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Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan


Super easy Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe - Made with cinnamon, ginger, carrots with a lemon and vanilla topping


  • 300 ml soy milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 680g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 340g dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170g coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 large, shredded carrots

For the filling & topping:

  • 170g coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 680g powdered sugar
  • roughly 1 tbsp + 1 tsp soya milk


  1. Mix the soy milk and the apple cider vinegar and set aside in the fridge.
  2. Blend the flax seeds and 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and also set this aside into the fridge.
  3. In a big bowl sieve the flour and baking powder with the baking soda, cinnamon and ginger powder.
  4. In another small bowl combine the brown sugar with the vanilla extract and coconut oil and add it to the flour mixture. Also, mix in the shredded carrots as well as the milk/vinegar and flaxseed mix. Stir well to combine everything into your cake batter.
  5. Divide the batter between two equally sized, lightly greased baking tins (about 17.5cm diameter). In case you do not have 2 tins of the same size, simply bake the layers one after another and let them both cool down completely before going to the next step.
  6. Let's get to the cream filling and topping for the carrot cake: Simply blend the melted coconut oil with the rest of the ingredients into a smooth and creamy texture. If needed, even out your bottom layer, so the top can sit comfortably on it without sliding off, then use a large pallet knife to spread about half of the creamy mixture onto the bottom layer, then cover with the second layer. Repeat until the creamy mixture is all used up.
  7. Of course, you can now decorate the carrot cake - how about some pecans or shredded coconut? You can also add some more shredded carrot as I have done on my photo above.
  8. And finally the most important part: enjoy!

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