Recipe | Really Simple Carrot Cake

Last week, I really needed to do something with our leftover carrots. I opted for carrot cake, because everyone knows I love cake, but didn’t really have a recipe to suit my needs. So I adapted one from Isa Does It, which was originally for a Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake. Since I do everything domestic on the fly these days, I couldn’t be bothered to make an icing, and forgot to add spices. The result was a surprisingly tasty, stripped-down version of carrot cake, with icing from a can. Still interested? Here’s the recipe.

Really Simple Vegan Carrot Cake
Serves 6
A delicious and fluffy basic carrot cake recipe.
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Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 200g carrots
  2. 80g plain flour
  3. 100g spelt flour
  4. 30g cornflour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  7. 1 pinch of sale
  8. 70g sugar
  9. 110g apple puree
  10. 90ml milk
  11. 60ml oil
  12. 1 tsp vanilla
  13. 1 can or recipe of your favourite vegan frosting.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Shred your carrots in a food processor, or by hand if that's how you roll.
  3. Combine the flours, cornflour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
  4. Add the apple puree, milk, oil and vanilla into the centre of your dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Fold the carrots into your cake batter.
  6. Spray a small bundt pan with oil and add the batter.
  7. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let cool and frost with your favourite icing.
Notes
  1. This makes a half-sized bundt tin cake. Double the recipe if you are using a regular-sized bundt tin.
  2. Icing a cake that hasn't cooled completely is usually a no-no. However, if you frost this while it's still slightly warm and let the excess icing drip off onto a plate, you end up with a gorgeously smooth finish.
Adapted from Isa Does It
Adapted from Isa Does It
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