Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake w/ Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

A classic carrot cake, perfect of dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe can also be used to make cupcakes.

Yield: 
8-12 Servings

Recipe Categories:

Desserts Vegan

Updated: Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:51pm

Ingredients

Carrot Cake

  • 3 Tablespoons ground flaxseeds

  • 1 Tablespoon egg replacer powder
  • ½ cup apple juice

  • ¼ cup liquid coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch sea salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup ground walnuts

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature (regular or vegan)
  • ¼ cup margarine or butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavor (or more vanilla)
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. To prepare Cake: Preheat oven to 350º and line a square or round cake pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease sides and bottom with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flaxseeds, egg replacer, and apple juice until gooey. Let stand one minute. Whisk in coconut oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  3. In another large bowl sift together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients into wet, and stir until combined.
  4. Add carrots, coconut, raisins, and walnuts. Stir gently to combine. Batter will be quite thick.
  5. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and smooth top of batter evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool for 15 minutes in pan before moving to cooling racks.
  6. To prepare Frosting: In a large bowl whisk together cream cheese, margarine, vanilla extract, and maple flavor until smooth. Add powdered sugar in increments and whisk until a smooth but firm frosting has formed. Add more powdered sugar or a few drops of soymilk if needed for texture. Enjoy!