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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Pecan Frosting

Total Time: 50 Minutes

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Pecan Frosting

Servings:

Keywords: Pecan Halves, Gluten Free, Pecan Pieces, Baked Goods

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsps Maple Syrup
  • 1 Well-ripened banana
  • Handful Craisins and dried pineapple bits
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Dash Cinnamon & a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • ½ cup lightly toasted pecan pieces

Frosting

  • 8 oz. regular cream cheese
  • 2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • Capful Vanilla and Almond Extracts
  • ½ cup whole toasted pecan halves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a medium loaf pan.
  2. Mix all cake ingredients together and pour into pan.
  3. Bake approximately 35 minutes, using a toothpick to check for doneness.
  4. While the cake is in the oven, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and extracts in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
  5. Cool cake on a wire rack for 1 hour, then carefully remove from the loaf pan and slice horizontally.
  6. Spread frosting on the bottom cake layer, add the top layer, and frost entire cake. Garnish with the toasted pecans.