A delicious and healthy Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. No eggs and Dairy-Free!
Happy Easter! I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of April already. Time flies when you have lots to do. Everyone is off baking, coloring eggs, cleaning their houses, going to church and visiting. Easter in our country is a big deal.
Well, this year, we are not baking or coloring eggs or any of that. We’ll get our share of Easter foods when visiting and I just cannot make myself do any more baking or cooking. Instead, I am heading out to the garden center to buy seedlings for our garden, as soon as I hit publish on this post.
But, I still managed to make this cute, but healthy Vegan Carrot Cake. Perfect any time of the year, but especially handy as a last minute festive dinner cake, as it is not difficult to do at all. By now you know, we hate complicated recipes 😉
This Vegan Carrot Cake is really easy to make, as most of our recipes are! Just place dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in the other bowl, combine and toss in the oven to bake. Once baked and cooled, whip up some vegan whip cream and cream cheese, spread onto the cake and decorate to your liking!
And that’s all there is!
What is the base of the carrot cake made of?
We used healthy plant-based, vegan ingredients: flaxseeds as the egg replacer, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg for spice, healthy sugars, such as coconut sugar, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Also carrots, of course, and coconut oil, pecans, vanilla, and apple sauce!
What kind of frosting did we use for the cake?
We combined soy-based vegan whip cream and coconut-based cream cheese (we used the brand Violife Original flavor Creamy). The whipped cream came in powder form in a packet and we just followed the package instructions, combined the powder with water and whipped until stiff peaks formed. The cream was already sweetened, so we just added cream cheese to it, whipped some more until smooth, and didn’t add any sugar.
If your whip cream is not sweet enough for you, try adding icing sugar by the tablespoon as you whip the cream with cream cheese, until it is sweet enough to your taste.
If you do not like or have soy-based whipped cream, you can also try using the cream of coconut milk.
How long will the carrot cake keep?
We recommend keeping the frosted cake in the fridge for up to 4 days.
We used a soy-based vegan whipping cream that came in powder form to mix with water. It was sweet enough for us, so we didn't add any sugar. If you feel your frosting is not sweet enough, try adding icing sugar by the spoon while mixing. The nutrition information below is an automatically calculated estimate. Note that this cake is vegan and thus naturally cholesterol-free! Nutrition data is automatically calculated using Nutritionix and may not be accurate.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g
We used a soy-based vegan whipping cream that came in powder form to mix with water. It was sweet enough for us, so we didn't add any sugar. If you feel your frosting is not sweet enough, try adding icing sugar by the spoon while mixing.
The nutrition information below is an automatically calculated estimate. Note that this cake is vegan and thus naturally cholesterol-free!
Nutrition data is automatically calculated using Nutritionix and may not be accurate.
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