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Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Vegan Carrot Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 313 kcal

The Dreamiest Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting



  • 2 tabs chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup plant milk almond, soy, oat
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tabs lemon juice
  • 1 cup carrot (grated)
  • 1 cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven at 180deg Celsius.

  2. Grease a large sized cake tin and line with baking paper.

  3. Pop the chia seeds into a large bowl and add the boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. Allow the seeds to soak up the water.

  4. In the meantime, sift the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.

  5. Add the sugar to the dry ingredients and combine. Soften any lumps if you have some.

  6. Add the chopped walnuts to the dry mix as well.

  7. To the chia seeds add all the wet ingredients - apple sauce, milk, lemon juice, oil and grated carrot.

  8. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix gently till combined.

  9. Pour mix into prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes. Cake will be cooked when a skewer comes out clean.

  10. Allow cake to cool for at least 10 minutes and then turn out gently onto a cake rack to cool.

  11. Ice with whipped Coconut Cream Frosting or serve cake with frosting on the side as needed.

  12. If your cake is frosted you'll need to refrigerate. If you are serving cake without frosting keep in an airtight container at room temperature. Store frosting in the fridge and use as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Carrot Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2146IU43%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.