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How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Do not use a hand mixer for this recipe, use a ladle or spoon.
  • Mix all the dry Ingredients together.
  • Then mix in the Carrots and the Oil to the dry ingredients.
  • Add the Orange Juice and mix it all together.
  • Fold in the nuts and raisins
  • Grease pan with cooking spray or oil.
  • Put the batter into cake pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until knife/toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  • Let cool completely
  • Beat cream cheese and margarine together.
  • Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla together with hand mixer.
  • Pipe into a plastic ziplock bag and close bag.
  • When cake is completely cool, cut a little snip off the bottom corner of the ziplock bag and drizzle the creamy frosting over the top of the cake as pictured.
  • Or you can always just frost it regular.
  • Enjoy!

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    " It was good "
    JesSayCooks ate it and said...
    Nice recipe. I modified it to include yeast to give it a little more fluff to the dough, though It came at a cost of extra wait time. I also reduced sugar to 1 cup raisins to 1/2 cup then increased cinnamon to 2 Tbsp and added a tsp of nutmeg. I loved the volume of carrots and nuts. I may experiment to add even more carrot in further variations on this recipe!
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  • Pingu 6 years ago
    Very moist & tasty. I have reduced the amount of sugar as found it to be too sweet
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  • LilCanada 8 years ago
    I used almond milk and coconut milk (half and half) instead of the orange juice, but added the zest of an orange to keep the citrus flavor in. I used brown sugar and pecans, and it was just delicious! They look good and taste amazing! Crispy topping with soft, moist interior. It's a keeper, for sure!
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    " It was excellent "
    VeganMagic ate it and said...
    This is the PERFECT carrot cake. I made the recipe (with small modifications) over and over again and I cannot get tired of it. It's so flavourful. Thank you for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    stephsforza ate it and said...
    the best vegan carrot cake I ever made! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    markeverett ate it and said...
    I'm going to have to try this for my vegan friends!! Sounds very yummy!
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    " It was excellent "
    krupa ate it and said...
    This was also my first attempt at baking. Love this cake as I don't eat eggs and this cake doesn't even use egg replacer powder. I did reduce the the raisins to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup almonds. Love it! So did the family! Thank you for sharing :)
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  • bgt52 10 years ago
    I used your recipe for my very first attempt at vegan baking. It was a big hit with my family--young and old alike. I cut back a little on the powdered sugar in the frosting and added a splash of soy milk so it would pour over the two 8" square cakes (in the pan) that I made from this recipe. Foolproof!
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  • littlelil 10 years ago
    amazing recipe!!
    every year for christmas i make a batch of vegan cookies or cakes for each of the guys i work with, its become a bit of a tradition. this year i made these and opps loks like ive made a few too many!! (stuffing my face) haaha thanks for sharing,
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  • tineyvegan 10 years ago
    This recipe is awesome!
    I didnt have orange juice so I used Hempmilk and they turned out awesome.
    I also added vanilla, nutmeg, pepitas, a little bit of shredded coconut, and chopped dates
    which tasted awesome if anyones curious to try
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  • veganvirgo 10 years ago
    I made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday, she's not vegan but we are, and she went NUTS. I made it into cupcakes, reducing the baking time to 30 min, and added more tofutti cream cheese to the frosting to make it more cheesy. This recipe is incredible and I'll be making these again for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much!!
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  • cgendy 10 years ago
    Thanks for all the comments everyone! I use a rectangle 9x13 pan and slice them into squares kind of like brownies. Enjoy!
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  • paula_forman 10 years ago
    Can you suggest a pan size?
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  • cheapasfree 11 years ago
    This stuff is absolutely fantastic. It's good enough to be eaten without any frosting. Thank you for posting this recipe.
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    " It was good "
    just_rache ate it and said...
    I made this without the nuts and raisins, and sunflower oil instead of canola (or rapeseed oil), and it worked perfectly. A cake even a non-vegan like me could enjoy :) Thanks for this recipe, it's really good!
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  • snemelka 11 years ago
    This was extremely good. I will never need another carrot cake recipe. I only had apple juice, and that worked fine. The frosting was, though, a tad on the sweet side. It would be fine with half the sugar. All in all, though, thank you for submitting this wonderful recipe.
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  • lavonnew 11 years ago
    Looks good - I'll try this recipe. I'm sure you meant CANOLA oil and not GRANOLA oil. LOL
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  • angieaugusta 12 years ago
    wow..ur cake looks rich..great post.
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  • jitka 12 years ago
    This cake is amazing! And it didn't even burn when I got the temperature wrong, I was thinking in Celsius, silly me!

    Thank you for such a yummy cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I am a big fan of carrot cake...GOOD one!!
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