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Classic Carrot Delight: Gluten- and lactose-free carrot cake with rich chocolate ganache

Classic Carrot Delight: Gluten- and lactose-free carrot cake with rich chocolate ganache

This gluten-free and dairy-free carrot cake puts a healthy and delicious twist on a traditional favorite. Made with a gluten-free flour blend and naturally sweetened with demerara sugar, this cake combines the natural sweetness and texture of carrots with a luxurious chocolate ganache filling. The cake is moist, moist and packed with the natural goodness of carrots, making it a perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions or anyone looking for a healthier dessert option.

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Why you will love it

This cake is ideal for anyone who loves the comforting taste of carrot cake but needs it to be gluten and lactose free. The texture is wonderfully light and fluffy, thanks to the lightness of the beaten eggs, and the richness of the chocolate ganache adds a decadent touch without using dairy. It's a guilt-free indulgence that doesn't compromise on flavor or texture, making it a hit even among those without dietary restrictions.

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Perfect opportunity

This carrot cake is versatile and perfect for a variety of occasions, from family gatherings and parties to casual brunches and elegant tea parties. This is a fantastic birthday cake option for those who prefer something less traditional than a vanilla or chocolate cake. Plus, this cake is perfect for health-focused events or any gathering where dietary considerations are a priority.

Decorating Tips

For a stunning presentation, pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, letting it flow gently down the sides. Garnish with a sprinkling of finely chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, for a crunchy contrast to the creamy ganache. Edible flowers or a light sprinkle of cinnamon can also enhance the visual appeal, adding a touch of color and spice.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 small carrots (about 170 grams), peeled
  • 1/2 cup oil of your choice
  • 3/4 cup demerara sugar
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (or 1 cup rice flour + 1/2 cup sweet starch + 1/2 cup cornstarch)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
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For the Ganache:

  • 150 grams of melted 70% dark chocolate
  • 200 ml of vegetable cream or coconut milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) and grease a baking dish.
  2. In a blender, blend carrots and oil until smooth. Put aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with a mixer until the mixture is light, fluffy and doubled in volume.
  4. Add the mixed carrot mixture to the egg mixture and mix.
  5. Gradually stir in the gluten-free flour and baking powder until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool completely before topping with chocolate ganache.
  9. For the ganache, mix the melted chocolate with the vegetable cream or coconut milk and mix until smooth. Pour over the cooled cake.

Enjoy this delicious gluten-free and lactose-free carrot cake, a comforting and tasty treat, perfect for any occasion!

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