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from the kitchen: carob spiced carrot cake

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Bake a classic layered Carob Spiced Carrot Cake recipe from The Australian Carob Co, complete with pistachios, orange zest, and a tangy cream cheese frosting.

Carob Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe

Make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have anything left for yourself! It's that good! It's simple, sweet, moist, flavorful, and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carob Cakes, Gluten-Free
Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS

CARROT CAKE

  • 2 1/4 cups (350 gms) coarsely grated carrot (approx. 2 large carrots)
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup (35 gms) The Australian Carob Co. Roasted Carob Powder
  • 1 cup (220 gms) raw caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (115 gms) shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal
  • 2 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (70g) pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 egg replacers
  • 2 tsp orange zest, finely grated
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, finely grated
  • 3/4 cup (210 gms) soy yogurt
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) The Australian Carob Co. Carob Syrup

ORANGE AND CARDAMOM CREAM CHEESE ICING

  • 8 oz (250 gms) vegan cream cheesesoftened
  • 1 cup (160 gms) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced/350°F) and line 2 x 20 cm (8”) round springform cake tins with baking paper.
  • For the cake, combine grated carrot, flour, carob powder, sugar, coconut, almond meal, aluminum-free baking powder, aluminum-free baking soda, spices and pistachios together in a large mixing bowl, stirring until well-combined.
  • In a large jug combine oil, egg replacer, zests, soy yogurt and carob syrup together, whisking until well-combined.
  • Pour over the carrot mixture, stirring until well combined. Evenly divide cake batter between prepared cake tins and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the centre of each cake cleanly. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • For the icing, combine all ingredients together in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
  • To serve, place one cake on a cake plate or stand. Spoon half the icing on top, spreading evenly. Place remaining cake on top and spoon remaining icing on top, spreading evenly.
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