How to Make Vegan Carrot Cake

by Olga Alexis Regal

Carrot cake....Mmm one of those desserts were a veggie just adds a bit of sweetness and not a veggie taste.


  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • ¾ Cups Almond milk
  • ¾ Cups Canola oil
  • 4 Cups All purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ¾ Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 ½ Cups Shredded carrots
  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • 4 Cups Powdered sugar
  • ½ Cups Vegan butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond milk
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    You will need parchment paper, springform pan, food processor or ziplock method, veggie grater, mixing bowl and your ingredients. First line your springform pan with parchment paper.

    Step 2

    In the mixing bowl add the sugar.

    Step 3

    Then add the almond milk.

    Step 4

    Add the oil and vanilla extract . Then stir till well combined.

    Step 5

    Shred the carrots using a veggie grater.

    Step 6

    Add to wet mixture flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

    Step 7

    To the mixing bowl add shredded carrots, nutmeg and cinnamon.

    Step 8

    Add to mixture finally chopped pecans.

    Step 9

    Mix it up!

    Step 10

    Add cake batter to parchment paper lined springform pan.

    Step 11

    Bake in the oven at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.

    Step 12

    Let the cake cool for 15 to 20 minutes before icing.

    Step 13

    When cake is completely cool release it from springform pan by unlocking the latch. Then place one hand on top layer of cake and gently flip over and peel away parchment paper then place down on dish.

    Step 14

    For the icing in a mixing bowl combine your powdered sugar, vegan butter, vanilla extract and almond milk. You can mix by hand or use hand mixer.

    Step 15

    If you want you can add food coloring I chose to add orange.

    Step 16

    To get this color I used about 3 to 5 drops of pastel orange.

    Step 17

    You can use the Ziploc bag with it and just add a tip or you can use a disposable piping bag with tip or no tip.

    Step 18

    Step 19

    Garnish however you choose. All done! Enjoy!