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Vegan Coconut Carrot Cake

This easy vegan coconut carrot cake is an amazing twist on traditional carrot cake! A great vegan spring dessert recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free cake, dairy free holidays, dairy free recipes, vegan cake, vegan recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 674kcal
Author LarishaBernard

Equipment

  • 9" pans

Ingredients

For the Vegan Coconut Carrot Cake

For Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Optional Topping

    Instructions

    For the Vegan Coconut Carrot Cake

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Grease 2- 9inch round cake pans with vegan butter (or other oil if allergies).
    • In a large bowl, add apple cider vinegar and dairy free milk. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add in oil, applesauce, both sugars, and both extracts. Beat together until mix.
    • Add in shredded carrots and coconut. Blend together again.
    • Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Beat together just until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
    • Add nuts, if adding. Fold until just combined.
    • Pour half the batter in each cake pan. 
    • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops are set and no longer wiggly in the center.
    • Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges around the pan, turn cake out onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.

    For the Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

    • Add softened cream cheese, butter, and vanilla to a bowl. Beat together until smooth.
    • Add the brown sugar and mix thoroughly.
    • Finally, add the powdered sugar to the bowl and mix until the frosting is the right consistency.
    • After cake is cooled, frosting the cakes.

    Notes

    **Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Facts do not include optional frosting
    *The video for this recipe is slightly different.  We updated this recipe so please follow the instructions on the recipe card. 

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 5350IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2.7mg