Raw, vegan carrot cake with vanilla frosting

Time for an other cake recipe! This time it is a carrot cake with vanilla frosting. The original recipe can be found here.

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The final carrot cake. Topped with some lemon zest and rose petals.

The ingredients for the carrot cake

Starting off with the carrot base you need:

  • 500 g of shredded carrots
  • 2,5 dl pitted dates
  • 100 g walnuts
  • 1,5 dl desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (use fresh and grind it just before adding it to the mix)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
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The ingredients for the carrot base.

Making the carrot cake

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it is well blended, but try to keep some pieces there for the texture to remain. Pour the mixture into an spring pan of around 20 cm in diameter and press the mixture against the bottom of the pan.

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The ready blended carrot cake pressed into the spring pan.

Ingredients for the vanilla frosting

We did as instructed in the original recipe, but found that the layer of frosting was just a bit too thick. It was delicious, but just unnecessarily much of it. So, here we have reduced it to 1/3.

  • 1,6 dl cashews (soaked for a few hours and drained)
  • 0,5 dl coconut oil
  • 0,2 dl water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 lemon
  • A pinch of salt
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The vanilla frosting ingredients.

Making of the vanilla frosting

Start by grating the zest off the lemon to keep for the topping of the cake. Then add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Moderate the smoothness with some more water until you reach your preferred smoothness. Make sure it doesn’t get too thin though.

Pour the frosting on top of the carrot cake. Top with some of the grated lemon zest and some edible flowers. Store in the fridge or freezer.

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The carrot cake with vanilla frosting. Topped with grated lemon zest and rose petals.

If stored in the freezer make sure to take the cake out a few minutes before serving. Otherwise, cut the cake into suitable pieces and enjoy!

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Enjoy the carrot cake!

Have a nice weekend and enjoy your baking!

Cecilia & Magnus

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