How to Make a Can't Believe Its Vegan Mango Carrot Cake

by Brian Quiñones Jr🍴

The original recipe was from magazine "Better Homes and Gardens" i tweaked it with my own vegan magic by making it egg & dairy free✨ Its great for all occasions 😃

Supplies

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ Cups Earth Balance Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1 ¼ Cups Naked Mighty Mango Juice
  • 3 Cups Finely Shredded Carrots
  • 3 Carrot Ribbons (Optional)
  • 8 Ounces Vegan Cream Cheese (softened)
  • ½ Cups Earth Balance Butter (softened)
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 4 ½ Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    8 oz of your favorite vegan cream cheese.

    Step 2

    1/2 Cup Vegan Butter (Softened)

    Step 3

    1 1/4 of your favorite Mango Juice

    Step 4

    Carrots give an abundance of the perfect moisture in the cake👍

    Step 5

    Used as a binder (substituted for eggs) Gives the cake an delicious hint of banana flavor. There is other vegan egg alternatives such as tofu, unsweetened apple sauce and chia seeds. To name a few...

    Step 6

    A baking necessity 🙏

    Step 7

    Gives the cake some zing 💥

    Step 8

    Sweet & Salty GOodness✨

    Step 9

    Vanilla, Yum👼

    Step 10

    Sweet, dude

    Step 11

    Powder Version

    Step 12

    Tip: For those who is are a little extra health conscious, feel free to use a Non-Bleached, Non GMO Or Whole Wheat Flour. You will not sacrifice any flavor, it will still taste amazing😉

    Step 13

    2 Cake Pans... Try being creative and make Cupcakes if you'd like 🎨

    Step 14

    Grease Pans with little chunk of vegan butter onto paper towel and rub in pan, like such

    Step 15

    Wala!

    Step 16

    Sprinkle Flour onto pans, set aside && Preheat Oven to 350° F 🔥

    Step 17

    Pour 2 cups of Flour in Medium sized bowl

    Step 18

    along with all other dry ingredients. (Nutmeg, Salt and baking powder)

    Step 19

    Stir or in my case Whisk

    Step 20

    Set Medium Bowl Aside

    Step 21

    In large mixing bowl, pour butter

    Step 22

    Beat On Medium-High Speed

    Step 23

    Gradually add Sugar

    Step 24

    Beat until combined

    Step 25

    Peel Banana🍌

    Step 26

    Cut Ends and split in Half and insert into small bowl or plate

    Step 27

    Start Mashing Banana with Head, hands, hammer or whatever you can find. I decided to be somewhat civil and used a fork👌

    Step 28

    Should look somewhat like this once completed the mashing.

    Step 29

    Gradually Pour into the Wet Ingredient bowl

    Step 30

    Beat well

    Step 31

    Alternately add Flour mixture

    Step 32

    And 3/4 cups of Mango Juice

    Step 33

    Beat on low after each addition

    Step 34

    Ok keep blending! Scrape those edges. You should not see any white👻

    Step 35

    There we Go👍

    Step 36

    Rinse Carrots in Water to clean

    Step 37

    Get the Vegetable Peeler Out

    Step 38

    Don't forget to cut both ends of each carrot

    Step 39

    Cut them ends like such

    Step 40

    Peel carrots until smooth

    Step 41

    Get the graters out and finely shred each carrot into a big size bowl

    Step 42

    Should start looking like this

    Step 43

    Complete once you reached 3 cups

    Step 44

    Pour shredded carrots into Batter

    Step 45

    Stir until all combined. Get the bottoms👇

    Step 46

    Oh sorry

    Step 47

    Couldn't help myself

    Step 48

    Yumm

    Step 49

    Yes I'm crazy. Feel Free to try batter. Theres no eggs so its completely Safe😷

    Step 50

    Congratulations you completed the Batter🎉

    Step 51

    Bring back your greased and floured cake pans and prepare yourself to poor batter

    Step 52

    Give both pans an even amount of batter. You don't want any lopsided cakes☺

    Step 53

    Place cake pans into hot oven. Be extremely careful. One cake pan at a time😁

    Step 54

    Bake for 25-28 Minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean

    Step 55

    Aww they look so cute. There carrot cake besties lol i know I'm corny💏

    Step 56

    While waiting for them cakes to cook. Get Frosting prepared by throwing in 1/2 cup vegan butter into large bowl

    Step 57

    8 oz Vegan Cream Cheese

    Step 58

    2 tsp Vanilla

    Step 59

    And measure 4 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

    Step 60

    Get your Sifter out or Collander

    Step 61

    Start Sifting the powdered sugar by shaking the strainer a little to break down the sugar pebbles into the Cream Cheese Mixture

    Step 62

    Should look like untouched winter snow.

    Step 63

    Now start blending into the cream cheese mixture until all incorporated

    Step 64

    Cream Cheese Frosting Completed✔

    Step 65

    Take Cakes Out of Oven. Set aside to cool

    Step 66

    Loosen up corners with butter knife, so it could easily fall onto cake platter

    Step 67

    Plate and cake pan. Flip nice and smoothly and slightly tap onto platter

    Step 68

    Beautiful bottom, start putting the frosting on bottom layer👌

    Step 69

    Threw on top layer as well. Spread frosting on top and work your way down. Don't forget the sides folks

    Step 70

    Lovely😍

    Step 71

    Now for optional decoration. Fill a medium sized bow with iced water.

    Step 72

    Prepare 1 carrot. As shown before. Rinse, Clean, Chop Ends, Peel Skin.

    Step 73

    Once prepared carrot. Peel carrot using Vegetable Peeler from top to bottom forming long sleek carrot strings. ⬆ Make as many as you like.

    Step 74

    Let sit in Ice Water for about 2 hours+ This stage helps the ribbon not lose its color or go stale once on cake.

    Step 75

    For the Mango Glaze: Pour in 1/2 Cup of Mango Juice in pot and let boil for 3-4 minutes, set aside to cool.

    Step 76

    Few hours later the carrot ribbons are set

    Step 77

    Place on Paper Towel to dry

    Step 78

    Pat the carrot ribbons and drain out any excess of water.

    Step 79

    Be as decorative as you like. I decided to place ribbons in center.

    Step 80

    Place a spoonful of mango glaze and decorate the top however you like. Also if you prefer the cake as is, place the glaze into pouring sprout and have your guest drizzle there piece themselves.

    Step 81

    I put the whole 1/2 cup of mango juice blend and covered the whole cake. It gives it such a nice vibrant color👏

    Step 82

    Side View👌

    Step 83

    Cake Complete and Ready to serve for my Brothers 23rd Birthday!😀

    Step 84

    My brother threw in some whipped cream . Feel free to garnish as you please. The taste of this cake and moisture is amazing, its a must try😍😉