Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 290g plain or wholemeal flour

  2. 100g light brown soft sugar

  3. 100g caster sugar

  4. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  5. 2 teaspoons ground allspice

  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  8. 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

  9. 1 teaspoon salt

  10. 3 egg equivalent of Ener-g egg subsitute

  11. 300g grated organic carrots

  12. 150g desiccated coconut

  13. 1 small tin crushed pineapple

  14. 180ml vegetable oil (or nut oil)

  15. 60ml good quality maple syrup

  16. 1 vanilla bean pod

  17. 100g chopped walnuts or pecans

  18. For the cream "cheese" frosting:

  19. 220g soya cream cheese

  20. 75g vegan margarine (soya tastes nicest)

  21. 1 vanilla bean pod or 1 teaspoon essence

  22. 250g icing sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Line the bottom of three 9" cake tins with parchment and lightly grease with low fat "butter" spray.

  2. In a large bowl mix together: flour, bicarb, baking powder, salt, allspice, cinnamon and ginger. In a separate bowl using an electric whisk mix the egg replacer and sugar until creamy, add the vanilla, oil and maple syrup.

  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until well blended. Add the carrots, coconut, pineapple and nuts and mix well. Divide the mixture equally between the 3 tins.

  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool slightly before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.

  5. Using an electric whisk, beat the margarine and cream cheese until just mixed together; do not over-beat. Sieve the icing sugar into the mixture and stir until well mixed, add the vanilla and mix again. Chill the icing until the cake is cooled completely.

  6. Decorate with halved walnuts or pecans. Chill for about 4 hours or overnight if possible (if you can wait that long!!).


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