I'm officially in love with Cream Cheese Frosting. I know I should be talking about the cake first, but the fact is that I could have eaten this frosting with a spoon. And I know everyone else was thinking the same thing at my family's Easter get-together. I actually wasn't even going to tell anybody that I was the one who had made the carrot cake because I wanted everyone to try. And knowing my family (like I thought I did), they wouldn't go near something that wasn't filled with eggs and butter and I would be left with a whole cake. Although to my surprise, when everyone asked who made the cake and they found it was me, they didn't douse it with Holy Water. Ok, I'm exaggerating, but you get the point. It's hard to get people to try Vegan foods in a non-Vegan world, am I right? Luckily, everyone who tried said it was really good and tasted like "the real thing". Some even went back for seconds (myself included)!
I hope everyone had a great Easter celebration (if you celebrate)! For me, Easter is just a chance to get together with all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, parents and grandparents to talk, laugh, and pig out! And we did just that and more!
The huge giant ham in the middle of the table was still absolutely disgusting.
- 3/4 cup light oil (I used Safflower)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 1/2 cups grated carrot
- 1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Blend together the oil, vanilla, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, white sugar, and brown sugar. Over the bowl of wet ingredients, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Once the wet and dry ingredients are mixed together well, stir in the grated carrots and walnuts. The batter will be a little thick.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean. The top of the cake will be a dark brown color so don't worry! It's not burnt! Just be sure to watch it so that it doesn't burn!
Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 8 oz Vegan cream cheese
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract