Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake

gluten free dairy free carrot cake recipe

Carrot Cake.
Is it one of your favorites?
Do you make sure that your bite has an equal amount of icing as cake?
Or do you eat the cake and save the cream cheese icing for last?
Have you been looking for a gluten free dairy free carrot cake?

gluten free dairy free carrot cake recipe

This gluten free dairy free carrot cake is super-moist and delicious.
Try using fresh carrots from the farmers market for they add a definite sweetness to the cake.

gluten free dairy free carrot cake recipe

gluten free dairy free carrot cake recipe

gluten free dairy free carrot cake recipe

dairy free butter

Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups gluten free Sobeys Compliments gluten free flour blend
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup raw chopped almonds
  • 3 cups grated carrots

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a small springform pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the gluten free flour, spices, baking soda, salt and xanthan gum.
  • In a stand mixer beat the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and oil until blended.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time until batter is smooth.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients until batter is blended.
  • Add the shredded carrots and almonds and mix on low.
  • Pour batter into springform pan.
  • Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • I allow the variance in times because it took a full 60 minutes for it to bake for me, however I am at a high altitude and a lower altitude would take less time.
  • Allow cake to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, cut cake in 1/2 and icing.
  • For the dairy free icing I use Tofutti cream cheese which is a dairy free product.
  • I find this cream cheese substitutes wonderfully for an icing and in fact is beats up quite smoothly.
  • For this cake I used 2 containers of Tofutti cream cheese, 2 Tbsp softened vegan butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla paste and about 1/2 cup icing sugar.
  • I am not a big fan of over using icing sugar in icing recipes.
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gluten free dairy free carrot cake recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

gluten free chocolate cream cheese cupcakes recipe


Here is a gluten free cupcake recipe using Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend.
Cup4Cup is a great gluten free flour blend that is available at Williams Sonoma stores in Canada and the US.
Recently I was sent a bag of Cup4Cup gluten free flour and asked to do up some recipes for the holidays.
I have used Cup4Cup many times while baking and have a few recipes on my blog using this gluten free flour blend.

gluten free chocolate cream cheese cupcakes recipe
gluten free chocolate cream cheese cupcakes recipe
gluten free chocolate cream cheese cupcakes recipe

While I did not icing these cupcakes you definitely could.
Here is the recipe.
Enjoy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup  gluten free cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tbsp  vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 250 ml cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a stand mixer add the gluten free flour, baking soda, sugar, cocoa and salt.
  • Mix on low.
  • Add the buttermilk, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Mix on medium speed until batter is smooth and light.
  • Optional. Chocolate chips can be added to batter at this time.
  • In a medium bowl, beat with a hand mixer the cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt.
  • Divide the chocolate cupcake batter evenly into the muffin cups.
  • Top each cupcake with a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Enjoy!
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