Monday, April 6, 2015

Recipe - Flourless Carrot Cake

Having just got a Breville Kitchen Wizz Pro, we wanted to test it out. Being Easter, we thought a carrot cake was in order and we could also try out the grating disc. To our surprise, it only took 31 secs to grate 5 carrots! No more manually grating for us!

I have always been a Donna Hay fan and here is my favourite Flourless Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing recipe. This recipe is also gluten free.

5 eggs, at room temperature
1½ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup sunflower oil
3½ cups almond meal
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
400g carrots, peeled and grated
1 cup shredded coconut
½ cup roasted slivered almonds
½ cup currants

Cream cheese icing
250g cream cheese, chopped
⅓ cup icing sugar mixture, sifted
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Line the base of a lightly greased 24cm springform tin with non-stick baking paper and set aside.
Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and whisk for 15 minutes or until thick and tripled in volume.
Place the oil, almond meal, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, carrot, coconut, almonds and currants in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
Fold through the egg mixture and spoon into the tin.
Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes – 1 hour 25 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out with a few crumbs attached.
Allow to cool completely in the tin before refrigerating for 2–3 hours or until firm.
To make the cream cheese icing, place the cream cheese and sugar in an electric mixer and beat for 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the lemon juice and beat for a further 1 minute or until smooth. Run a small knife around the edge of the cake and remove from the tin. Spread with the icing to serve.

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