Gluten-free carrot loaf

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Gluten-free carrot loaf
Sweet carrot with mixed nuts, this loaf is idea with a cup of tea or after supper.
 

140g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing

200g caster sugar

250g carrots, grated

140g sultanas

2 eggs, lightly beaten

200g gluten-free self-raising flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp gluten-free baking powder

50g mixed nuts, chopped

For the icing

75g butter, softened

175g icing sugar

3 tsp cinnamon, plus extra for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment.

In a food processor, beat the butter and sugar until soft and creamy then scrape into a large bowl.

Add in grated carrot and sultanas.

Pour the eggs into the mix a little at a time.

Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and most of the chopped nuts and mix well.

Pour and scrape the mixture into the loaf tin, then bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool completely on a wire rack.

For the icing, beat the butter in a large bowl until it is really soft, add the icing sugar and cinnamon, then beat until thick and creamy.

When the cake is cool, spread the icing on top.

Serves
Makes 1 loaf

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
55 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Vegetables, Sugar, Bread, Spice

Recipe Type
Bread

Special Info
Gluten free

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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