Flourless Carrot Cake (and no butter)

Source:  German food website 2011

Carrot cake without flour

Flourless Carrot Cake

I'm the kind of person who always has an abundance of carrots on hand.  I usually have 2 large bags in my weekly "bio-box" , so I'm always thinking how to use the carrot!  I was on the hunt for a not-so typical carrot cake, and I think I finally found it.  To recommend a cake recipe with out flour or butter is something I thought I could never do with confidence.  Usually with these ingredients missing, it's an obvious folly.  This recipe however, is packed with warmth and flavor.  Healthy isn't a stretch when I describe my new found flourless carrot cake!  This cake is lovely when finished with a nice citrus glaze on the top.  Enjoy!
Course 3 Dessert/pudding
Cuisine German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300 gr carrots shredded
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 gr sugar
  • 250 gr ground hazel nut
  • 80 gr bread crumbs you could also substitute for corn meal, very fine though.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs rum

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and egg yolks and mix with mixer until thick and creamy. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites added with a little cold water until peaks form.
  • In the egg yolk mixture, add the dry ingredients, and now stir in to the egg white mixture and combine. Pour into a buttered and floured cake pan.
  • Bake @ 180ºC for about 1 hr. Cool and ice with a powder sugar/lemon juice mixture.
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