Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 8
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  1. 1 cup soy flour or gram flour**
  2. 3/4 cup gluten-free corn flour
  3. 2 tsps gluten-free baking powder
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 2 tsps mixed spice
  6. 1 cup light brown sugar
  7. 1 1/2 cups (165 g) grated carrot
  8. 1 cup (117 g) chopped walnut
  9. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  10. 1/2 cup sour cream
  11. 3 eggs (lightly beaten)
  1. Preheat oven to 320°F/160°C.
  2. Lightly grease a non-stick round cake tin (8-in/20-cm).
  3. Sift flours, baking powder, baking soda and mixed spice together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add in sugar, grated carrot and chopped walnuts and mix well.
  5. Add in the oil, sour cream and eggs, mix until the batter is smooth.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until done.
  7. Remove the cake from oven and let it stands for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Top the cake with the cream cheese frosting. Cut into 8 slices and serve.
Ingredients and directions for orange cream cheese frosting
  1. 4.4 oz (125 g) cream cheese
  2. 1 tsp grated orange zest
  3. 1 1/2 cups (210 g) sifted icing sugar
  4. Add orange zest to cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in icing sugar gradually and beat until smooth.
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