Gluten Free Carrot Cake Blondies
Chewy and delicious these gluten free carrot cake blondies are a real treat and super easy to make, especially for and Easter treat!
When it comes to cake, one of my favorite flavors is hands down carrot cake. The flavors, the textures and that cream cheese frosting are things my dessert dreams are made of. This Easter instead of making my traditional Gluten Free Coconut Carrot Cake, I wanted to try something different. Pairing up with CGA Caribbean I decided to try some Gluten Free Carrot Cake Blondies for this year’s Easter treat.
What are blondies?
Blondies are best described for me as a brownie with no cocoa.
Similar in texture you can create all sorts of flavors like these Gluten Free Carrot Cake blondies, chocolate chip, or even plain vanilla. Usually they aren’t frosted, but carrot cake flavors whether in a blondie or cake, needs a little cream cheese.
How to make these Gluten Free Carrot Cake Blondies?
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that they are super easy to make and pack a lot of flavor. To make you simply:
- Melt 1 cup or butter or 1 brick of CGA marigold in a bowl. Add sugar, egg, vanilla. Whisk to combine, then add the grated carrots.
- Add the dry ingredients, gluten free 1:1 baking flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix together until smooth, then fold in some toasted coconut or nuts if you prefer.
- Pour the batter in a parchment lined pan an bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes until the edges are golden and the center is set.
- Finally make the cream cheese topping, frost cooled blondies, finish with some more toasted coconut then slice and serve.
A few extra tips:
- Want to make these dairy free? – Marigold is a dairy free product, so to make these dairy free simply use a dairy free cream cheese to make the topping.
- Not a fan of Coconut? – Toasted coconut is one of my flavor additions to carrot cake, but I know it’s isn’t something every one enjoys. In place of the toasted coconut, you can use toasted pecans, chopped walnuts or even chopped almonds instead. You can also leave out the nuts completely if you can’t have nuts.
I really hope you enjoy the recipe! And if you make it don’t forget to tag us on social.
Happy Baking Foodies!