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AFYP: Vegan Carrot Cake Jars

Welcome to another “Advocate From Your Plate” recommended Vegan recipe.

I came across this recipe, contacted the creator via her blog at Love and Lemons and she graciously gave us permission to cross-post here.

This is such a cool idea. Carrot cake in a jar. Great idea for picnics, or anytime you want to transport a wonderful treat without a lot of fuss.

And this recipe if very, very tasty.

Vegan Carrot Cake Jars. Photo credit: Love and Lemons.
Vegan Carrot Cake Jars. Photo credit: Love and Lemons.



2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup almond milk (or vegan egg replacer)
1 lb. carrots (chopped)
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 oz. tofutti cream cheese
4 T. vegan butter
3 C. powdered sugar
1-2 T. non-dairy milk
1 t. vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In food processor, combine sugar, oil, and applesauce. Pulse for 10-20 seconds. Using the shredder disk, shred carrots into the mixture.

Transfer carrot mixture to a mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until all ingredients are combined – about one minute.

Fill jars 1/2 way full. Makes about 12 jars. If you have more batter than jars, put the rest in a baking dish. Or if you don’t have any jars, bake them in whatever you like.

Place jars in a shallow baking dish with 1/2 inch of water at the bottom. The water bath will promote even cooking and prevent the jars from breaking. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when touched.

Cool and spoon a dab of frosting on top.

Source: Recipe and photo courtesy of Love and Lemons. Thank you Jeanine.

Vegan Recipes are part of the The Horse Fund’s Advocate From Your Plate campaign.


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