Carrot Cake - Gluten-Free

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3 large organic free-range eggs
1/2 cup light vegetable oil or Spectrum Organic Shortening ( i used coconut oil)
1 cup organic light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup plain yogurt or coconut yogurt
2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey or agave (for added moisture)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice, or Apple Pie Spice [or a mix of nutmeg, clove, ginger, allspice]
2 cups Pamela's Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix  (i couldn't find that brand so i used Betty Crocker's Bisquick gluten free pancake mix)
3/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups processed or finely grated carrots (about 4 medium carrots)
1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts

(this recipe is for one nine inch cake. I doubled it to get two nine inch cakes)
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Step 1:

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Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a mixing bowl beat the eggs; add the oil and beat; add the brown sugar and beat till smooth.

Step 2:

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Beat in the yogurt, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and spice.

Step 3:

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Add in the baking mix and beat till combined.
Add in the coconut, carrots,and nuts; stir to combine.

Step 4:

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Grease 9-in cake pan with spray oil then dust with flour so after cake is baked it will come out without breaking.
Spread the batter evenly in the cake pan; and place the pan in the center of a preheated oven. Bake until the cake is firm, and a wooden pick inserted into the center emerges clean, about 40 to 45 minutes or longer if necessary

Step 5:

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Let cakes cool, not completely but so there not really hot. Take them out of the pan and trim tops off.

NOTE: If making 1 cake dont cut top off.
fluffydragon3 months ago

I don't think I've seen the circle thing in the middle done before - it looks nice though - so you don't squish down the narrow end?

fluffydragon3 months ago

Looks so pretty! I need to make this.

Such a beautiful cake!
10Haleys (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
thank's so much!!
Hanniejanie3 years ago
You all ways make awesome instructables! A+ ;)
10Haleys (author)  Hanniejanie3 years ago
;)) thank you!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Ha, nice! I've been working on a Paleo version!
10Haleys (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago