I had to do a wedding cake for a vegan couple and I didn't have all the odd things other recipes called for! This was excellent, they loved it.
To replace 1 egg and applesauce: I used 1 banana and a peeled pear, cut and microwaved, then mashed together. then to replace the other eggs, i used 2tbs cornstarch + 2 tbs soy powder + 4 tbs hot water and whisked together. i got a recipe for vegan cream cheese online and made it myself. cake turned out great!
This is the most luscious carrot cake ever! It is so easy to make, esp if you have a food processor to shred the carrots. Bravo Carol!
I used the recipe, but I altered a few things. Instead of egg substitute which my store did not have, I used 2 tbs of soy flour and 1 tbs cornstarch mixed with about 3 tbs of hot water (maybe a little more, depending on consistency (you don't want it pasty, but not too runny either). I also eyeballed how much powdered sugar I used in the frosting based on how thick I wanted it. I probably used around a cup or a little more. I refrigerated the frosting over night and let the cupcakes cool overnight also and then frosted them this morning. I added raisins instead of nuts and a little pumpkin pie spice in addition to the cinnamon. Ps...food processors make shredding the carrots AWESOME. Since I did cupcakes instead of cake, I baked on 325 for about 30 minutes. So moist and yummy! Not missing the dairy one bit!
I felt the taste was a little plain but the texture was spot on. I think next time i might add more cinnamon or sugar. I made them into cupcakes instead of a cake. I kept the temp at 325, and baked for 21 minutes.
Loved the taste of the cake but after baking it for 1 hr and 20 minutes the cake remained pudding like and never became cake. i baked it in an 8x8 square pan and increased the temp to 350. could it have been the pineapple chunks i added? my oven is just fine too. i just baked cupcakes and they baked for 16 minutes and cake out nicely. can someone tell me if this is the way the cake is supposed to be? i brought it to an event and it was somewhat embarrassing to slice raw cake to people. i heard people whispering 'it's not baked enough' :(
This basic recipe is consistently fabulous and forgiving of substitutions. I agree with the person who made the recipe similar to this that organic carrots make a positive difference. Other subs: Two med organic apples, pulsed = applesauce and 1.5 Cups of Sucanat = total sugars. I have made this recipe many times recently using (freerange) eggs or Ener-G egg substitutes and they are both great (true eggless being best). Also, Tofutti makes a wonderful product, but some of my clients wanted real cream cheese. In that case, I split it half and half and it's a dream. DO TRY this recipe and discover vegan recipes are really delicious and not scary at all. Thanks, Carol. (The pic on my website is of the whole frosted cake and so I didn't submit it>> next batch for sure!)
This carrot cake was the best one I've ever tasted. And I love carrot cake.
Excellent cake. Im not a vegan but like the fact that the recipe is low fat. I used 1 cup of egg product (egg beaters) instead of the Ener-G, and stick to rest of the recipe. The cake was very moist and my husband loved it. Thanks Carol for such a wonderful recipe
Fabulous carrot cake. Made it for a friends birthday. Totally recommend it. I used raisins instead of nuts- and that worked out just as well!