Jack is Cooking Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Well Hello Internet!

Last night i made a Gluten Free Carrot Cake.

its pretty easy to make!  heres what you’ll need:

2.5 cups gluten free flour  (i used arrowhead mills all purpose gluten free flour.  it is a fantastic GF mix)
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoons salt 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 cup sugar 
3/4 cup corn oil
4 eggs slightly beaten 
1 tablespoon REAL mayonaise 
2 cups grated carrots 
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
9 oz or so canened crushed pineapple with juice 

1/2 cup dried cranberries


What you’ll need for the frosting:
Cream cheese frosting: 
1/2 cup melted
8 ounces cream cheese softened 
1.25 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Directions 

preheat the oven to 350°
i did this in my kitchen Aid, but you can do it by hand if you want.   mix flour, baking powder,  salt, sugar and cinnamon.  Mix in the  corn oil, eggs, and mayonaise. Stir well. Stir in the carrots, the nuts, the cranberries, and pineapple. 

i used 2 circular 9″ cake pans.  this mixture makes the perfect amount for these two pans.  grease the pans and fill them with the batter.  bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Fosting 
whip all ingredients together till fluffy.



when the cake cools down, put one layer down, and spread frosting on the first layer.  put the second cake on top, and spread the frosting all over the top and the sides!  then you can put nuts all around the side, and a little more on top. 

(yes this is actually the cake that i made! did i mention i am a photographer?  i took the cake to work with me, so i could take a picture outside of my kitchen)
mmm mmm delicious


One thought on “Jack is Cooking Gluten Free Carrot Cake

  1. Hi Jake,

    Thank you for remember to sharing this recipe with me. It looks really my mouth watering. I like a carrot cake… Not only using gluten free flour but also adding mayo is interesting thought. I will try the recipe and let you know soon.

    Happy baking!
    Chef Jae

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