method

Plus 1 hour soaking time

1.Place diced apple, carrot, butter, orange juice and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cover and
microwave for 8 minutes to soften the apple. Mash lightly with a fork. Add the raisins and
microwave for a further 5 minutes. Stir and set aside for 1 hour. Mash any remaining apple
pieces to a puree.
2.Stir in the remaining cake ingredients and beat together with a wooden spoon.
3.Pour into a 20cm/ 8” greased and lined deep round cake tin. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden and just firm
to the touch. Leave in the tin until cold before turning out.
4.Beat icing ingredients together and spread onto cake top. Decorate with carrots and walnut
halves and serve.
5.Store in an airtight tin in a cool place for up to 5 days.

Gluten-free, wheat free option
Use 300g/ 11oz Glutafin Gluten Free Wheat Free Multipurpose Fibre Mix and remaining ingredients as shown.

To Freeze
Freeze cake without the icing. Wrap and seal in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 month.
Defrost for 2-3 hours before icing.

Tip
Use organic carrots for a more defined and often sweeter taste.
 




Your Comments

Recent Comments...

JUST MADE THIS CAKE, EASY TO FOLLOW, TASTES GREAT, BEING DIABETIC I DIDNT PUT ON THE TOPPING ON. BEST CAKE IVE MADE SO FAR THANKS FOR THE IDEA
Debra Moreton says:
24th October 2011
I made this with only 100gm of sugar and without icing as I'm diabetic and found it to be excellent and a great alternative to boiled fruit cake which I used to make with granulated sweetener.
Russell Hearne says:
15th June 2011


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