The Exploding Volcano Cakes were Gluten Free Carrot cakes with coloured icing dripped from the tops...
|Carrot Cake - Exploding Volcano Cakes Yummmm, my personal favourite.|
I don't think I've deviated from the original recipe but this is what we use and it is just divine.
3/4 Cup Oil - we use Macadamia nut oil (yummm)
1 tsp Pure Vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup grated Organic Carrots
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
1 1/2 tsp Gluten free baking powder
3/4 cup Rapadura or sugar of your choice
2 Organic eggs
1/2 cup Organic Sultanas
1 cup Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Beat oil, sugar and vanilla into a bowl with an electric mixer until well combined
Add eggs and continue to beat until light and creamy
Stir through carrot, sultanas and walnuts
Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into mixture and mix well
Pour mixture into a lightly greased and lined prepared cake tin or spoon into muffin moulds
Bake in a moderate oven for 50 -55 mins or until cooked
2 Tbsps reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla extract
2 teaspoons softened butter or Nutlex
3/4 cup pure Gluten Free icing sugar
Beat cream cheese, margarine and vanilla together in a bowl
add icing sugar and colour with food colouring as you wish
mix well and use knife to spread over cakes - in our case we piped the two colours starting in the centre of the cakes/muffins and drawing the icing out over the side until it naturally broke, giving the effect of lava.
Now this is MY all time favourite, non chocolate cake and the ONLY carrot cake I have ever enjoyed, in fact I LOVE IT and will often choose it over a chocolate cake - yep I think it is that good.
Enjoy Gluten Free whilst you craft,
Love and happy crafting