Gluten free carrot cake

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Carrot cake has become my favourite cake. I guess it's just because I'm eating healthier now and the ingredients include natural foods like carrots, nuts, fresh spices and fruit. The cream cheese icing adds just a touch of decadence so it doesn't seem too "Healthy".

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Gluten free Carrot Cake recipe

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  • 4 Eggs.
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup Oil
  • 1 ¼ cups Rice Flour
  • ¼ Cup Potato Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Grated Carrots
  • ½ Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts.
  • 2 cups chopped Apples

Heat oven to 350F. Beat Eggs well gradually adding sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in Oil. Sift in the dry ingredients. Then add the Nuts to coat them. Fold in all the dry ingredients. Use a greased 9 x 13 pan or 2 round layer pans. 9 x 13 will take about 45 mins. to cook. Test with cake tester. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out.


  • 125 gm Cream Cheese.
  • 2 tablespoons of Butter or Margarine.
  • 250 gr. Icing Sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Rind.
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice.
At room temperature beat the Margarine and Cream Cheese together. Then add Icing Sugar alternately with the Lemon Juice. Beat until smooth.

Carrot Cake #2


  • 2 cups grated carrots - ½ lb.
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons GF butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice concentrate
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon GF baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Directions: Preheat oven to 300F. Place carrots, honey, spices, butter and apple juice concentrate in heavy saucepan, bring to a boil and cook over low heat for ten min. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Mix together dry ingredients and stir into apple juice mixture. Pour into 2 small well-greased loaf pans (may use other sizes) and bake for 45 minutes bake at 300F degrees in a well greased pan. Even better, line pan with parchment paper.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz GF cream cheese
  • 1 lb. package confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

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