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Carrots and Nothing Else Cake

What you need: 

1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup apple sauce (you can use oil also if you don't want the "lower fat" version)
3 egg replacers (flax seed and Ener-g eggs both work well)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups shredded carrot
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon or pie spice

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all of the wet ingredients and the sugar in a bowl until well mixed. Add the carrots and mix.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Once both bowls are ready, mix together to form batter.
3. Pour into a 9x13" cake pan. Put into oven for about 40 minutes. It is done when a toothpick comes out clean. If you use other sized pans (rounds, for example) be sure to adjust your baking time.
4. Let cool and enjoy! I just put powered sugar on mine but you can be more creative.
Feel free to also add other goodies, like coconut, walnuts, or whatever sounds good to you.
Source of recipe: This is a modified version of a carrot cake recipe I have. All of the vegan recipes I was finding had other ingredients (pineapple, coconut, etc) in them. I wanted straight up carrot cake. This makes a nice, moist cake. My officemate and carrot cake lover requests this.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes, Cooking time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
40 minutes
Servings: 
12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

What an amazing recipe! I needed to stop myself from eating the whole thing. A winner in this household..

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Delicious carrot cake! Everyone loved it!
I didn't have any "eggs" so I mixed 1 large, very ripe mashed banana in with the wet ingredients. And added 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.
Used 50-50 white/ ww pastry flour. And it was awesome with the pumpkin pie spice. And there was no obvious banana flavor at all.
I frosted it with a vegan butter cream cake frosting.

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My 12 year old daughter and I made this last night.  It was GREAT!  I took some to work too AFTER I ate it for breakfast. The ladies loved it because I made it all fat free with the applesauce and flax meal.  There is only 1/8th of it left today.  I'll be making more.  The only thing I would add to it is some walnuts next time. 

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Great recipe!  I used 1 cup agave syrup instead of sugar.  Also added walnuts and raisins.  Yummy!

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I MEAN BAKING POWDER! P-O-W-D-E-R-!  :P

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These where sooo freaking awesome as cupcakes I just added a tbs more of baking soda and that was that. I just brought them into the office and there GONE!  :o I will  be making this again!

ALso I think someone asked how long it takes to bake it takes about 15- 20 min depending on the batter size/ muffin holder. Mine where huge so about 20 min.

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Hey MD and Shea, how long did you bake the cupcakes?

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Made these again (by request!!!) for another friend's birthday.  Some of the comments:

'These are so good, they should be illegal.'
'Amazing'
'Please make me these every day for the rest of my life.'

They were completely devoured in about 15 minutes - most people had at least two.  ::)

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I made some cupcakes with this recipe.  I had to use all oil and no applesauce, which made them kind of greasy. I don't know if I'd do that again. But they were moist and baked well.

Thanks baypuppy!

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I made this as cupcakes and it was perfect.  My friend now wants this as her wedding cake.  ::)

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