The Vegan Carrot cake is really amazing! It gives you the feeling that you’re eating something extremely healthy. I mean you’re getting your veggies in! Furthermore, when it’s vegan carrot cake, well… .. at that point you can feel quite pious and healthy about it!
So go on, have it both ways, while feeling righteous about your great decisions ????
Furthermore, this vegan carrot cake is without gluten so well then, you know, you can pretty much climb to paradise on a cloud while you eat it!
Jokes aside, this carrot cake is super great, it has a healthy generous vibe, while being damp, rich, and delectable. Enjoy! (Recipe By loveandlemons).
Vegan Carrot Cake (& Frosting)
- 2¼ cups (256g) flour (I use half spelt, half all purpose flour)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder (*see note below)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (125g) applesauce
- 1 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup cane sugar
- ½ cup (melted) coconut or canola oil
- 2 cups (240g) grated carrots, medium-packed
- ½ cup (58g) raw macadamia nuts (soaked, drained and rinsed)*
- ½ (68g) cup raw cashews (soaked, drained and rinsed)*
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, almond milk, vanilla, sugar and oil.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients.
- Fold in the carrots and stir until just combined.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cake cool completely before frosting.
- Make the frosting: combine all frosting ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until very smooth for 1 to 2 minutes or more, scraping down the sides occasionally. You can add an extra tablespoon of almond milk if necessary to get your blade moving.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before spreading. (It will firm up a bit).
- Store frosted cake in the fridge.
*Make sure your baking powder is fresh in order for the cake to rise (since there aren’t eggs in the recipe). If your baking powder has been in the back of your pantry for too long it may be less effective.
**Soak your cashew and macadamia nuts for at least 3 to 4 hours, preferably overnight, then drain and rinse before using. I recommend using a very high speed blender (vitamix, blendtec, or similar) for this frosting. You can also use a good quality food processor, but I recommend soaking the nuts overnight so that your frosting will blend smoothly.