Vegan Carrot Cake

I have always been a big fan of carrot cake, just the name alone implies the cake could be healthy, emphasis on could. However I am afraid that is not always the case, the usual recipe is filled with butter, sugar and white flour (No No’s in my book). So here I set out to find my own sugar free version while trying to maintain the yumminess factor of carrot cake, and this recipe does exactly that.

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On another note I have started to slowly prepare for my move to my house where my fiance currently lives. My priority was to make sure I have all my cooking gadgets so I decided to stop by quickly at Ikea to buy some cooking necessities..and here is what happened

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I sometimes tend to get over excited, that was not even at the end of my shop! Anyhoo, back to the healthy, sugar free carrot cake 🙂

Ingredients: 

  • 3 Tbsp. ground flax seed simmered in 9 Tbsp. water
  • 2 bananas
  • 20 dates deseeded
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp pumpkin allspice
  • 3 grated carrots
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Topping
3 tbsp coconut cream
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 cup walnuts to place on top

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Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Prepare the flaxseed ‘egg’ . l. Use a blender to mix bananas, dates and oil in another bowl. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon,pumpkin spice and stir it together with the eggs and the wet mix of bananas
  3. Add grated carrots, coconut flakes, walnuts and raisins and stir it until it all comes together.
  4. Pour it into a cake pan and bake for about 40 minutes. or until toothpick comes out clean
  5. Whip together the coconut cream and the maple syrup. Only add the frosting when the cake has cooled down, finally add in the walnuts.

This is the perfect weekend bake- gotta love a long weekend in Dubai!

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Sahtein!

 

3 thoughts on “Vegan Carrot Cake

  1. From the picture, I assume you used a 9″ round cake pan but you don’t say what size pan to use in the directions. That could be helpful info.

  2. Pingback: 5 Healthy Baking Substitutions | Zaatar and Quinoa

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