Vegan carrot cake

Recipe by:

Michelle Darmody

Carrot cake is made more delicious with vegan ingredients

Vegan carrot cake

SERVES

10

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

20

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

60

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line an 8-inch loose-base or spring-form tin with parchment.

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, zest, and spices together.

  3. Mix the oil and milk together and add these to the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in the carrots and flaxseed until completely combined.

  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for approximately an hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Once cool enough to handle, remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. To make the icing whisk the cream cheese with the icing sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Spread this on top of the cooled cake.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, stirred into 6 tbs of cold water

  • 250g plain flour

  • 2 tbs baking powder, sieved

  • 260g golden caster sugar

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp mixed cake spice

  • Zest of 2 oranges

  • 225mls sunflower oil

  • 3 tbsp plant-based milk

  • 300g carrots, coarsely grated

  • 20g golden sultanas

  • 20g chopped walnuts

  • For the icing:

  • 200g nut-based cream cheese

  • 50g icing sugar

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line an 8-inch loose-base or spring-form tin with parchment.

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, zest, and spices together.

  3. Mix the oil and milk together and add these to the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in the carrots and flaxseed until completely combined.

  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for approximately an hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Once cool enough to handle, remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. To make the icing whisk the cream cheese with the icing sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Spread this on top of the cooled cake.