I recommend using almond flour. This vegan carrot cake recipe is a riff on my mom’s traditional recipe. Thank you for sharing a great recipe that people can tweak in so many ways to make their own and enjoy! Hi, Marly! Use toasted walnuts for a deeper flavor. 1: Add the oil, sugar and vanilla to a large bowl. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a mixing bowl. Absolutely divine. I added golden raisins to the batter. This cake is all kinds of delicious. http://www.jsward.com/cooking/conversion.shtml, http://www.loveandlemons.com/2012/03/08/carrot-cake-jars-vegan/, http://www.loveandlemons.com/2013/02/16/carrot-muffins-coconut-whip/, http://www.loveandlemons.com/carrot-quinoa-oatmeal-breakfast-cookies/, http://www.thekitchn.com/food-science-when-good-carrots-52210, http://www.loveandlemons.com/healthy-carrot-cake/, https://www.loveandlemons.com/vegan-raspberry-coconut-scones/, https://www.loveandlemons.com/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies/, http://www.veganbaking.net/articles/guides/how-to-veganize-a-cake-recipe, https://www.loveandlemons.com/vegan-pumpkin-snack-cake/, http://www.recetasveganas.es/recetas/tarta-de-zanahoria-vegana/, https://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2013/10/24/homemade-applesauce/, 2¼ cups flour (half spelt or wheat, half all-purpose), 3 teaspoons baking powder (*see note below), ½ cup raw macadamia nuts (soaked, drained and rinsed), ½ cup raw cashews (soaked, drained and rinsed). As a baker when someone asks me for a low fat alternative I point them towards a bowl of apples. It is awesome & everyone loved it!! So excited. Perhaps the extra spice help make it taste rich rather than extra sweet? The “cream cheese” is so close to the real thing it’s crazy. Hey there, your link for the cream cheese frosting isn’t working I don’t know why I was able to see the “option 1” and “option 2” for the frostings earlier but now I can only see the one using nuts. Added walnuts, held back a little sugar, loved it, so good. But the cake came out firm instead of soft and flakey. I am trying to figure out how big the pan is. I’m so glad you liked it!! Thank you. Have you tried it? SV. Almond flour is so different than regular flour so it’s never a 1/1 swap. Also, while on the topic of the is-this-going-to-taste-ANYTHING-like-cream-cheese-frosting, let me also mention that I used a bit more macadamias than the recipe called for. While it's baking, whip up a batch of frosting and soon you'll have a moist, fluffy and delicious vegan carrot cake. I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you, Hi! There’s lots of carrot flavor in the cake, so I’d use the applesauce as it’s written – I think more carrots might make the cake more dense. Thank you <3. The recipe yielded 20 cupcakes. Hi Andrew! Insert a tester in the center of the cake. This vegan carrot cake recipe hits all of the right notes and is made with everyday ingredients. – I made the frosting in a VitaMix. Have a great week! Hi Morgan, We tried it with all macadamia nuts initially and it didn’t really work. I made this cake tonight…and oh mee gee. The flour, combined with carrots and other ingredients in this recipe, creates sufficient structure for both binding and moisture. My kid loves carrot cake so much! Definitely a keeper in my go-to recipes! Hi, I just wanted to let you know that this Spanish website has totally stolen your recipe. xo, Hello:) It looks amazing but I don’t have a high-speed blender and I really want to make This frosting:( Do you think if I soak the nuts three or more days it will be easier to my blender? After making the fabulous corn chowder on the site, I had high hopes this recipe would produce something tasty. I also added walnuts and raisins to taste. https://www.egglesscooking.com/sugar-free-fat-free-vegan-carrot-cake In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. My husband loves carrot cake and has high cholesterol. How did you convert the baking times to make cupcakes vs cake ? Stir to combine, making sure there are no clumps of flour throughout the batter. I’m having fun discovering wonderful recipes for vegan cooking and bringing smiles to my children’s faces. It’s close enough to cream cheese, my non-veg bf actually loves it. The recipe is made to fit in a standard 9×13, the pan in the photo is slightly smaller, but a pan similar to 9×13 will work! I also used only 1 Tbls, of oil in the frosting. I hope you find a recipe that suits your taste! I put my fan assisted oven at 220, which is the max, you wrote it should be 325. Also, the texture was too spongy (for lack of a better word), as opposed to being tender, dense, and moist. You could try baking it a little longer to make it more dry but I personally like my cake on the less-dry side. But with the simple tips in my Guide to Vegan Baking, you’ll be baking like a vegan pro in no time! I think it’s darn close to cream cheese frosting – it’s not identical, but the hint of lemon gives it a little bit of tang (without tasting lemony). If you don’t have a food processor, use a grater to shred the carrots. – and used agave instead of maple syrup. My boyfriend called it the best carrot cake he’s ever had, and he loves carrot cake. We have tried out several protein powders. Hi! Has anyone made this cake into (2) 8″ rounds and used the frosting inside & out? Hope you like the cake! My dad, who is not much of a dessert guy ate two peices! Scatter over the nuts and dust the cake with a little cinnamon and decorate with edible flowers. We create & photograph vegetarian recipes Thank you for sharing. love this recipe but would like it a little more sweet since i will be serving it plain without frosting. Topped with crushed walnuts. That’s because they’re usually made with dairy and eggs. I'm obviously a huge fan of a good vegetable cake, so I adore carrot cake. I suggest following the recipe as written or googling for a recipe that specifically uses coconut flour. If you’re using a vitamix (or similar), you can get away with less soaking time. Can’t wait to try it! Your email address will not be published. I followed the recipe to the tee for the cake, and then for the frosting I used all cashews and ended up omitting the coconut oil (because… well, I forgot that I didn’t have any and I didn’t have any alternatives). Hello! This looks so delicious ! Next time I’ll make the frosting from this recipe. Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. You’ll love this Vegan Carrot Cake recipe for the moist cake and creamy, delicious vegan cream cheese frosting on top. Or can it be vanilla flavoured? As I am trying to cut back on sugar, I actually used a cup of dates instead (I put them in the blender to make a purée before adding it to the mix) and it worked as well. This cake was amazing it was a big hit in my house. – Even at room temp, the coconut oil/applesauce/milk mixture congealed. Add frosting to the top of one of the layers. I’m sorry I didn’t exactly follow the recipe, I’m sure the original was great too! I baked it this weekend and even my non-vegan friends ate two slices! And when it’s vegan carrot cake, well….. then you can feel pretty saintly about it! What a hit, fabulous, recipe! Or just for Sunday afternoon tea. Maybe a vegan carrot cake using the cream method with Earth Balance would be better? It is delicious and my family members think it too! ★☆ It was the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, but subtle enough that it didn’t detract from the cake at all. Although I really like the flavor of coconut so if it bothers you probably use a a neutral one….