Vegan Carrot Cake With Vegan Cream Cheese Icing
This vegan carrot cake is simple to make and absolutely divine!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Ingredients for the cake:
- Flax egg: 3 Tbsp. ground flax seed + 7 Tbsp. water
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup pineapple, blended with a little water until it’s like an applesauce consistency
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- ¾ - 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups carrots, grated
- 2 cups organic whole wheat flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup raisins
Ingredients for the vegan cream cheese frosting:
- ½ cup 1 stick vegan butter (softened )
- 1, 8- ounce container of vegan cream cheese, I used Daiya
- 3 cups icing sugar
Instructions for cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease two 8 to 9-inch square or round pans with coconut oil.
In a large bowl add flax meal to hot water and let sit for a couple of minutes to gel.
Add maple syrup and vanilla and blend with hand mixer.
Next, add pineapple, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix again to combine.
Add ¾ cup coconut milk and blend to combine (add more later if batter is too thick).
Add carrots and raisins and mix with a spatula until fully combined with liquid ingredients.
Pour evenly into prepared pans.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and when a toothpick, or fork, inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 15 minutes.
Then carefully scrape the sides with a knife, gently invert and let the cake completely cool on cooling rack. Set on cooling rack.
Once cool you can add frosting.
Instructions for frosting:
Add vegan butter to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer.
Add vegan cream cheese and mix again until creamy.
Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
NOTE: You want the frosting to be thick so you can spread it nicely on the cake and it will stay.
Instructions for cake assembly:
Place one cake on plate flat side up.
Cover evenly with frosting.
Then place the second cake on top flat side down and frost the remainder of the cake including the sides.
• Garnish with grated carrots, raisins or icing flower if you’re creative. • Serve and enjoy.