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Carrot Cake is a classic celebratory dessert. It’s the go-to birthday cake for those who aren’t chocolate or ‘birthday cake’ fans. It’s also just great to make when you have lots of carrots. People don’t often think of a vegetable-based cake, unless it’s carrot. Carrot pairs excellently with walnuts, pecans, and lemon or cream cheese frostings.

For National Carrot Cake Day, we’re bringing you 10 of our favorite vegan Carrot Cake recipes from our Food Monster App!

1. Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Lemon Frosting

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Emily von Euw‘s Raw Carrot Cake seems to be one of those recipes that everybody can enjoy, no matter what their dietary preferences are. The cashew lemon frosting adds the perfect amount of tang goodness to the sweetness of the carrot cake base. It is super easy to make; you will just need a food processor and a pan!

2. Double Decker Carrot Cake

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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 Double Decker Carrot Cake that has zero consequences. You can eat this raw vegan carrot cake by Michaell Johnson for breakfast, lunch dinner, or dessert, guilt-free!

3. Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot cake muffins

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With this vegan, no refined sugar, and gluten-free muffin version of a classic carrot cake, you won’t be able to get enough! It’s moist and light and filling at the same time, and with all the spices this Carrot Cake Muffins recipe by Patricia Idus is perfect for colder weather.

4. Pecan Carrot Cake

Pecan Carrot Cake

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You can never go wrong with the classics, like Gabrielle St. Claire‘s yummy Pecan Carrot Cake! This decadent cake packs carrots, raisins, pecans, and that classic cinnamon flavor with rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for any occasion or just because.

5. Triple Decker Carrot Cake

Triple Decker Carrot Cake

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This looks like a traditional carrot cake with walnuts, cinnamon, and of course cream cheese frosting … but it’s more than that. This Triple Decker Carrot Cake by Gretchen Price is super-moist and loaded with carrots, plus the addition of tart Granny Smith apples for more moisture and flavor. The spices in combination with the perfect amount of toasted walnuts are going to send you and your guests to carrot cake paradise.

6. Iced Carrot Cake

Iced Carrot Cake

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This Carrot Cake is a harmonious combination of natural flavors and textures for a delectable spring dessert. Give this recipe by Kristina Humphreys a try and enjoy its sweet and delicious taste.

7. Raw Coconut Flour Carrot Cake

Raw coconut flour carrot cake

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Carrot cake is a staple on our dessert menu but when you throw a creamy coconut frosting into the mix, you get a truly special cake. Lisa Dobler‘s triple-decker Raw Coconut Flour Carrot Cake is moist, delicious, and looks impressive as well.

8. Carrot Cake

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This Carrot Cake is a wonderful recipe from the Raw and Radiant cookbook for holidays and children’s birthdays. The frosting can be colored using fruits and vegetables. It turns into a lovely pastel frosting with carrot juice. You can make it as a cake or as cupcakes (a favorite of children).

9. Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Walnut carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

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This gluten-free Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting by Rhea Parsons makes a wonderful dessert on holidays, or any day! Enjoy!

10. Nutritious Carrot Cake With Creamy Lemon Orange Frosting

Carrot cake with lemon orange frosting

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This Carrot Cake by Tiana Haines is packed full of fresh nutritious goodness and bursting with delicious flavors such as sweet carrots, ginger, orange, lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla. Of course, carrot cake wouldn’t be complete without a creamy lemon and orange cashew frosting! Cashews are a great alternative to cream cheese. When soaked and blended, they become a smooth and creamy texture similar to cream cheese frosting.

We hope you enjoy these delicious vegan carrot cake recipes. For more recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects

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