GF Carrot Cake & Creamy Icing

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25/12/2011 by Farmer K's Kitchen

Carrot cake – an old favourite in our household. My mum makes the BEST carrot cake in the world. She does. Only problem is the gluten, and we have four gluten-free eaters in this household. So we found this recipe from Gluten Free Fix. I can tell you honestly, this is the best carrot cake we have ever eaten (mum even said). Rave reviews. It is very close to her recipe. The honey cream cheese icing is…well…the icing on the cake! Magnificent. Take this to a party and no one would know it was gluten free or sugar free (just honey) as it is delicious, moist, and a whole lotta addictive.

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

  • 1/4 cup (50g) oil
  • 1/2 cup (160g) honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup (100g) crushed pineapple (canned is fine)
  • 1/2 cup (70g) almond flour, packed
  • 1/4 cup (35g) coconut flour, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 160C
  2. In the Thermomix, whisk together oil, honey and eggs
  3. Stir in carrots and pineapple.
  4. Whisk in dry ingredients, making sure you get out all the clumps.
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Pour batter into greased baking dish.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes (this cake is pretty moist, which is perfect!)
  8. Cool completely before icing.
Honey Cream Cheese Icing
  • 1 block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1/2C raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract or paste
  1. Put all the ingredients into the Thermomix (or food processor) and whizz.
  2. Cover cake with icing once the cake has cooled down a bit (so no icing melts)
  3. Serve with some fresh fruits. We used mango!

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6 thoughts on “GF Carrot Cake & Creamy Icing

  1. GB says:

    This was so yummy! We have made two lots of carrot cakes in two days. It keeps getting eaten too quickly!

  2. Alissa says:

    This might be an obvious question… Is almond flour different to almond meal??

    • Me says:

      Hi Alissa – any question is a good question :) Almond meal and almond flour are relatively the same thing. Some say one is more coarse than the other, but they can be used interchangeably. I love the taste…good protein too!

      • Alissa says:

        Thanks. I LOVE almond meal – and this recipe looks delicious!
        I am in the process of evaluating my diet – it needs a major overhaul – but I don’t want to give up yummy food!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

      • Me says:

        Hi Alissa – Old favourites revamped into something healthy is always a good thing :) I love almond meal (and a bit of coconut flour mixed in as well), it has such an awesome taste.

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