Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake

Preparation : 20 mins ·Cooking : 40 minsServes 6



cupsall-purpose flour
cupbrown sugar
cupshredded carrots
cupunsweetened applesauce
cupvegetable oil
cupnon-dairy milk
tspvanilla extract
tspbaking powder
tspbaking soda
tspground cinnamon
tspground nutmeg
cupchopped walnuts or pecans
cupvegan cream cheese, softened
cupvegan butter, softened
cupspowdered sugar
tspvanilla extract

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy6464 kcal
  • Protein84 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)172 g
  • Cholesterol157 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids31 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids16 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids20 g
  • Carbohydrate1164 g
  • Sugars17 g
  • Fiber30 g
  • Calcium2136 mg
  • Iron33 mg
  • Magnesium38 mg
  • Phosphorus268 mg
  • Potassium1296 mg
  • Sodium2976 mg
  • Zinc5 mg
  • Copper0 mg
  • Selenium39 µg
  • Vitamin A26 µg
  • Vitamin E5 mg
  • Vitamin D1 µg
  • Vitamin C6 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg
  • Vitamin B123 µg
  • Vitamin K81 µg


Step 1

Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

Step 2

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well combined.

Step 3

Prepare Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, combine the shredded carrots, applesauce, vegetable oil, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Step 4

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. If using, fold in the chopped nuts.

Step 5

Bake the Cake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Spread it evenly with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 6

Cool the Cake: Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

Step 7

Prepare the Frosting: While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat the vegan cream cheese and vegan butter until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy.

Step 8

Frost the Cake: Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cake. You can also frost the sides if desired.

Step 9

Serve: Slice the cake and serve. Enjoy your delicious vegan carrot cake!

Recipe Story

Hey Foodies, Let's Talk Vegan Carrot Cake!

Alright, gather 'round fellow dessert enthusiasts, because we're about to dive into the delicious world of Vegan Carrot Cake. This recipe is all about combining the classic flavours we love with a plant-based twist that's both wholesome and satisfying.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, Guilt-Free:

Picture this: a moist, flavourful cake packed with shreds of sweet carrots and just the right amount of spice. But here's the kicker – it's completely vegan! That means no eggs, no dairy, just pure plant-based goodness. So, whether you're vegan by choice or just trying to eat a little greener, this cake has got you covered.

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy:

One of the best things about this recipe? It's ridiculously easy to make. Seriously, if you can stir a few ingredients together and pop them in the oven, you're golden. Plus, with basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, and applesauce, you probably already have everything you need on hand. So, why wait? Let's get baking!

Share the Love, Slice by Slice:

Whether you're serving up a slice for yourself or sharing with friends and family, this Vegan Carrot Cake is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face. And hey, with its lower calorie and fat content compared to traditional recipes, you can indulge without feeling like you're breaking the bank (or your belt).

So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of this Vegan Carrot Cake, grab a fork (or a spoon, no judgement here), and treat yourself to a little slice of plant-based paradise. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

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