Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

- 2 ¼ cups gluten free measure-for-measure flour – ½ cup fine almond flour – 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon ground ginger – ¼ teaspoon nutmeg – ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves – ½ teaspoon salt – 1 cup coconut sugar – ¾ cups brown sugar – 4 eggs – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce (cinnamon flavored preferred but not necessary) – ⅓ cup vegetable oil – ½ cup unsalted butter, melted – 3 cups finely shredded carrots

Step 1:Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Step 2: In a medium bowl, add the gluten free flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

Step 3:  In a large bowl, add the coconut sugar, brown sugar, and eggs. Use an electric hand mixer to beat until light and fluffy (about 30-40 seconds)

Step 4: Add the vanilla, applesauce, vegetable oil, and melted butter to the cake as well. Use the electric hand mixer to beat again until light and fluffy (about 60 seconds).

Step 5: Add the dry mixture and the shredded carrots into the bowl. Mix by hand until fully combined.

Step 6: Grease a glass 9x13 pan and pour the batter into the pan. Bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7: While cake bakes make the  delicious cream cheese frosting that goes with it!

Step 8: Allow the cake to cool completely, then coat with the frosting. Enjoy!

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The Butter Half is my food blog where you will find nourishing recipes and wellness tips for the family, as well as my herbal cookbook, Root & Nourish.