Carrot cake is one of the most popular cakes. Carrots are one of the sweetest vegetables, so this is a great way to sneak some veggies into unreluctant tummies. Most carrot cake is made with brown sugar, dried fruits and spices. Then topped with vegan cream cheese frosting. Below are recipes for snacks, breakfasts and energy balls, plus raw carrot cakes.
Vegan Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Frosting (Carlo Cao) is likely the most luxurious carrot cake you’ll ever taste. The cake itself is a traditional mix of batter with spices, bound with soymilk and containing grated carrots, raisins and pecan nuts. The frosting is made with palm-oil-free vegan butter and vegan powdered sugar, alongside cinnamon and soymilk. This recipe is by a young Swiss-Italian chef, who is a rising star in the vegan world. His recipes and photographs are phenomenal, and he has already published his first ‘Vegan Party Food’ book that you can buy from his site.
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Keep these recipes away from pets due to toxic ingredients (nutmeg, nuts, dried fruits, fresh dough, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and xylitol).
Vegan Spiced Carrot Cheesecake (Addicted to Dates) is not jus a fabulous dessert made with wholesome ingredients, but it contains protein and calcium, thanks to the cashew base. There are dates to sweeten, grated carrots for vitamins, orange zest for vitamin C and some spices to finish.
Vegan Carrot Cake (Crowded Kitchen) benefits from a plant-based cream cheese frosting. It features warming spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and is studded with golden raisins, shredded carrot and walnuts. This recipe is gluten-free.
Vegan Carrot Walnut Cake (Short Girl, Tall Order) is made with wholewheat flour and contains walnuts and a homemade creamy cashew frosting. Free from refined sugar.
Carrot Cake Flapjacks (So Vegan) last for a few days in an airtight container, and can be made with any combination of dried fruits, seeds and nuts. Made with coconut oil, these should be cooled fully, before slicing.
Fluffy Vegan Carrot Cupcakes (Short Girl, Tall Order) are light and fluffy. With the traditional carrot and cinnamon flavour, they are topped with a maple buttercream frosting.
Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes (Rainbow Nourishments) are packed with walnuts, beautiful spices and a vegan cream cheese frosting. You can make this recipe free from refined sugar and gluten, if wished.