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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Image © The Full Helping
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.68

$0.68 per serving

131 people like this recipe

131 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:67%

Spoonacular Score: 67%

 

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting requires approximately 45 minutes from start to finish. This recipe makes 12 servings with 495 calories, 6g of protein, and 22g of fat each. For 68 cents per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from The Full Helping requires carrots, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanillan extract. 130 people have made this recipe and would make it again. Easter will be even more special with this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 67%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting, and LCHF Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Ingredients

Servings:
2.5 cups
2.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
whole wheat pastry flour
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps baking soda
baking soda
1 tsp
1 tsp baking powder
baking powder
1 tsp
1 tsp kosher salt
kosher salt
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps cinnamon
cinnamon
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps ginger
ginger
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps nutmeg
nutmeg
0.75 cups
0.75 cups dairy milk
dairy milk
1 tsp
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
1 cup
1 cup pumpkin puree
pumpkin puree
0.5 cups
0.5 cups vegetable oil
vegetable oil
0.75 cups
0.75 cups light brown sugar
light brown sugar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups granulated sugar
granulated sugar
2 cups
2 cups carrots
carrots
0.5 cups
0.5 cups raisins
raisins
8 oz
8 oz vegan cream cheese
vegan cream cheese
6 Tbsps
6 Tbsps butter
butter
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2.5 cups
2.5 cups confectioners' sugar
confectioners' sugar
2.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2.5 cups
whole wheat pastry flour
1.5 tsps baking soda
1.5 tsps
baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp
kosher salt
1.5 tsps cinnamon
1.5 tsps
cinnamon
0.75 tsps ginger
0.75 tsps
ginger
0.25 tsps nutmeg
0.25 tsps
nutmeg
0.75 cups dairy milk
0.75 cups
dairy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
apple cider vinegar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup
pumpkin puree
0.5 cups vegetable oil
0.5 cups
vegetable oil
0.75 cups light brown sugar
0.75 cups
light brown sugar
0.5 cups granulated sugar
0.5 cups
granulated sugar
2 cups carrots
2 cups
carrots
0.5 cups raisins
0.5 cups
raisins
8 oz vegan cream cheese
8 oz
vegan cream cheese
6 Tbsps butter
6 Tbsps
butter
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
0.5 tsps
vanilla extract
2.5 cups confectioners' sugar
2.5 cups
confectioners' sugar

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
stand mixer
stand mixer
toothpicks
toothpicks
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
stand mixer
stand mixer
toothpicks
toothpicks
whisk
whisk
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on The Full Helping

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.67
Ingredient
2 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup dairy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups carrots
1/2 cup raisins
8 ounces vegan cream cheese
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Price
$0.73
$0.01
$0.03
$0.12
$0.04
$0.25
$0.02
$1.40
$0.39
$0.53
$0.14
$0.45
$0.49
$1.62
$0.72
$0.15
$0.96
$8.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Believe it or not, some sources say you can substitute avocado puree for butter when making brownies. Try it and let us know how it turns out!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • To make baked goods lighter and sneak in some extra nutrition, you can swap half the butter or oil (sometimes even all of it!) with an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
494 Calories
5g Protein
21g Total Fat
76g Carbs
5% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
494
25%

Fat
21g
33%

  Saturated Fat
13g
83%

Carbohydrates
76g
25%

  Sugar
49g
55%

Cholesterol
16mg
6%

Sodium
483mg
21%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Vitamin A
6944IU
139%

Manganese
1mg
58%

Selenium
16µg
24%

Fiber
5g
23%

Phosphorus
146mg
15%

Magnesium
46mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Iron
1mg
10%

Potassium
327mg
9%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Copper
0.17mg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.17mg
8%

Calcium
82mg
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
7%

Zinc
0.83mg
6%

Folate
18µg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.38mg
4%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.3µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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