Flourless Carrot Cake

Source:  German food website 2011

Carrot cake without flour
Carrot cake without flour

Flourless Carrot cake without butter

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.

Flourless Carrot Cake

This cake is lovely when finished with a nice citrus glaze on the top.  Enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300 gr carrots shredded
  • 5 medium 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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