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Easy Carrot Cake

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I’ve been dying to make carrot cake and today I deemed THE DAY that it would finally go down. The original recipe is from “Hell Yeah, It’s Vegan!“. I made (almost) no changes — it’s perfect as is!

This is a really easy recipe – the most “difficult” part is shredding the carrots, so a good idea to save you some time would be to buy bagged, shredded carrots (in fact, now that I think about it what WAS I thinking buying whole carrots for this?! Silly girl.) Other than that, the recipe is just throwing things into a bowl, mixing, and letting cook. Mmmmm.

What You Need:

2 1/3 c all-purpose flour (I used half white half ww)
1 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt

6 tbsp flax seed meal
3/4 c warm water
1½ c sugar
1 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 c shredded carrots
1 c walnuts, chopped

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz vegan cream cheese
¼ c margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar

What You Do:

Preheat oven to 350º. In a small bowl, sift together dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together flax seed meal and water. Add in sugar and oil. Add vanilla and carrots and mix until combined. Add dry mix and stir until moistened. Fold in walnuts. Pour equal parts into pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes.

For the frosting, mix together cream cheese and margarine. Add vanilla and powdered sugar; mix until smooth.

Once the cakes are done and have fully cooled, remove them from the pans. Frost one layer then stack the second cake on top. Frost this layer, add some shredded carrot on top for decoration and you’re done!

This is a really, really, really good carrot cake recipe. Pretty fail proof. If you’ve got a carrot cake craving look no farther!


2 responses »

  1. OMG. That looks like it is to DIE FOR. Yummy! I will have to add this to my mental list of desserts I want to make. MMM!


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