Orange Zest Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Frosting, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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orange zest carrot cake with cashew cream frosting vegan gluten free best recipe

Presenting…the new BeginWithin Nutrition blog!!!

Big things (well, big for me!) happened in the past few days!  My new blog was launched (many thanks to Karie Sullivan!), I hit over 500 Facebook likes and Finding Vegan shared my Toasted Coconut Chocolate Cream Pie recipe sending my stats soaring!

To celebrate, I baked a cake!  A carrot cake to be exact, my favorite kind…

Scented with orange zest and topped with a maple cashew cream frosting, pure bliss!

orange zest carrot cake with cashew cream frosting vegan gluten free recipe

I definitely will be making this again for Easter!

Mom, I saved you a piece this time!

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows

orange zest carrot cake with cashew cream frosting vegan gluten free best recipe
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Orange Zest Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Frosting

The best recipe for Orange Zest Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Frosting
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Baking Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 567kcal
Cost $10

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or coat a 10 inch round cake pan with cooking spray, set aside. Note: the original recipe used a 8×8 pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shredded carrots, flax seed meal, maple syrup, soy milk, canola oil, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and orange zest. Mix together and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Fold in raisins and toasted coconut.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool using a wire rack.
  • To make frosting: combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Note: Frosting will get thicker when chilled in the refrigerator.
  • Frost and enjoy 🙂

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Nutrition

Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 8204IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 3mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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