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Orange Carrot Cake

What you need: 

1 1/2 cup self rising flour
1 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 heaping cup of shredded carrots
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground flax seed

What you do: 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl. then add carrots. Stir until well coated. Then add remaining wet ingredients and stir just until blended. Pour into ungreased 9 inch square non stick pan. Bake 25-30 minutes.
You can also sprinkle a bit of raw sugar over the top before baking. No frosting is needed for this cake.
I hope you like it!

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

By the way, for me it took two average-sized carrots to get 1 cup of shredded carrots. I say this because I started worrying that I wouldn't have enough carrots, and I would have to begin shredding the baby carrots, which I reserve for eating with hummus.  :)

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I made these last night, but I made a lot of changes to accommodate what I had. I did not have self-rising flour, so I used 7/8 all-purpose flour, with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Instead of ground flax seed, I used plain soy yogurt, and instead of grapeseed oil, I used canola oil. Also, I used only 1/6 cup of oil, and added 1/6 of a cup of applesauce, to cut down on the fat.

Since I didn't have a cake pan on hand, I used a tin for big muffins. I let them in the oven for 45 minutes. What came out was absolutely delicious! I had a bunch of personal-cakes. They didn't rise very much, because I mistakenly added only 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to my non-self-rising flour mix, not 1.5 as the allrecipes web page for ingredient substitutions said. Instead, they were chewy and moist inside, unlike any other cake I've made. It was like a pudding-cake for me. My omni family and friends think this is the best thing I've baked.

I recommend this recipe!! Try it with my own changes too.  ^-^

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This was the first carrot cake i ever made and it was delish!!
my dad is not a sweets person but he fell in love with it and couldn't stop eating it ( i didn't even tell him it was vegan). It was very moist and i could def. taste the OJ.
I didn't used the exact amount of sugar as called for but it was still sweet. I'll probably use no sugar next time because the icing was sweet enough.

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This was delicious! I used Whole wheat flour and Ground oats,cut back on the sugar and added a bit extra baking soda, as well as grated orange rind from one orange with the carrots. I accidentally bought orange cocktail but it worked just as well and i did glaze this with the orange glaze recipe on this site (1cup Icing sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1tbsp Orange juice). I also mixed in some craisins and a touch of nutmeg with the cake. I did have to add extra orange juice to make it the right consistency, but that was the WW flour in the works i think.
My friend said this was the best carrot cake he's ever eaten. But i definately recommend adding the grated orange zest. Adds more of an orangy kick to it :)

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Do you have to use grapeseed oil? I've never cooked with it before and don't have any in the house. Any substitute suggestions? :)

You could use any mildly flavored vegetable oil, such as canola.

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Do you have to use grapeseed oil? I've never cooked with it before and don't have any in the house. Any substitute suggestions? :)

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I took this out of the oven, had a shower, and when I got back half of the entire thing was 'magically' gone (aka was discovered by my roomies).... hmmmmmm must be good ^^

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Very moist and tasty. I did half/half apple and orange juice. My roommate decided that it was the best carrot cake she has ever eaten.

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A very nice and moist cake. Definitely sprinkle a little sugar on top before baking as it gives the top crust a wonderful crunch.  If you don't have self rising flour make your own by mixing the 1 1/2 cups flour with 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt.  I served this cake with orange flavored whipped topping. 

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I don't really like carrot cake, but for some reason I wanted to eat this so I made it for breakfast this morning and it was awesome!
A little sweet so I will cut down the sugar.
I actually cut it in 1/3 and put it into a little loaf pan.
I just ate the last of it so that didn't last long.
Next time I will make the whole thing and just decreas the sugar a little bit.
I also added some raisins which may have been why it was too sweet, but the raisins tasted so good with this cake.
Love it.

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