The Best Vegan Carrot Cake

by Angela

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One of mine and Daniel’s favorite desserts is carrot cake.  But we wanted to figure out how to make one of our favorite sweet things vegan.  Here is the best version we came up with, and I am positive you could fool anyone!  It tastes just like a regular carrot cake and is delicious!!

Recipe: Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 3 egg equivalent in Ener-G egg substitute
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, spice, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, mix sugar and prepared egg replacer until creamy (it works best with an electric mixer)-add vanilla, then add vegetable oil.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients together, then add the applesauce.
  5. Add carrots, coconut, walnuts, and raisins.
  6. Grease two 9 inche round cake pans and smooth batter out equally between the two pans.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (be sure to let the cake adequately cool before frosting).

Next is the recipe for the faux cream cheese frosting.  Once the cakes are cooled you can put a layer of frosting between the cakes, and then use the rest of the frosting to frost the top and the sides of the cake.

Recipe: Faux Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1 8oz. package of vegan cream cheese (I prefer Toffuti better than cream cheese)
  • 1/3 cup vegan soy margarine softened (I prefer Earth Balance)
  • 2 cups vegan confectioners sugar


  1. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and margarine.
  2. Add vanilla, then add sugar.
  3. Beat until smooth.

3 Responses to “The Best Vegan Carrot Cake”

  • gaby Says:

    im soooo glad i found this recipe! this cake is amazing and its not hard! (i’ve made it twice) but i kinda cheated and bought premade vegan vanilla frosting…anyway thanks for posting this!

  • marsha Says:

    Such a great recipe!! We left out the coconut, walnuts and raisins and added a little more applesauce – it was innnsane. My new staple!

  • P Says:

    Made this for my birthday party…delicious! I made in a bundt pan, so I had to play with the baking time…I overshot just a bit and it was a little dry, but I had great vegan ice cream to go with it…great flavor.

    Next time I make this, I’ll make in the pans prescribed.

    Great recipe.

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