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The best gluten-free Carrot Cake

the very best gluten-free carrot cake & my signature dish
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free
Servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients

Batter

  • 500 g organic carrots
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 200 g ground hazelnuts
  • 50 g rice flour
  • 50 g tapioca starch
  • 150 g roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 200 g coconut sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 50 g olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon zest & juice

Glazing

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200 g icing sugar coconut icing sugar if you can find it
  • 2 tbsp chopped & roasted nuts to sprinkle on top

Instructions

Batter

  • Before we start with the actual preparations for the cake, let's start by pre-heating the oven to 180 degrees & greasing a ~24cm tin. I normally add baking paper to the bottem, as the cake is quite moist & it'd be difficult to get it off the tin after baking, otherwise.
  • Let's start with grating the carrots, as fine as possible. I would usually use my food processor. Add them to a large bowl with the ground almonds & hazelnuts, walnutds, flour, starch, baking powder & cinnamon.
  • Next, in a seperate bowl, mix the egg yolks with the coconut sugar until creamy, almost a little foamy. Add the olive oil, lemon juice & zest. Mix, preferably, with a wooden spoon.
  • In another seperate bowl beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff.
  • Last but not least, add the sugar-egg yolk mix to the flour-carrot mix. Mix well with the wooden spoon. Afterwards, fold in the eggwhites carefully - the more cautious you're with this, the better the baked cake.
  • Bake for ~60 minutes - the cake will rise quite a bit, so don't choose a tin too small (I used a 24cm tin). Once finished, let it cool completely before adding the glazing. You can take off the outer part of the tin direcly, so the cake won't stick to it lateron.

Glazing

  • Mix the icing sugar with the lemon until thick & creamy. Add it to the top of the cake. If you want, you can add some marzipan carrots & some chopped & roasted nuts. You could also make little flowers from another carrot & place it on top. Next - Enjoy.