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Organic Carrot Cake
Carrot cake makes its debut in late Spring on our table. A celebration of the new season and ode to local farmers who harvest the delicious carrots each year.
This recipe is super moist and irresistible, and can made seasonally twice a year as carrots are in season in Spring and Fall. But really do you need an excuse to make carrot cake?
This cake recipe happens to be vegan, and gluten free, and much better than any other carrot cake I have tasted or made. The cake did not notice I used flax eggs rather than regular eggs which I was out of, you could not tell the difference.
Organic Carrot CakePrint Recipe
- 3 flax eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup organic almond milk
- 1 cup organic pineapple crushed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups grated organic carrots
- ½ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- 1 ½ cups gluten free flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup organic walnuts
For this I used flax eggs instead, which can be good if you are simply out of eggs! In one large bowl you will add all the wet ingredients mix well by hand. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients. Then slowly incorporate the dry to the wet ingredients. I use only organic ingredients, and strongly recommend.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dust two 8 in cake pans with oil and flour of your choice. Prepare your flax eggs if you are using them or whisk three eggs, and cake batter. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. You can test with a toothpick by poking the cake down to see if the toothpick is dry. Let sit for at least 15 minutes when you take from oven. Then you can place on cooling rack. Prepare frosting while its baking and set inside fridgerator until cake is cool about 2 hours.
Vegan Buttercream FrostingPrint Recipe
- 1 cup vegan butter
- 1 cup organic veritable shortening
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 5 cups organic powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp water ( as needed)
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground cardamon
In a mixer add butter and shortening at medium speed, until blended then add powdered sugar and vanilla. Add water as needed, you may need a spoonful or two of water to get it the consistency needed.