You might have tried zucchini in chocolate cake before, but have you tried it in a carob cake? This gluten and egg-free Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake is a must-try!
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Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake
Free from gluten, dairy, and eggs.
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice
- 3 cups grated zucchini
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (I like to make my own)
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup millet flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (try my homemade, aluminum & corn-free version)
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13×9 inch baking dish.
In large bowl combine hot water and flax meal. Let set until gelled (about 3 minutes).
Add applesauce, vanilla, sugar, zucchini and vanilla.
In small bowl, combine milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside.
Combine dry ingredients and stir into zucchini mixture.
Add milk and stir until combined.
Pour into prepared dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, and dairy.
- 2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice
- 2 tablespoons carob powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Stir constantly for about a minute, then remove from heat.
Let stand, beating frequently, until thickened.
Spread over cooled cake.
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This looks so good! I’m so excited about zucchini season and this CAKE! I love that you used carob, I bet the flavor is amazing.
It is amazing, Emily! I hope you get a chance to try it!
If there’s anything that’ll convert you to a squash lover it’s the necessity of it. I was the same way with squashes too. And sweet potatoes. But now there’s so much love between us. Ha!
Haha! Yes! I used to not like sweet potatoes either, but I’m pretty sure I could live off them, now. 😉
This looks SO tasty. Moist. Decadent. Have pinned and will get organized to make this, over the summer!! Thanks as always for your delightful recipes!
Thank you so much, Carol! I hope you enjoy it!
Raia, I love carob. Thank you for this!
You’re so welcome!
How delightfully, sinfully delicious-looking! And zucchini season will be here before we know it, so this way to use them up will be super handy.
Thank you! It is a pretty perfect way to use up zucchini. 😉
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.
I’m so glad your family enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!