Aaargh! Want to make this sooo bad, but just discovered my son and I have celiac disease. Still having trouble adjusting all the baked goods to work without wheat. Bread slices look like pagodas and dissolve into crumbs. One tray of cookies is fine, the other burnt wafers. Don't think I can take this lovely cake on just yet!
To the previous AC: Actually carrot cakes should work quite well with gluten free flour mixes, because the carrots retain moisture and maybe add a bit of stability (both normally achieved by the gluten).
Good luck with your baking experiments, be sure to be quite precise (and don't use cups, go by weight!).
Thanks for the timely recipe. I received a juicer for Christmas and was thinking that throwing the pulp out seemed wasteful. I had thought of carrot cake, but had not yet got around to trying to adapt a recipe - I will give your advice a try.
How about "Potage Crécy" or more commonly known as carrot soup?
I have made both muffins, scones and carrot cake (banana bread, lemon cake etc) with gluten free flour and it works just fine.
As for the recipe itself, I tried it, and it is GREAT!! One point I would mention is to add the carrots first after the oil, and add the dry ingredients all at once, right at the end.
Once the dry ingredients have been added, stop the machine and gently mix by hand, for a few seconds. too much mixing at this point will develop the gluten in the flour and result in a heavier, denser, cake. Enjoy
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Great idea. You're too young to remember the old recipe for tomato soup cake, but a can of good tomato soup would make a possible substitution for the liquid lost in the carrots. Other possibilities might be tomato or V8 juice. Watch for the high sodium content common in these canned items if this is a health concern.
I found your site while looking for a "raw-egg free" Tiramisu and then while exploring, saw the way you've recorded your carrot cake recipe. Is your program for writing down recipes in graph format readily available as a software program for sale? Or let me guess from the title of the Web site- you developed it yourself...
re: recipe summary notation
The recipes summaries at the end of my recipe articles are my own invention. Currently there is no software available to aid in the construction of these diagrams. I have been working with a laywer to formalize and file patent paperwork for the notation system.
at last, a person who writes their recipes in almost the same style i do, and about time, too. (and i mean the way you list your ingredients and order of processing next to it.)
as for the longwinded descriptions, i do that too because i want to make sure that when my children want to replicate one of my recipes, they will be able to, techniquewise....now all i have to do is work out hot to do this in the pc and i'll be right.
i have a very good recipe for pineapple carrot cake where you don't drain the pineapple syrup, if you are interested (i won't post it here because this is your site and i don't want to be offensive on my first visit).
Try changing the cheese cream with a chocolate cream. It's more caloric, but who cares when eating a delicious cake?
I have made this cake with chocolate cream for years and all my friends love it!
This cake is really gorgeous. I used a 280g tin of pineapple chunks and put them through my juicer and added the juice from the tin as well. Perhaps half the juice would have been better. I have a small oven, so I baked the cake for 30 minutes, then put a piece of tin foil loosely over the top to prevent the cake baking too hard. After 40 minutes, it was still a little soggy in the middle, so I turned the oven down one 'notch' and baked it for a further 15 minutes. Perfect. Thank you. no more rubbery carrot pulp cakes for me.! !
I make carrot cake from rehydrated carrots. The texture is probably similar to the juicer pulp. I use equal measure of granulated sugar and brown sugar for a richer flavor. Omit the pineapple.
One last commnet -- try using Fiori Di Sicilia Essence in the cream cheese frosting. It is available on-line. The aroma and flavor are a mixture of citrus, flower, and vanilla.
when i was 8 i used to wake up early and peel and grate carrots so that my mom would make me carrot cake.
I don't know where her recipe has gone, but I do remember that pineapple juice was used (perhaps simply NOT squeezing it out and also including maybe 4 Tbsp) in the cake and some juice in the creamcheese frosting.
Also, like somebody else mentioned, used to add carrots and blend to the egg/oil/sugar mixture BEFORE the flour.
Also wanted to say thank you for your detailed experimentation on the chocolate chip cookie! It really helped when adapting japanese ingredients to the old american fave!
great ! I added walnuts and pinned pricked raisons soaked in rum to the batter and put the pineapple in the frosting ....Delicious! Also added some butter used splenda and increased baking time to 60 minutes .
although I kept the pineapple in the batter next time I'm going to try it with the pineapple in the icing only.If you soak raisons you can vacuum pack them with the rum to speed up infusion. thanks much, now I have to go put on some extra weight.
That recipe sounds delicious. I have to wait to try it at my next special occasion. If I drank all that healthy fresh carrot juice on a regular basis, I would gain weight having to "dispose" of all the pulp in those cakes!! :lol: :lol:
I made this with the following changes and it was REALLY good. Actually so good that i am going to make it again but with nuts. .... it really seemed to be missing the nuts.
These are my changes.
2 cups of carrot apple pulp tightly packed (this was rather moist as i had the granny smiths in there with the skins)
no cloves- i dont like them or their flavor
no oil- used apple sauce instead
2 cups of plain white sugar - didnt have any brown
I baked this in a bunt pan for about 90 min at 250ish - but i have a small oven so i always lower the heat significantly because things tend to burn.
Overall result- SUPER MOIST cake, not gooeye or anything, it was fully done and a quite dense. I actually enjoy it with lightly sweetened sour cream on my piece- not frosting but just some sweetened sour cream, the tanginess plays really well with the sweetness of the cake.
Next time i am putting in lots of nuts.
Thank you for sharing this as i always felt bad throwing out my pulp
I made this using pulp from Carrot, Spinach, Beet, Celery, Cucumber. Since that is the juice I make everyday for me and the kids. I used fresh pineapple instead of canned, and made the Frosting from Toffuti Cream Cheese. I also added some shredded carrots for texture.
Then Baked them in cupcake pan so my kids would eat them as well as a good portion control. 375 for 30 minutes
IT WAS GREAT!!!! Thank you for this recipe to build off off! Love it.
Do you have any other recipes using pulp from the juicer????? If yes send them my way Please...
Chef Kathleen Cobb
Instead of pineapple pulp, you can probably add apple juice to replace the fluid lost from juicing
The bundt pan is the best way I think to cook this, I just made it and the center part is still uncooked. With a Bundt pan I think it would be narrow enough to cook all the way through. I have eaten one of the corners of mine and it is very good! My pulp has mostly carrots, but also some cucumber, and some pineapple pulp, I figure it doesn't matter really. I also used small chunk pineapple instead and did not crush it, I just scooped it out of the big can until I figure I had 1/2 of the can in there. I am not one of those people who cook with exact measurements. I probably should have let is mix less in my mixer as well, it would have been better I am sure, but I am pretty happy with it. The pulp I saved in the refri for a few days until I had enough. Otherwise no changes and no frosting, it is already very sweet!
I continued to cook the cake loner at a lower temp until done in the center, it is all gone now, and we are making another one, and it is similar, although time time it has left over pulp from beets, apples and carrots. I decided to throw in two overripe bananas too, plus some peacans. Next time I think I will add in some coconut and possibly some chocolate chips. I added this time Ginger to the mix as well. Can't be spicey enough for me. Anyway, the trick is to cook it at a lower temp for a longer period of time especially if you do not have a bundt pan. I don't add in the frosting either, no need unless you want to have a diabetic attack. hehe, enough with the sweetness of the fruit, veggies....and the already added sugar. It is a dense moist cake that is delicious. I think just about any pulp will do.
HI, I TRIED YOUR CARROT PULP CAKE AND MADE A FEW CHANGES. INSTEAD OF SUGAR I USED 1/2 CUP GRANULATED SATIVA AND 3/4 CUP AGAVE. NO SUGAR!!! 1 CUP OLIVE OIL [ IT DID NOT OVERPOWER THE FLAVOR] AND 4 CUPS OF CARROT PULP. NO PINEAPPLE OR RAISONS.
FOR THE FROSTING I USED ONE BLOCK OF CREAM CHEESE 5 TABLESPOONS BUTTER 1/2 TSP OF VANILLA. TWO INDIVIDUAL SIZE SERVINGS OF SATIVA AND A DASH OF AGAVE. IT IS PLENTY SWEET. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS THE SAME. I GOT THE SATIVA BY EMPTYING A WHOLE BOX OF INDIVIDUAL PACKETS LESS TWO I USED FOR THE FROSTING. MY HUSBAND AND I AGREE IT IS THE BEST CAKE I EVER COOKED! I COOKED IT AT 350 FOR 40 MIN AND IT WAS NOT SOGGY OR UNDERCOOKED, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! AND VERY MOIST!
THANKS FOR YOUR INSPIRATION!!!
I actually modified this recipe to be gluten free!!! It was amazing!!!!! To get a a good GF Flour ratio mix
1 1/2 c Sorghum Flour
1 1/2 cpotato or corn starch
1 cup Tapioca Flour
(this will make more than you need, so put is aside next time you bake! It's from Gluten Free Quick & Easy by Carol Fenster)
I also pinched in a little Xanthan Gum as well
Try substituting rice flour or gluten free baking mix. Adding 1/2 tsp guar gum per cup of flour (mix well with flour first) helps baked goods "stay risen" rather than so heavy and dense.
kindly inform the alternative vegitarian item to eggs as i dot eat eggs,WHILE USING THE PULP
I too juice, and I just usually save a little of the juice to add back to the cake batter. It does not take much. I also add 1 to2 tablespoons of honey. It keeps almost anything from being too dry.
I use the same receipe for carrot muffins to take to work. I just don't frost them and it saves you a bundle of calories, but they are still better than store bought muffins, even without the frosting.
I also use the carrot or vegetable pulp for soups and stews.