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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Pineapple makes this delicious cake extremely moist. Xanthan gum is a corn-based, gluten-free thickener that can be found on your grocery store's baking aisle. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/4 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • FROSTING:
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, pineapple, eggs and mayonnaise until well blended. Combine the rice flour, potato starch, soy flour, baking soda, cinnamon, xanthan gum, ginger and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in carrots and coconut.
  • Pour into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange zest and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread over top of cake. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor’s Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company. This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Editor's Note
Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you're concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 287 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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