Carrot and Orange Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Carrot and Orange Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time: 15 | Cook Time: 32-38 | Serves: 12

This carrot cake blends together the delicious and complementary flavours of orange and chocolate, making for a delightfully decadent dessert. It also has subtle and warming hints of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon running throughout. Vegan and completely free of refined sugars - whats not to love?!

Ingredients

  • DRY
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Maca SuperProtein
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate or soda
  • 2 tsp dired cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • 1/4 tsp dried nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup raisins (35g)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (40g)
  • WET
  • 2 cups fresh grated carrot (230g)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 large orange plus zest
  • 1/4 cup plant based yoghurt (we used coconut)
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, melted (110g)
  • FROSTING
  • 1 cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Preheat the oven to  355F / 180C / 160 fan. 
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add the wet and stir to combine using a spatula until a batter forms. 
  • Grease a non stick 20 cm loose bottom springform pan with vegan butter or coconut oil. Add the batter and level the top with a spatula. 
  • Bake for 30 - 38 minutes or until you can insert and remove a skewer without crumbs sticking. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then place on a wire wrack to fully cool and firm up before icing. 
  • FROSTING
  • Note: You need to use a thick coconut yoghurt for this frosting to work. Coconut yoghurt that is coming closer to its sell by date is usually thicker.
  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir with a spatula to combine until smooth. If you find your frosting is a bit thinner than you’d like, place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up or ice the Carrot & Orange Cake and then place in the fridge.

Made using

Coconut Sugar - 250g Pouch
£4.00
Cold Pressed Coconut Oil - 500ml Jar
£7.00
Cacao Maca Protein Blend - 210g Tube
£12.00
Cacao powder - 125g Pouch
£4.00