Gluten-free carrot cake gets an extra zip at the end thanks to jalapeno peppers added to the batter. Serve with whipped cream!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and cloves together in a bowl. Beat oil, applesauce,...


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons seeded and minced jalapeno pepper

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