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Chocolate Glazed Carrot Cake

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Chocolate Glazed Carrot Cake is a soft, moist cake with a delicate flavor. Ideal for dipping in milk, it is perfect also as a dessert after a light meal. In this gluten free recipe, pistachio is the ingredient that makes the difference.

Chocolate Glazed Carrot Cake: Ingredients

Serves 6-8

100 g (3½ oz) pistachios

50 g (2 oz) toasted whole almonds

80 g (2 ¾ oz) dark brown sugar

3 carrots

Pinch of sea salt

1 organic free range egg

150 g (5 oz) brown rice flour, sifted

15 g (½ oz) organic baking powder

100 g (3½ oz) 80% dark chocolate

1 orange zest

2 tablespoons sliced almonds


Chocolate Glazed Carrot Cake: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Lightly grease and line a 22 cm (81/2 inch) springform tin with baking paper.
  2. In a blender, process the pistachios and almonds with the sugar and set aside.
  3. Peel and grate the carrots and mix with a pinch of salt. Add the egg, flour and baking powder and mix quickly. Add to the pistachio and almond mixture.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking tin. Bake for 40 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler and add the orange zest.
  6. When the cake is still warm, pour the chocolate glaze over and sprinkle with the sliced almonds.

ph. Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based (food) writer, (food) communicator and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.