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Double Decker Carrot Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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No-bake carrot cake with a silky cashew cream cheese frosting? Yes please! If you like carrot cake, you will love this cake that has zero consequences. You can eat this vegan carrot cake for breakfast, lunch dinner, or dessert, guilt free!

Double Decker Carrot Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


Cream Cheese-y Frosting:

  • 2 cups soaked cashews
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup whole coconut milk (from the can)
  • 1/4 cup fermented coconut water or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Carrot Cake:

  • 4 cups carrot pulp or grated carrot shreds
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup frozen, fresh or canned pineapple (canned will be slightly sweeter but you sacrifice the raw)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Soak cashews for about four hours, then rinse.
  2. Combine all the carrot cake ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides for even blending every minute or so.
  3. Press into a pan (I used an 8-inch springform).
  4. Blend all of the cheesecake ingredients in a high-speed blender on high until completely smooth. This will take a couple minutes blending on high to make completely smooth.
  5. Pour frosting on top of carrot cake.
  6. Refrigerate for more of a frosting consistency or freeze for a more cheesecake consistency for at least 4-6 hours.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 3761 | Total Carbs: 307 g | Total Fat: 237 g | Total Protein: 69 g | Total Sodium: 2244 g | Total Sugar: 213 g


If you aren't sure how to get just the cream from a can of coconut milk, simply refrigerate it overnight and scrape off the solid cream that's risen to the top. Also, the liquid from the can is great to use in smoothies!





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31 comments on “Double Decker Carrot Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Κρισελντα Σονγαλια Δρολια
4 Months Ago

My kind of sweet for the Christmas eve.

Lauren Duffy
4 Months Ago

Gillian Duffy

Kris Foster
4 Months Ago

Meaghan Penrod

Elizabeth MG
4 Months Ago

The nutrition #s were off the chart! Hopefully that wasn't per slice!

One Green Planet
04 Dec 2017

The nutrition information on this post reflects the total calories in the cake- to get the information per-slice you would just divide by how many slices! Hope this helps!

Amy Mauritzen
4 Months Ago

Robyn Mauritzen

Marta Ciucani
4 Months Ago

Elisabetta Santarelli

Elisabetta Santarelli
02 Dec 2017

Amazing 😍

Amanda Spagnolo
4 Months Ago

Sandra Summer Sis Ferraro

Daniel Lerner
4 Months Ago

Your next carrot cake endeavor Maribel Varela

Jessica Montella
4 Months Ago

Diana Zupan your favorite.

Anne Margrethe Martinsen
4 Months Ago


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