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Healthy dessert recipe -- Vegan carrot cake

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : April 27, 2016 10:33 AM IST

This vegan carrot cake is moist and sweet with a very warming and zesty flavour. Topped with smooth coconut frosting this cake ups your omega-3 intake with the flaxseeds in it. You may also want to try this vegan raw carrot halwa with coconut milk.

Ingredients

To be mixed together:

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds mixed with 1/3rd cup water
  • 3/4th cup agave nectar

Other ingredients:

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For decorations:

  • 3 heaped tablespoon ground almonds
  • 1 drop of natural orange food dye
  • Rosemary or parsely leaves

For the frosting:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • Coconut cream from a can of chilled coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients to be mixed together and stir well.
  • Then add 1tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and stir to combine.
  • Then add 2 cups grated carrots and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to the mixture and mix until combined well.
  • Then transfer the mixture to two cake tins that are greased and lined.
  • Smooth the tops of the cake mixture and bake for 35 degrees and 180-degree centigrade.
  • Mix the almonds and food dye, bake it and roll into sausage shapes. Taper the ends to form carrot shapes. Dip a knife in the cocoa powder and use it to draw lines on the carrot shapes. Then use the parsley leaves to make the carrot tops.
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
  • When the cakes have cooled, frost the first layer and carefully place the second layer on top of the first.
  • Then frost the top of the cake and add the carrot shapes.

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