Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Disclaimer – this is not a diet cake ^^
This was one of the first gluten free recipes I conjured up after realising that wheat was not my friend. I’ve progressed even further since as I now no longer weigh anything–nor do I use pre-prepared gluten free flour/butter/sugar (for the most part) or shop bought eggs–then but I’ll start you off slowly 🙂
The picture makes it look a bit dry but it’s not, and if you add a blob of clotted cream or crème fraiche…delicious!
- 200 g gluten free flour mix
- 200 g butter
- 200 g sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 medium size carrots grated
- 50 g raisins
- 1 tablespoon ginger powder (optional)
Start by creaming the butter and sugar until smooth and light in colour.
Beat the eggs well and then beat in to the butter mixture.
Remember to get as much air into the mixture as possible as the gluten free flour recipes can be a little flat, hence the bicarb.
Add the grated carrot and raisins, mix well.
Combine the dry ingredients and slowly stir into the batter mix.
Put the mixture in a non-stick cake tin (use a little butter and flour to line the tin first, helps to get the cake out easily afterwards) and bake on a medium heat ( I repeat my plea from the other recipes here…my oven is OLD and I can’t be sure of the temp as it has only two heat options: hot and hotter). Use whichever temp you normally use for baking.
It should take about 30 – 40 minutes to cook through properly, depending on how deep your cake tin is. If it’s a loaf tin it’ll take longer to cook through, but really easy to slice after. Just keep checking the centre after about 30 mins.
Don’t worry if it seems at first that it’s a gooey mess in the middle, it quickly sets once the edges start to cook.
You can use the same recipe for coconut and orange cake, or why not make it a carrot, coconut & orange cake ^^. Simply substitute carrot for 50 g of dry coconut, plus the zest and juice of one orange. If the mix is a bit sloppy you can add a bit more flour mix and coconut until you get a nice cakey mix 😀