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Flourless Carrot-Almond Cake

Marla Hingley
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12


  • 1 1/4 cups 170g finely grated carrot
  • 6 eggs separated
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups 270g almond meal/flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Use the finest grater (but not a zester) to grate the carrots - if you don't have a fine grater, use a knife to further mince the grated carrot. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip together the egg yolks and the honey for a minute. Stir in the grated carrots, rum, and vanilla. Stir in almond flour.
  • In a medium bowl whip egg whites until soft peaks form, then gradually add sugar. Stir a third of the egg whites into the carrot mixture to loosen the batter. Gently fold the remaining egg whites in, taking care not to deflate the batter.
  • Divide the batter between 2-8" parchment lined pans (don't grease the sides), and bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Lower to 350°F and continue baking another 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  • For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the icing sugar, beating until smooth. Add the vanilla and spread over the cooled cake.
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