Polenta Carrot Cake

I think I might just made by accident the most amazing, vegan, gluten free, totally healthy cake!!!I have a lot of carrots in the fridge, hence the cake...

carrot polenta cake vegan.jpg


  • 120g fine polenta
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 100g gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 bar dark chocolate (ca. 25g)
  • 350g finely grated carrots
  • 1 orange: zest & juice (make sure it is organic!)
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 50ml rice syrup
  • 3 tbsp flax seed
  • 50ml almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  2. In a large bowl mix polenta, ground almonds, flour, bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Ground the flaxseeds and add to the mixture.
  4. Gently fold in the carrots, orange zest & orange juice.
  5. Blend the olive oil, vanilla bean, rice syrup & almond milk.
  6. Add to mixture. At the very end chop up the chocolate & fold under.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes. Check with a large toothstick if the cake is ready – it is ready when none of the dough sticks to the toothstick.


carrot polenta cake_1.jpg