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Vegan Carrot Molasses Cake Recipe

Samantha LoweSamantha Lowe
Vegan Carrot Molasses Cake Recipe

By omitting eggs, butter and milk, and using molasses as a sweetener, this recipe is almost as moist and thick as Christmas cake, with added texture from the shredded carrots. Frost the cake while warm to let it absorb into the top of the cake or leave it plain for use as a breakfast snack. While tempting to eat right away, let the dish sit for a day to let the flavors meld together and grow richer.

Vegan Carrot Molasses Cake Recipe


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 12

Calories per serving: 295

Fat per serving: 10g

Vegan Carrot Molasses Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • ¾ sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup almond milk, with 1 tsp of lemon juice mixed in
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch allspice
  • 1 pinch cardamom


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil a square baking dish. Set it aside.
  2. Combine the carrots, molasses, sugar, oil, vanilla and almond milk in a large bowl, whisking until smooth.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and cardamom together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, mixing until combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared dish and insert it into the oven. Allow to bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. If desiring icing, spread it on the top of the cake while still warm. Remove and let sit for a day before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 295
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 50g
Protein: 3g

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.