Gluten free Carrot Cake

Gluten free Carrot Cake

By Jamie Oliver
Selected by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin

It’s another gluten free cake. I did this one for the first time for the monthly support group this month and I believe it went down well however I don’t know that cause at the time I’m publishing this I haven’t served it yet but I’m going on holiday the day after meeting so I wouldn’t get one down in time if I didn’t get it sorted now. This recipe is available on Jamie Oliver’s website and there’s a link to it here


Ingredients

unsalted butter, for greasing
225g gluten-free self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
2 large free-range eggs
125g soft brown sugar
125ml sunflower oil
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 eating apple
200g carrots
zest and juice of 1 orange
1 handful of sultanas
50g walnuts, optional

For the icing:
75g unsalted butter, softened
100g icing sugar
zest of 1 orange
75g cream cheese
50g walnut

Method

  1. 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.

  2. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, add the sugar and oil, then mix to combine.

  3. Sieve in the flour and spices, and then fold through.

  4. Peel and grate the apple (core and all) and carrots, then stir into the mixture along with the orange zest and juice and sultanas.

  5. Roughly chop and add the walnuts, if using.

  6. 
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.

  7. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for around 5 minutes, before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

  8. 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.

  9. Once cooled, decorate the cake with the icing. Lightly crush the walnuts in a pestle and mortar and sprinkle on top.

  10. Finish with a grating of orange zest, then serve.

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