Gluten Free Carrot Cake

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup Agave nectar
  • ¼ c. walnut oil or olive oil
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins (or drained pineapple)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Generously grease 2 – 9 inch round cake pans (I lined my with Parchment paper)
  3. Combine first 5 dry ingredients, mix well to combine
  4. Beat eggs, agave nectar & oil together
  5. Stir in carrots, raisins and walnuts into egg mixture
  6. Stir in combined dry ingredients (almond flour, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg & baking soda)
  7. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean – about 35 minutes.
  9. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. white sugar, powdered in blender (or use 2 cups confections sugar)

Directions:

  1. Add white sugar to blender and blend at high speed until powdered
  2. In mixer combine cream cheese & butter until creamy.
  3. Mix in Vanilla
  4. Gradually beat in powdered sugar & whip
  5. Spread frosting over cooled cakes.
  6. Optional: sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.