Vegan Carrot Cake (Double Layer)

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Makes two layers of cake.Serves 12 – 14 (depends on your slice size!)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups + 1/4 cup four
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder powder
  • 2.5 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (add more if you’re a cinnamon fanatic)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 9 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups of sugar (I prefer using coconut sugar)
  • 2 cups oil (I prefer coconut oil, melted, but vegetable oil works, too)
  • 4-5 large carrots, grated

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two 9-inch cake pans (or use one and reuse it for the second layer).

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix the flaxseed and water. Add the sugar and oil. Pour the wet mixture into a blender. Add the carrots and blend until the carrots are broken down into crumb sizes.

Pour the wet mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Combine until smooth. Pour half of the mixture into one pan and the rest in the other. If you are using one pan, just wait for the the first batch to finished baking before making the second. Bake each layer for 18-20 minutes.

Once they are both cool, frost with vegan cream cheese frosting!

Carrot Cake Batter

It is OK if your batter is not completely smooth. The carrots will prevent that. Just make sure all the dry ingredients are completely mixed.

Carrot Cake Layers

First frost the bottom layer. Make it thick and slowly place the second layer on top.

Carrot Cake Frosting

Go nuts with your top layer of frosting. I like making it really thick.

Carrot Cake

If you have more frosting, don’t stop here! Cover the sides, too.

Carrot Cake

Give this to all your friends and don’t tell them it’s vegan until after they eat it. They’ll be surprised!

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Carrot Cake (Double Layer)

    • I grate 3 raw carrots. It is easier to blend them with the wet mixture if they are grated instead of chopped. If you like to see the carrot shreds in your slices, then I suggest grating only, and not blending them. But the kids will see it 🙂

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