150g/5½oz gluten free self-raising flour
100g/3½oz ground almonds
50g/1¾oz mashed ripe banana
4 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
3 large free-range eggs
100ml/3½fl oz sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
3 tbsp lactose free milk
300g/10½oz carrots, coarsely grated
For the frosting
150g/5½oz lactose free soft cheese
1 medium orange, finely grated zest only
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of a 20cm/8in springform cake tin with baking parchment.
Put the gluten free flour, almonds, banana, mixed spice and gluten free baking powder in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Make a well in the centre.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and lactose free milk together and stir in the grated carrot.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring to form a thick batter.
Pour into the prepared tin and spread to the sides.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour, or until the cake is well risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin.
Take the cake out of the tin and peel off the lining paper. Put the cake on a board or plate.
To make the frosting, stir the lactose free cheese and orange zest together. Spread evenly over the cake. Cut into small wedges to serve.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food