Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

Introduction

This recipe is for a zesty vegan carrot cake with a vanilla frosting. Some vegan recipes can be a little dry this will not disappoint.

With the ingredients and directions, anyone can make the perfect vegan carrot cake. The recipe is gluten-free, egg free, nut free and dairy-free. It is also easy to make with everyday kitchenware you might already have.

The only hard part is waiting for it to cool before digging in!

Vegan carrot cake is a perfect dessert for a party or for an everyday meal. This recipe will be an easy way to make your cake moist and delicious.

This recipe will teach you how to make the most delicious vegan carrot cake and it’s really easy! All you need is some of your favourite ingredients, such as vanilla extract, wheat flour, brown sugar, sultanas, and cinnamon.

I love making desserts that are healthy and vegan because they are much better for my body than a typical cake with buttercream frosting. The ingredients in this vegan carrot cake are also very nutritious so it’s a great option if you’re looking for something that won’t leave you feeling guilty after eating it! Or maybe you are looking for an alternative recipe check out Kasia’s Plate.

Ingredients for the Carrot Cake

CARROTS: 225G

SULTANAS: 170G

SR FLOUR: 280G

FAIRTRADE SUGAR: 170G

GROUND CINNAMON: 1TSP

GROUND GINGER: 1 TSP

FRESH NUTMEG: 1 TSP

VEGAN MARGARINE: 200G

ORANGE JUICE: 200ML

ORANGE ZEST: 1 TSP

VANILLA EXT: 1/2 TSP

PINCH OF SALT:

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FOR THE ICING:

VEGAN MARGARINE: 115G

ICING SUGAR: 170G

VANILLA EXTRACT: 1/2 TSP

 

How to Make a Vegan Carrot Cake?

Be prepared by preheating the oven to 170 Degrees Celsius, lining the tin, weighing out all the ingredients and getting all the utensils out your going to need.

 

  1. Mix the sugar and margarine together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Grate the Carrots and add to the mix. I like to add 50g of chopped walnuts for extra texture. But do not include if there are allergies to nuts in your family.
  3. Add the sultanas to the mix
  4. Add the Orange juice and zest to the mix
  5. Sift the flour, salt, spices and vanilla into the mix and stir well.
  6. Spread out in the baking tin and place in the oven for 20 minutes until nice and brown on the top and cooked in the middle.

 

Always poke a knife or a cocktail stick into the middle of the cake just before you think it is ready to see if it is cooked in the middle as it might need longer in the oven.

 

Once cooled you can make some of the vanilla icing below to go on top for that perfect finish. Combine 200g  Vegan butter with Icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence to taste spread over your carrot cake and voila.

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Conclusion& Helpful Tips

Always line your baking tins or butter and shake flour around the base and sides of the tin to enable easy release of your carrot cake. For more fantastic family recipes. The kitchen recipe book.