Vegan Carrot Apple Spice Cakes

Vegan Carrot Apple Spice Cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons melted and cooled Earth Balance spread
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 "egg" = 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed in 3 Tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar + enough almond (or soy) milk to equal 1/2 Cup
  • 1/4 Cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 heaping Cup chopped apple (i used fuji apples and cut them into 1/4" chunks)
  • 1/2 Cup grated carrot
  • 1 Cup raw walnuts (optional...but it makes it SO good!)


Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 Tablespoons Tofutti Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Earth Balance Spread
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Vegan Powdered Sugar

Method

Bake temp: 350 degrees F
Bake time: 30-40 minutes

For the cake

  1. Prepare the flax/water mixture and the Apple Cider Vinegar/"milk" mixture and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the Earth Balance, sugar, brown sugar, and maple syrup. then add the ACV/"milk" mixture, the flax/water mixture, and the applesauce and mix some more.
  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder. stir everything together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk until just mixed. stir in the carrots and the apples. and add the walnuts.
  5. *here you can either use a greased 8" square pan, or line 2 muffin tins with cups*
    Pour the mixture into the pan (or cups!) and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes...until you can insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean
For the frosting
  1. In a bowl us an electric mixer to mix the cream cheese and Earth Balance, until combined. then add in the confectioners sugar 1/4 cup at a time. next add in the maple syrup and the vanilla and mix a final time until everything looks creamy and frostingy!
*you can use a knife to spread the frosting on the cake(s) once everything is completely cooled or you can use a piping bag with a decorative tip (like i did!) to make everything look fancy!*

 

Source: Recipe from Michelle @ BlingAndBones

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