This Best Low-Sugar Layer Cake recipe won its top honors at the 2022 State Fair of Texas.
The gluten-free and sugar-free carrot cake is a “must make” recipe for those avoiding gluten, as it’s made with almond flour.
The recipe comes from Sally Muhl, who baked and won with it at last year’s fair.
We re-baked it, as both a cake and as cupcakes. One bite in, we could see clearly why it won. With 2 1/2 cups of grated carrots in the cake, cinnamon, a touch of molasses, and pineapple extract, we found the cake moist and flavorful. It also has just the right amount of sweetness.
If you like extra frosting, double the recipe and you can frost the sides and have a thick filling between the two cake layers.