Vegan Carrot Cake with Pistachios

Carrot Cake is definitely my all-time favorite cake! And although it is the ‘signature’ cake of my boyfriend (and probably the only one he is baking 😉 ) it was my turn this time and I tried a new vegan recipe. And it was great! So moist and delicious! I baked it in a 20x13cm baking tin and cut it into little squares like brownies but the recipe will work also for loaf tins or round cake pans.



  • 200g grated carrots
  • 250 spelt flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g pistachios, chopped
  • 120g applesauce
  • 225 ml soy milk
  • 100 cup sugar (I used brown one)
  • 100 ml coconut oil (melted)
  • 250g cashews (soaked over night,  rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 50ml almond milk
  • 50g maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tbsp chopped pistachios (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease the baking pan.
  2. Grate the carrots and set them aside. In a big bowl mix all ingredients for cake and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Fold in the carrots gently. Bake for around 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cool down.
  4. For the frosting combine all ingredients in a food blender and blend for 1 minute until smooth. You might have to add a bit more almond milk. Spread over the cake and store the cake in the fridge as the frosting will firm up a bit.
  5. Sprinkle with pistachios before serving if you like.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Pauline says:

    Sounds so delish!! I definitly have to try it 🙂
    May I ask you what underground you take to make these awesome food pictures? 🙂
    Love Pauline ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much Pauline! Its a kitchen countertop, but just a piece of it. I picked it up in a DIY shop, they sold some cut-offs 🙂 Lots of Love to you! x

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Pauline says:

        I really need something like that! My pictures are alwyas just plane white 😀 Thanks a lot!


  2. chefkreso says:

    Delicious recipe, love the combo of carrot cake and pistachios 😄

    Liked by 1 person

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