My brother and his family came to visit last Sunday so I did what I always do when family come up — I made a super-duper cake.
However, this had to be a special super-duper cake. My brother’s wife Val can’t have dairy or gluten; they make her really ill. So the search was on to find a dairy-free gluten-free cake.
This is surprisingly difficult; most cake recipes are one or the other, but I couldn’t find one for both. Eventually I found a Dairy-free Carrot Cake on (Where else?) the BBC Good Food Cake iPhone app that could be made gluten free just by using gluten free flour instead of regular flour. It’s called “Yummy scrummy carrot cake”, and it certainly lived up to its name.
- 175g light muscovado sugar
- 175ml sunflower oil
- 3 large eggs , lightly beaten
- 140g carrots
- A lemon
- 175g self-raising flour (I used gluten free)
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg