Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Swiss Grain free (gluten free) carrot cake

This is a Swiss Thermomix recipe, which I've adapted for gluten and grain free diets. 

Gluten (grain free) carrot cake

300 g whole organic almonds
400 g organic carrots, peeled and cut into quarters or thirds
300 g coconut sugar (or sugar of your choice)
peel of 1 organic lemon
4 large organic eggs
80 g arrowroot flour (or 25 g coconut flour)
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
pinch of Himalayan salt (or sea salt)

Preheat oven to 200 C. Grease and flour (use arrowroot flour) a 26 inch springform pan. Put almonds in the Thermomix bowl, Speed 10, 15 sec. Transfer almonds to a clean bowl.
Place sugar and lemon peel into the Thermomix bow, Speed 10, 30 sec.
Add carrots to sugar mixture, Speed 5, for 2 - 3 sec.
Add almonds, eggs, arrowroot flour, bicarbonate soda, cream of tartar and salt, Speed 7, 10 sec.
Transfer mixture to the cake pan. Place the cake in the middle of the oven, turn down to 160 C, and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn oven back up to 180 C. Continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes.
Cool on a cake rack.

We squeeze fresh lemon juice over the cake before serving. ENJOY!