by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Mar 2015

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Zemas Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
Skip the store bought cakes and make Zemas Carrot Cake! Mixed up using Zemas Gluten-Free Cinnamon Oatmeal Apple Muffin mix this cake is healthy and kid friendly. A delicious family dessert or share with a group adapting it to be vegan or allergy free.
Carrot Cake
  1. Zemas Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Oatmeal Apple Muffin mix
  2. 2 c. finely grated carrot
  3. 1 c. sugar (sugar of choice)
  4. ¼ c. oil of choice (grapeseed, coconut)
  5. 4 T. butter, softened (dairy-free or regular)
  6. 2 eggs (egg replacer*)
  7. 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  8. 1 t. baking powder
  9. 1 ½ t. xanthan gum
  10. 1/2 t. baking soda
  11. 1 c. walnuts, chopped
  12. ½ c. raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 1 c. cream cheese (dairy-free or regular)
  2. 3 T. butter, softened (dairy-free or regular)
  3. ½ c. pure maple syrup
  4. 2 t. pure vanilla extract
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13” x 9” pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a bowl combine entire Zemas mix, xanthan gum and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and oil until well combined.
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add in the vanilla.
  6. Fold in the grated carrots, raisins and walnuts at this time.
  7. Pour into your prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes.
  8. Let cool on wire rack while preparing the cream cheese frosting.
Frosting
  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese in a bowl.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla-whip until nice and fluffy.
  3. Spread on cooled carrot cake.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Zemas favorite egg replacer is mixing ¼ c. water with 1 T. of chia seeds. Stir and allow to gel (approx 5 minutes)
  2. Love Zemas Carrot Cake then try Zemas gluten-free Classic Chocolate Cake recipe made from Zemas Gluten-Free Cocoa Teff Pancake & Waffle mix.
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