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How to Make Really Good Egg Free and Vegan Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

Updated on March 3, 2013
Courtesy of Simon Howden www.freedigitalphotos.net
Courtesy of Simon Howden www.freedigitalphotos.net

If you have a son who is allergic to a ton of foods, as I do, it can be quite a challenge to cook something edible (or maybe that is just because I am a dreadful cook!?). One of his allergies is egg so cakes tend to be quite tricky to make successfully. This one however is extremely easy and with a tweak to the margarine it can also be totally vegan as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 12 - 16 slices
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Ingredients

  • 225g plain flour, (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g margarine (or vegan equivalent)
  • 100g honey
  • 225g carrots, grated
  • FOR THE ICING:-
  • 300g cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar, (powdered sugar)
  • 1 orange, (grated zest and juice)

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on to 170C / 325F / Gas mark 3
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Melt sugar, margarine (or vegan equivalent) and honey in a saucepan, then add to the dry ingredients mixed in step 2.
  4. Add the carrots to this mixture and stir in well, so that they are all coated.
  5. Put the whole lot into a loaf tin and leave in the overn for at least 45 minutes. If a skewer comes out clean you can take it out, otherwise put back in for another 10 minutes and check again. I often find I have to leave it in for almost 1 hour and a quarter before it is done. It seems to vary depending on the juiciness of the carrots.
  6. Once cooled, mix together cream cheese and icing sugar. Add a teaspoon of grated zest of 1 orange and 0.5 teaspoon of its juice, then spread on the cake. The zesty orange really lifts the taste of this cake, hope you enjoy it.

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