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Vegan Carrot Cake (Bolo de Cenoura)

Vegan Carrot Cake | Eat Yourself Green

Easter is finally here!!! And for those of you who read my last post, you are already warned that I’m not making chocolate eggs (as I suck at making them). So I decided to share my take on an Australian classic: Carrot Cake.

As you may have noticed, this carrot cake looks a tad bit different from the ones you are used to. This beauty here is the Brazilian version of it. And in Brazil we love our chocolate very much, so we spread everywhere…and this cake turns out soooo much better than the regular one (sorry, no hard feelings, please) with chocolate on top. Let’s be honest, what doesn’t taste good with chocolate, right?

Vegan Carrot Cake | Eat Yourself Green

Plus, this recipe has an even better twist as it is vegan and pretty healthy too. With wholemeal and organic ingredients, this dessert will certainly adapt to your healthy lifestyle like a piece of cake this holiday season (ha! see what I did there?) ?

Easter is a beautiful holiday. For most of you, especially in the Northern hemisphere, it’s Spring time which means it’s time for cleansing and renewing. For the Southern hemisphere it’s time to prepare for the winter. In any case, it means change to most of us. Time to be grateful and appreciate the great things that we have had so far and the ones that are to come.
Isn’t that beautiful? I’m certainly grateful for so much abundance and love in my life. What are you grateful for?
I’m also really grateful for the beautiful cake I’m about to eat too. So let’s get down to business and talk about this cake.

This Carrot Cake is particularly delicious because it’s packed with vegetables. Vegetables make life a lot lighter and healthier, right? As they do make this cake a very light and delicious option instead of those sugar packed recipes. Perfect for the kids to dig in plus it’s packed full of good nutrients too. I chose to use organic and whole ingredients as they make it a more nutritiously dense option and just a tiny bit naughty. Life is about balance after all.

So, let’s do it?

Vegan Carrot Cake | Eat Yourself Green

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Vegan Carrot Cake (Bolo de Cenoura)
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A classic cake with a Brazilian twist.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Serves: 18
For the cake:
  • 2 large organic carrots (room temperature)
  • ½ cup organic coconut oil melted
  • 1½ cups of organic oat milk (room temperature)
  • 3 cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
For the icing:
  • 100gr 80% dark chocolate (vegan)
  • 4 tbsp of coconut cream (the top layer of the can)
  • 10 drops of Stevia (optional)
  1. Firstly, pre heat the oven on 180°C.
  2. Grease a pan with a hole and set aside.
  3. In the food processor, add the peeled carrots in large chunks, the coconut oil and the oat milk (note: warm the milk a little so when added to the coconut oil, it won't harden the oil) and blend until homogeneous, then set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the flour, sift the brown sugar and the salt. Mix until all even.
  5. Add the carrot mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Lastly, add the baking powder and mix one last time.
  7. Pour in the pan and put in the oven for about 40-50 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, for the icing, melt the chocolate in bain-marie.
  9. Then add the coconut milk and stevia drops and mix well.
  10. Once the cake is slightly cold spread the chocolate icing on top and serve.


Enjoy it and Happy Easter to you all!

Larissa x

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  • Reply
    28/03/2016 at 12:16 am

    Oh I’ve not tried a carrot cake with chocolate on before what a nice twist. Thanks for sharing, Chloe.

    • Reply
      Larissa Tedesco
      30/03/2016 at 11:26 am

      Chocolate makes everything better isn’t it? It’s certainly a nice twist 😉

      • Reply
        Dave K ight
        23/05/2019 at 1:15 am

        I am vegan and my girlfriend is Brazilian so I really want to make this cake but, being from the UK, I just cannot get on withcup measurements and I cannot find a suitable, simple recipe which fits the bill. I like grams and millilitres. Is there any way of converting this recipe?

  • Reply
    29/11/2019 at 11:51 am

    I made this and it was terrible. I followed the recipe exactly how it is listed and it was so dense and tasted like pure flour. Every recipe I have seen says 2 cups of flour. Is the 3 cups of flour in this recipe a mistake? It was truly inedible and I’m so disappointed.

    • Reply
      Larissa Tedesco
      02/12/2019 at 8:38 am

      Hi Jo, so sorry to hear that you had a bad turn at making this cake. I always try to make recipes that are simple and delicious and I’ll come back to you in regards to measurements. Ingredients also tend to be different in each location so variations occur, so maybe that was one of the reasons why this happened.
      Thanks for your time in giving your feedback.

    • Reply
      Patricia Miranda
      14/05/2020 at 8:48 am

      I had the exact same problem Jo! The cake didn’t rise at all and it tasted very bad even though I followed the recipe exactly how is written. I was hoping that by now it would be adjusted but apparently not.

  • Reply
    Patricia Miranda
    14/05/2020 at 8:46 am

    I am Brazilian and totally love carrot cake is my all time favorite. Unfortunately this cake just doesn’t come up for nothing. It gets very dense almost like a pudding texture and doesn’t lift. I tried this recipe 2 times paying extra attention and tried 2 different pans to see if that wasn’t the problem and I had the exact same outcome. It is very unfortunate but I had to throw the whole thing in the trash because there was no way of eating that. I just read a comment complaining about the same problem so I think the recipe needs adjustments if total different people are experiencing the same issues. I hope to see an update so I can give this a third try, not ready to give up! Thank you

    • Reply
      Larissa Tedesco
      09/06/2020 at 11:47 am

      Oi Patricia,

      Sorry you had issues when making this cake. I’ve made amendments to wording to make it clearer but as others are experiencing I’ll review again the recipe to bring better instructions or any necessary change.

      Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

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