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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?

:)>>> This cake is soooo insanely good. It is my new favorite. I made it for my daughter's 1st birthday with an icing made from 1/2 a banana and 3 strawberries and she loved it. Granite it may not be as "messy and cute" as a chocolate cake, my daughter loved it and didn't know the difference. Cake is cake, and yummy is yummy. A+++++ :)>>>

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This turned out really well, even though I made many substitutions. I used whole spelt flour. I added 3/4 cup each walnuts and raisins. As well as the baking soda, I added 1 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. acv, so they rose very well. I also added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and reduced the sucanat by 1/4 cup. I used flax and 3/4 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup oil.
Finally, that made 41 gigantic mini muffins! They are perfectly moist, nicely spiced with just the right amount of sweetness. Delicious!

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I started out making this cake and then it turned into an attempt to use up little bits of things in my pantry.  It ended up as similar carrot muffins and they're delicious.  Some time soon I will actually make this.

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just tried this and it was excellent. i threw the whole thing together in about 5 minutes, and there's no need to get out any appliances for the mixing or anything, which is always a major plus in my book. and it tastes soooo good. who needs all that other stuff? i haven't even iced it or anything. will try this as muffins.

although think i undercooked it... the toothpick came out clean after 1/2 hour but i think i should've left it in the full time (i halved the recipe so i figured it was okay to bake shorter, this has been happening a lot lately with my oven). i put it in the fridge so maybe it'll firm up.

i used cinnamon, a little nutmeg and a pinch of five spice for the spices. thanks for the recipe, 5 stars!

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awesome recipe! it was such an easy way to make carrot cake without having to add raisins (which i hate) and pineapple and coconut, this is just straight up simple carrot cake!

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I made this for my mother-in-laws birthday, and it was so delicious. I didn't change a thing. ;)b

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I am a new vegan, and when I saw this carrot cake recipe...I was so excited!!!!!!! ;D
I made this and it was sooooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!! I did a few things different like: soy flour for flour,  3/4 cup of applesauce and 1/4 cup of oil. CAME OUT DELICIOUS!!!  THANKS AGAIN!!!!

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I made this for Christmas and it was well liked.  I thought it came out dense and heavy, not very cakey so I'm not sure what I did wrong.  I made it the day before and put a vanilla glaze on it.  Maybe I put the glaze on too soon and it soaked in?  Still, it was yummy!

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This carrot cake was extremely good! I am not vegan (yet) but have alot of vegan coworkers and made this for a coworker's birthday. It was very tasty and moist :D I did make some changes to the recipe tho...

1/4 cup melted earth balance and 1/4 cup oil instead of 1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar instead of 1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup raisins (might reduce it next time)
3/4 cup walnuts
1/2 teas vanilla extract
I also didn't measure the carrots...I used 3 carrots...and got tired of grating them so I chopped them up and put them in the blender (it's a pain to get them out of the blender but a lot faster than grating them!)

It was a very good recipe, thanks baypuppy!  ;D

(I used baypuppy's recipe for the frosting too, and added the powdered sugar to taste...a lb seemed a bit excessive )

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I made this for Thanksgiving and it was delicious.  I made a cream cheese frosting from another website and it ended up being a glaze.  But everyone was happy to drizzle it over their cake slices.  :)

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