Gluten-free carrot cake

Serves 12

  • unsalted butter, for greasing

  • 225 g gluten-free self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 2 large free-range eggs

  • 125 g soft brown sugar

  • 125 ml sunflower oil

  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 eating apple

  • 200 g carrots

  • zest and juice of 1 orange

  • 1 handful of sultanas

  • 50 g walnuts, optional

  • For the icing:

  • 75 g unsalted butter, softened

  • 100 g icing sugar

  • zest of 1 orange

  • 75 g cream cheese

  • 50 g walnuts

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5. Grease a springform cake tin (roughly 20cm) with butter, line the base with greaseproof paper, then dust the sides with gluten-free flour.



Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, add the sugar and oil, then mix to combine. Sieve in the flour and spices, then fold through. Peel and grate the apple (core and all) and carrots, then stir into the mixture along with the orange zest and juice and sultanas. Roughly chop and add the walnuts, if using.



Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin, then place on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for around 5 minutes, before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.



Meanwhile, make the icing. Beat the butter, icing sugar and most of the orange zest until pale and smooth, then stir in the cream cheese until just combined.



Once cooled, decorate the cake with the icing. Lightly crush the walnuts in a pestle and mortar and sprinkle on top. Finish with a grating of orange zest, then serve.



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Nutritional Information

Gluten-free carrot cake

With zesty cream-cheese icing

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Deliciously spiced gluten-free carrot cake – perfect with a nice cup of tea
Serves 12
1h (plus cooling)
Super easy
Method

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5. Grease a springform cake tin (roughly 20cm) with butter, line the base with greaseproof paper, then dust the sides with gluten-free flour.

Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, add the sugar and oil, then mix to combine. Sieve in the flour and spices, then fold through. Peel and grate the apple (core and all) and carrots, then stir into the mixture along with the orange zest and juice and sultanas. Roughly chop and add the walnuts, if using.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin, then place on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for around 5 minutes, before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the icing. Beat the butter, icing sugar and most of the orange zest until pale and smooth, then stir in the cream cheese until just combined.

Once cooled, decorate the cake with the icing. Lightly crush the walnuts in a pestle and mortar and sprinkle on top. Finish with a grating of orange zest, then serve.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 389 19%
  • Carbs 40g 15%
  • Sugar 25.1g 28%
  • Fat 24.5g 35%
  • Saturates 6.5g 33%
  • Protein 4.2g 9%
Of an adult's reference intake

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