You are here

Member since June 2004
0
4.733335

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?

i hate coconut and if i would've paid more attention before starting this recipe i probably wouldn't have made it since it calls for 3 cups of the stuff.

it calls for 3 c of carrots... i made the recipe for those of us who don't like coconut, etc, in our food *scratches head*

0 likes

i hate coconut and if i would've paid more attention before starting this recipe i probably wouldn't have made it since it calls for 3 cups of the stuff.  However, I'm glad i wasn't paying attention because when i got to that part i realized i had to replace it with something since i had already started mixing the rest of the ingredients.  So, instead i used 3 cups of oatmeal.  I had planned on making them cupcakes anyway, but with the oatmeal it made them alot heartier and definitely more muffin like.  i mixed up a simple frosting of powdered sugar, vanilla and lite soymilk and topped them with chopped pecans.  the result was yummy frosted carrot oat muffins, which probably woulda been a disaster as a cake because of the density, but a great way to get a bunch of baby carrots used up!

0 likes

suggestion: don't use all wheat flour. haha

0 likes

I made this recently and it was gorgeous! I was initially unsure cos it seemed an awful lot of carrot to mix in with the other stuff but it came out fine (even though I used gluten free flour too.) It was really moist and a really light texture, too.

I'll post a picture next time I make it!

I am slowly learning to be a gluten free baker since my fiance was recently diagnosed with celiacs. I haven't made this carrot cake yet but I plan to soon, it sounds delicious. I was wondering if it stuck together ok with just the GF flour, or if it needs xanthum gum to stay whole? And i would love to hear suggestions on gluten free baking if anyone has them.

0 likes

Well, I just made this and it is very good indeed!  I realize this is a carrots and nothing else cake, but I added walnuts anyway--sorry baypuppy!  ;)

ha ha, that's fine. i like nuts in mine too but my officemate (who wanted a carrot cake without "stuff" in it) wanted it plain... it is a good, basic carrot cake. everyone feel free to add stuff!!  :D :D :D

0 likes

Well, I just made this and it is very good indeed!  I realize this is a carrots and nothing else cake, but I added walnuts anyway--sorry baypuppy!  ;)

0 likes

Golly that looks tasty!  :P

0 likes

This sounds delicious, I can't wait to try it!

Have you tried this without any oil?
This probably sounds really silly, but does the flax seed have to be ground?

The flax seeds do have to be ground, otherwise they won't function like eggs, they'll just be flax seeds floating around in the recipe...

How much ground flax seeds equal one "egg"?

1 Tablespoon of flax seeds plus 3 Tablespoon of water equals one egg.

0 likes

This sounds delicious, I can't wait to try it!

Have you tried this without any oil?
This probably sounds really silly, but does the flax seed have to be ground?

The flax seeds do have to be ground, otherwise they won't function like eggs, they'll just be flax seeds floating around in the recipe...

How much ground flax seeds equal one "egg"?

0 likes

I used whole wheat flour, demerara sugar, 1/4 c earth balance and 1/4 c cinnamon apple sauce plus 2 t baking powder, and made it into muffins. (350 for 26 minutes)    my boyfriend and 1 ate the whole delicious dozen in 2 days!  i did the nutritional analysis and only 6 g of fat per muffin!

0 likes

Pages

Log in or register to post comments