Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Low carb and by being gluten free, wheat free and sugar free this is a step closer to a healthier carrot cake.

For a vegan version, you can use coconut milk instead of cream and a dairy free cream cheese substitute such as tofu cream cheese for frosting.

The density of the cake came out right but it could be more moist, thus next time I will try to reduce the amount of coconut flour, as it is super absorbent, and perhaps adding one more carrot as they hold lot of moisture.

Gluten free carrot cake

Gluten free carrot cake

Gluten free carrot cake

Gluten free carrot cake

Gluten Free Sugar Free Carrot Cake
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Servings Prep Time
12people 30minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
12people 30minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Gluten Free Sugar Free Carrot Cake
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Servings Prep Time
12people 30minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
12people 30minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
  • Carrot Cake
  • 200 grams ground almonds
  • 75 grams coconut flour
  • 100 grams coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 carrots grated
  • 50 mililiters heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • Sugar Free Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 452 grams Philadelphia cream cheese softened
  • 25 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 1 orange zest grated
  • pecan nuts or walnuts for topping
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly grease two 20cm cake tins and coat with coconut flakes.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl beat eggs for few minutes, until well beaten.
  4. Add coconut oil, cream and stevia and continue beating on high speed for a minute.
  5. Change to a flat beater and add dry ingredients and grated carrot, then mix until incorporated.
  6. Divide the batter into the cake tins and bake in preheated oven for 40 -45 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Let the cake cool down before filling and frosting.
  8. Prepare frosting by placing cream cheese, butter, stevia and grated orange zest in a mixing bowl.
  9. Mix on high speed for couple of minutes until incorporated and smooth.
  10. Use half of the frosting for filling the cake and rest for coating.
  11. Top with pecans or walnuts and serve.

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