Vegan Carrot Cake


This is a luscious carrot cake, free of any animal products! Follow up with my vegan 'cream cheese' frosting recipe!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 9x13-inch baking dish


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup soy flour (Optional)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves

  • 4 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups hot water

  • ¼ cup flax seed meal

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup dried currants (Optional)

  • 6 carrots, grated

  • ½ cup blanched slivered almonds (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Whisk together the whole wheat flour, soy flour, cinnamon, ground cloves, baking soda, tapioca starch, and salt in a bowl until blended; set aside.

  2. Pour the hot water into a mixing bowl, and sprinkle with the flax meal. Stir for a minute until the flax begins to absorb the water, and the mixture slightly thickens. Stir in the brown sugar and vanilla until the sugar has dissolved, then add the currants, carrots, and almonds. Stir in the dry mixture until just moistened, then pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

Top this with my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
2g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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