Recipe Flourless Carrot Cake

Utensils: Lined loaf tin, large bowl and beater

Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup @buderimginger Ginger Bears chopped
  • 2 tbsn baking powder
  • 4 large carrots grated
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 freerange or organic eggs (room temperature)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160C/320F
  2. Add all the ingredients into the bowl and mix well
  3. Pour into your loaf tin and bake for 60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before icing

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:

  • 200g creamcheese (room temperature)
  • 115gm butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1tspn vanilla essence
  • Zest of lemon finely chopped
  • Chopped walnuts for topping (optional)
  • 1 tbsn shredded coconut for topping (optional)

Method:

  1. Beat the butter until it turns pale yellow in colour.
  2. Add the cream cheese in pieces, then the vanilla essence and icing sugar and continue to beat for a minute or so.
  3. Spread onto the top of the cake and on the sides and sprinkle lemon zest (or chopped walnuts and shredded coconut) and enjoy!