Arrowroot harvested from the permaculture garden put to good use in an Arrowroot cake

Gluten Free Carob Arrowroot cake

Gluten Free Carob Arrowroot cake

As arrowroot grows incredibly quickly and easily here at Maungaraeeda’s Permaculture garden, we plant a lot of it. It is wonderful supplemental cattle feed and the roots make a fantastic bread or cake. I came up with this recipe the other day for a Carob Arrowroot cake. 

In a heavy duty blender put the following:

1/2 – 3/4 blender full of peeled and washed fresh arrowroot chunks
8 eggs
1 Tbs baking powder
2/3 cup rapadura sugar
2 1/2 handfuls of dried pitted dates
1 1/2 Tbs Carob powder
A dash of vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla powder

Blend this on pulse until smooth. Pour the batter into a large greased cake tin. Sprinkle with dessicated coconut and bake at 160C for 20 Minutes to 1/2 hour, until the cake springs back in the centre when gently pushed down. Serve with fresh cream and strawberries, or just on its own! Bonus is that this cake is Gluten Free as well!

©2013 Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast – Fresh arrowroot bulbs harvested from our Permaculture garden make a gluten free arrowroot cake.


  1. Just planted arrowroot! Can’t wait to get the missus onto this recipe!

  2. Thanks Zaia. I’ve been meaning to ask for the recipe as it’s delicious! Having enjoyed it at morning tea there during my PDC .

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