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This easy Gluten and Sugar Free Carrot Cake made with coconut flour and honey is the healthiest a cake can be. And it is delicious!

I am kind of obsessed with avoiding refined sugar at all costs. Also either of the substitutes unless there is evidence that come form natural and organic sources.

Cakes need sugar, right? Well, let’s change that. I don’t promise my cakes are more delicious that the ones with loads of sugars BUT… they are healthier and yet, really, yummy.

Don’t throw away your carrots!

Yes, in my house carrots are often forgotten in the bottom drawer of the fridge too. I am not lying or want to scare you off … you can still save them.

These are organic forgotten carrots but with a good peel and a bit of love, they won’t go to waste.

Rotten-carrots
Apparently rotten carrots
Rotten carrots peeled
Peel the carrots
Food processor and carrots
Grate the carrots
Freeze your grated carrots
Freeze your grated carrots

You can freeze them in a nice sealed bag and use when convenient. For example, now to make my yummy Gluten and sugar free carrot cake.

Ingredients for the Carrot Cake

I am using a small cake tin since, for now, I am the only one sticking to Gluten and Sugar Free stuff. It is a 6″ one.

This is therefore a small cake but you can still yield 6 nice slices out of it.

  • 1 and 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ¼ cup honey (manuka)
  • ¼ butter (plant based)
  • 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • ½  tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½  tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder

Ingredients for the Vegan and Sugar Free frosting

I am using Oat Whipping cream and Organic Maple syrup to make this Sugar and Dairy Free frosting.

  • Whippable Creamy Oat
  • Organic Maple Syrup

How To Make the Gluten & Sugar Free Carrot Cake

I will be using my frozen grated carrots so I took them out and leave them to defrost first.

1. Add the ingredients to the Food Processor

In this order:

  1. Grated carrots
  2. Butter (I am using Plant Based butter)
  3. Eggs
  4. Honey
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Ginger
  7. Vanilla Extract
  8. Apple Cider Vinegar
  9. Himalayan Salt
  10. Xanthan Gum

2. Mix them for a couple of minutes

We’ll mix first all these ingredients and then add the coconut flour and baking power last.

Mix again for another couple of minutes or until is all incorporated.

Mix the ingredients

3. Spray your tin and pour the mix in

I use coconut oil but you can choose the oil of your choice or butter.

Pour the mix in (it is quite thick) and shape with a spatula.

4. Bake for approx. 30 minutes at 180 C/356 F

Keep checking but it’ll take no more than 30 minutes, although bear in mind this is a small carrot cake.

Decorate the Gluten & Sugar Free Carrot Cake

You can check my post Sugar and Dairy Free frosting.

I am using some seeds instead of walnuts just to make it a bit different. Still with the Autumn vibe though.

Decorate the carrot cake

And here is the result. Very proud of it.

It makes you feel good about eating cake, I promise.

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Gluten and sugar free carrot cake
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Gluten & Sugar Free Carrot Cake (With Coconut Flour)

Quick and tasty!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6 slices

Equipment

  • 1 6 inch cake tin
  • 1 Microwave Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups Grated Carrots
  • 3 pieces Eggs
  • ¼ cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Butter (Plant-based)
  • 1 tsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Himalayan Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder

Instructions
 

  • Add the ingredients to the Food Processor
    In this order:
    Grated carrots
    Butter (I am using Plant Based butter)
    Eggs
    Honey
    Cinnamon
    Ginger
    Vanilla Extract
    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Himalayan Salt
    Xanthan Gum
  • Mix them for a couple of minutes
  • Add the coconut flour and baking power last.
  • Spray your tin with coconut oil.
  • Pour the mix in (it is quite thick) and shape with a spatula.
  • Bake for approx. 30 minutes at 180 C/356 F
  • Decorate the Gluten & Sugar Free Carrot Cake
Keyword cake, gluten free bread, handmade

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you. I can’t wait to try this. I will probably substitute the honey with Swerve. My daughter is allergic to coconut – any suggestions for a different flour?

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