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Vegan Spiced Carrot Orange Cake (No Eggs or Dairy)

Chitrangada has nutrition in mind when cooking for her family. Making tasty nutritious food is a skill she has perfected over the years.

Spiced cake with carrots and orange. So easy and so delicious!

Spiced cake with carrots and orange. So easy and so delicious!

Tasty and Healthy Cake

The winter season is the perfect time to enjoy a warm slice of spiced cake, fresh out of the oven. The spices provide much-needed warmth, which is welcomed in the cold weather. Carrots and oranges, both of which are plentiful in winter, provide rich flavour and colour in this vegan and low-sugar dessert.

Vegan Recipe

This recipe replaces eggs with sunflower oil. The use of maple syrup instead of sugar provides additional moisture to the batter.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

35 min

1 hour 5 min

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground spice mixture (e.g., cinnamon, cloves, dried ginger, green cardamom, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped orange peel
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
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Grated carrots

Grated carrots

Ingredients: chopped orange peel, spices, sunflower oil, maple syrup, self-raising flour, chopped nuts

Ingredients: chopped orange peel, spices, sunflower oil, maple syrup, self-raising flour, chopped nuts

Cake batter in the pan, ready to bake

Cake batter in the pan, ready to bake

Instructions

  1. Wash the carrots thoroughly and grate them.
  2. Peel the orange, and finely chop the peel. Microwave for 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. The spice mixture can be a combination of cinnamon, cloves, dried ginger, green cardamom, or any other spice of your choice. Combine and grind the spices.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly and evenly. Pour the prepared batter in the cake mould or pan of your choice. I used a heart-shaped mould.
  5. Preheat oven to 120 degrees C and then bake for 35 to 40 minutes (time may vary by oven). The cake is ready when a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Decorate the cake according to your personal choice. I like it without any sugar icing. My preferred decorations are grated coconut and walnuts or sliced almonds.

Quotes

"Romance is the icing, but love is the cake."

— Author Unknown

“A homemade, home baked, and hand crafted cake makes any occasion more joyful.”

—-Martha Stewart

Vegan spiced carrot orange cake

Vegan spiced carrot orange cake

© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan

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