Gluten-Free Carrot & Walnut Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Carrot & Walnut Cake Recipe
SERVES
12

TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
Store in airtight container.
Gluten Free Vegetarian Dairy Free

This deliciously, moist and fluffy, spiced cake recipe tackles an array of dietary requirements as it is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free yet still completely moreish and enjoyable! With a melt-in-your-mouth coconut, maple & vanilla frosting. Great to bake for a garden party, afternoon tea or just to enjoy at home with your feet up! 

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Ingredients

Equipment
  • Oven
  • Sandwich Tins
  • Baking Paper
  • Large Bowl x 2
  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Spatula
  • Skewer or Knife
  • Cooling Rack
  • Electric Whisk

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 170​o​c and lightly grease 2 sandwich tins with coconut oil before lining them with baking paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the buckwheat flour, rice flour, walnut flour, spices and baking powder
  3. Add the melted coconut oil, eggs, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a blender or food processor and pulse 2-3 times until everything is combined
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix everything together with a spatula until you have a thick batter
  5. Stir through the grated carrot before dividing the batter between the two sandwich tins
  6. Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes until a skewer or knife comes out clean
  7. Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 30 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely
  8. When the cakes are cooled and ready to decorate, open the tins of coconut milk and transfer the thick top layers (the coconut cream) to a large bowl and discard the liquid
  9. Whisk the coconut cream with an electric whisk for 2 minutes until it has started to thicken
  10. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla to the bowl before whisking again
  11. Spread half of the coconut cream icing on the first cake layer before topping it with the second cake followed by the rest of the coconut cream
  12. Sprinkle on the chopped walnuts and any other toppings of your choice before enjoying! 
Gluten-Free Carrot & Walnut Cake Recipe Gluten-Free Carrot & Walnut Cake Recipe Gluten-Free Carrot & Walnut Cake Recipe
26 May 2017 - 11:57am