Thursday, February 2, 2012
our family's favorite gluten free carrot cake
Happy Birthday! Or at least it was happy birthday to my husband this week and you know what? He requests this gluten free carrot cake every single year and he doesn't have a problem with gluten. He chooses this cake because it's his favorite and also because we can all enjoy it together. I've shared this recipe before on my old blog but because it's so delicious I am putting it here as well. When I was first diagnosed with celiac 17 years ago the gluten free choices were just TERRIBLE! When I found a recipe that actually tasted delicious I clung to it. This is one of those recipes and we've been making it now for 17 years! It goes together so easily! When you bake it make sure to coat your cake pans well to keep the cake from sticking.
2 c thai rice flour
2 c sugar
1 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 1/4 c oil
4 eggs- beaten
3 c grated carrots
In a medium bowl place rice flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salit in a bowl. I always like to use a whisk to combine the ingredients together. Set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer place the oil, eggs, and carrots- mix well. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the oil mixture. Stir until combined.
Pour into 2 9" pans which have been greased.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before removing from cake pans and frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz brick of cream cheese
1 cube unsalted butter
dash of vanilla
1 box of powdered sugar
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add the vanilla and slowly incorporate powdered sugar until thoroughly combined.
Frost your cake!
I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does!
And I just want to mention what Neal requested for his birthday dinner. It starts with a little story. I met Tracy through blogging. She and I exchanged emails, and became close through sharing our heartaches at the time and then praying for each other. Tracy is a GEM of a girl who HAPPENS to live about 5 minutes away from my little brother down in California so I've had the extreme privilege of getting together with her family every time I'm down there. I love her daughter and husband as well. They're just FUN and real people! Her husband and mine are both quite funny and I enjoy watching their banter! Anyway, I showed Neal this post with wonderful recipes for ribs, polenta, and roasted vegetables. He requested it ALL! I wanted to take tons of pictures and link up to Tracy's blog but life has been so busy I didn't get a single picture taken. However, I will post the link to the recipes and encourage you to try them! The ribs are so tender you could cut them with a plastic fork! In the recipe for the ribs I just omitted the flour. I didn't even substitute anything. The ribs are amazing!