Carrot Pineapple Sourdough Cake, THM E, SF, with DF option

This moist carrot pineapple cake is to delicious with a cup of tea of coffee. A walnut and oat topping give a nice texture to this cake. Hidden in this cake is sourdough starter with gives it a wonderful texture.

One of the most frequent questions I get asked…is what do you do with extra sourdough starter? I very seldom have extra starter with all the shipping I do and by the way I feed my starter. So if you have extra sourdough starter, use it in this cake and you will be surprised at the great texture it gives!

You may be concerned about a sour taste from the starter, but you do not taste any sourness because the baking soda neutralizes it. I used unfed starter that I had in the fridge to make this cake.

I used sprouted flour in this cake so I could mix and bake it right away without worrying about fermenting the dough. Personally, I have found that sprouted flour makes a better cake than fermenting regular wholegrain flour for 7 hours to have it on plan.

My starter, pictured below, is over 8 years old. From this jar, I have sent our thousands of jars/packs of starter to help others begin their journey into this intriguing world of baking. If you would like to purchase a mature starter to give you a jumpstart into baking you can purchase one on the “Buy it Now” page.

Carrot Pineapple Sourdough Cake, THM E, SF, with DF option

  • Cake:
  • 2 cups sourdough starter, I used unfed
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 whole egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup crushed pineapples
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 2 cups sprouted wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Topping:
  • 6 walnut halves
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • Mixing the cake batter: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl blend together starter, water, Gentle Sweet, egg, egg whites, pineapples, and vanilla together. Set aside. In separate bowl combine carrots, flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together just until mixed. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 glass baking pan. Mixing the topping: Chop walnuts. Mix walnut pieces, sweetener, oats, and butter together until combined. Sprinkle over cake batter. Bake for 35-45 minutes or into a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Below is the cake ready for the oven. Since ovens do vary you may want to check for doneness after 30 minutes. I use a toothpick and stick it in the center. If any raw dough sticks to the toothpick when you pull it out …it needs to bake longer.

If you have more sourdough starter to use up, try this recipe! Apple Fritter Sourdough Bread

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Carrot Pineapple Sourdough Cake THME, SF

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 15
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 cups sourdough starter I used unfed
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 whole egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup crushed pineapples
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 2 cups sprouted wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Topping:
  • 6 walnut halves
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar Sweetener
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Mixing the cake batter: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl blend together starter, water, Gentle Sweet, egg, egg whites, pineapples, and vanilla together. Set aside. In separate bowl combine carrots, flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together just until mixed. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 baking pan. Mixing the topping: Chop walnuts. Mix walnut pieces, sweetener, oats, and butter together until combined. Sprinkle over cake batter. Bake for 35-45 minutes or into a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link.  We have now added additional items to our store… Sourdough Starter Kits and more. Buy It Now.

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