Monday, October 4, 2010

Carrot Cake - Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free; not Taste-Free!

Recently, DD and I were craving something sweet.  But she can't have sugar and I can't have gluten...what are 2 girls with needy sweet-tooths (sweet-teeth?) to do?  If you're my DD, you come up with your own recipe!


Lizzie’s GF-SF Carrot Cake

Cake Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Jules’gf flour
  • 1¾  teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 3 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts
To make cake:
  1.  In a large mixer bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon.
  2.  In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, agave and oil.
  3.  Mix carrots, raisins and walnuts into wet ingredients.
  4.  Mix wet ingredients into dry.
  5.  Place batter into 2 well greased, 9 inch round or square cake pans. (Batter will be thick.)
  6.  Bake at 325° F for 35 minutes, checking frequently.  (For some reason, ours cooks in 20 minutes!)  Cake is done when pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes in pans on rack, then remove from pans and cool completely on rack.
  8. Ice with Cream Cheese Icing (below)
Cream Cheese Icing
  • 1 8 oz. brick of cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 1 c. Splenda for baking
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Milk

Cream together cream cheese and Splenda; when smooth, add vanilla.  If it’s too stiff, add milk, 1 tsp. at a time.  


3 comments:

culturalcloth said...

Sounds yummy! Do you know of an alternative home made blend to Jules GF flour? I have so many flours in the cupboard and can't buy anymore until its gone. Looking forward to trying this.

Lizzie said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure, but I know Jules' flour is made with a blend of tapioca starch, potato starch, corn starch, corn flour, white rice flour, Xanthan gum and something called Expandex.

Cindy DG said...

I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! See you next Friday! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com