You are here

Member since June 2004

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
Recipe Category: 


What a beautiful cake,~treehugginghippiefreak~ Your decorated cake looks awesome!


haven't tasted this yet but it smelled and looked wonderful...I am sure it taste as good. :) Worked well for a wedding style cake.


Can someone give me a recipe for the frosting?  I have a birthday party coming up soon, and want something on top.


I have been making this cake a lot lately -- it is super yummy. I especially like mixing in a little coconut.


I made this yesterday for my daughter's birthday and it went over amazingly! I used all whole wheat flour and banana's for the egg's though. Also, for the topping I sprinkled powdered sugar over the top and then covered it with foil which created a nice glaze. This is a must try recipe that is super easy!


Yum! Very moist. I used the food processor to shred the carrots really fine and it only had a hint of carrot taste.  Since I didn't shred them by hand, next time I'll use more carrots as I found out uhblondie did. No worries though.  :D


I love you baypuppy! I just made this and...I really don't want to have to share it with anyone!


Very nice recipe, and moist  I topped it with vegan cream cheese icing. I wanted to try using crushed pineapples cause it  sounds very good, since I saw it in the other carrot cake recipes... but will probably not use applesauce.  ;)b


Baypuppy - I've never used an oven thermometer, but I've never had a problem with other baked goods at all.

I used vegetable oil (which I believe is rapeseed oil), as I don't think I've ever heard of / seen canola oil in the UK.

I do like the idea from sea_of_grren for making my own applesauce - can't belive I didn't think of doing that myself ::)

Even so, I'm still not sure I'll try carrot cake again, but don't let this put othere people off as I think it may just be me!


shelloid, i wonder if it might be an oven issue. usually when things bake like that (done on outside, not on inside) the oven temp is weird. do other baked goods come out fine? do you use an oven thermometer?

also, what kind of oil did you use? i've made this with all canola (or other light oils, not olive or something heavy) before and it is richer than the "lower fat" version. i'm sorry to hear that something went wrong with it for you!

sea of green has a good idea about DIY applesauce. it sounds like you can also take some of the UK style apple sauce and blend that, given that it is mostly apples and maybe some sugar or whatever. you might be able to use soy yougurt or another fruit puree--just water it down until it is about as "thick" as the oil. you might have to add more water to get the batter right. i haven't tried these subs, but i've had good luck using soy yougurt in baking.

i usually use flax seeds for my eggs in this. i think your sub is a "normal" one, so i'm going to keep with my oven theory.



Log in or register to post comments