Vegan Carrot Cake

Hot cross bunned out? Make cake! Try this delish carrot cake which will please even your vegan family and friends! Check out the recipe below and pick up all your ingredients at <Retailer name>, <Centre name>

Ingredients:

2¼ cups wholemeal spelt flour

*If you are unable to get flour, this is the perfect excuse to experiment with whatever you can get your hands on – almond meal could be a tasty alternative! Or try barley flour or rice flour.

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon allspice

Pinch salt

½ cup applesauce

1 cup almond milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup coconut sugar

½ cup grape seed oil

2 cups grated carrots, medium-packed

 

Frosting:

Vegan coconut yogurt and chopped walnuts.

*This is the fun part, you can experiment with your favourite frosting and toppings.

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180 C and lightly grease a slice baking tray.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, almond milk, vanilla and oil.

Mix the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients.

Fold in the carrots and stir until just combined.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Once cooled dollop and spread some coconut yogurt and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Tuck in!