The best carrot cake is moist and sweet with just the right amount of spice, and this vegan version definitely hits the spot! It's also incredibly easy!

Easy Carrot Cake [Vegan]

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Serves

12

Cooking Time

60

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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound carrots (grated)
  • 2/3 cups shredded coconut
  • 3 flax eggs (3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds + 1/2 plus 1 tablespoon water)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil (coconut oil, olive oil, canola oil)
  • 2/3 cups almond milk (or orange juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
  • add ins: zest of 1 orange, 1/3 cup raisins

Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoon water, almond milk, or orange juice
  • toasted coconut flakes
  • chopped walnuts
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Preparation

  1. Prepare the flax eggs first by whisking together 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds with 9 tablespoons water. Stir until well combined and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare bundt pan by either spraying it or greasing the inside well.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix in grated carrots and shredded coconut.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, brown sugar, and flax eggs. Add oil, almond milk, and vanilla. Beat well, until mixture lightens in color.
  6. Transfer the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Using a rubber spatular, mix until thoroughly combined. If using nuts or other add ins, stir them in until combined.
  7. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake 50 min-1 hour.
  8. Remove pan from oven and let cake cool 15 minutes in the pan, on a wire rack.
  9. Run a knife around the edges of the cake and remove cake from pan. Cool cake completely on the wire rack.
  10. To make the topping, whisk together the powdered sugar, and liquid of choice until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Top with toasted coconut flakes and chopped walnuts.
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