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Vegan Carrot Cake

Serves: 6 peopleRecipe course: CakesTotal time (min.): N/AComplexity (1 to 3): 1
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Tools

Food Processors
Knife blade

Ingredients

Ingredients 1 
Carrots 100 grams
Raisins 85 grams
Pumpkin seeds 35 grams
Walnuts 40 grams

Ingredients 2 
Banana  2 
Ground flax  3 Tbsp. 
Coconut oil  100 grams
Maple syrup  2 Tbsp. 
Orange     1 
Apple cider vinegar 1.5 Tbsp. 

Ingredients 3 
Plain flour 150 grams
Rolled oats 50 grams
Ground ginger 0.5 tsp. 
Ground cinnamon 1 tsp. 
Ground cardamom 0.25 tsp. 
Baking powder 1 tsp. 
Bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp. 

Ingredients 4 
Almond milk  3 Tbsp. 

Ingredients 5 
Cashew nuts 150 grams
Maple syrup 3 Tbsp. 
Coconut oil 3 Tbsp. 
Lemon  1

Method

Prep. (Before you begin) 

1 - Trim, peel and grate the carrots. 
2 - Toast and break up the walnuts. 
3 - Peel the bananas. 
4 - In a small bowl mix the flax seed with 8 tbsp of water and let soak for 10 minutes.
5 - Zest and juice the orange. 
6 - Soak the cashew nuts overnight in cold water. 
7 - Juice the lemon. 

Getting started

​​​​​​​1 - Fit the Knife blade to the food processor bowl. 
2 - Grease and line the loaf tin. 
3 - Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
 
Stage 1 

1 - Add Ingredients 1 (carrots, raisins, pumpkin seeds, walnuts) into a large bowl.
2 - Mix together until combined. 
3 - Set aside.
 
Stage 2 
 
1 - Add Ingredients 2 (banana, flax seed mixture, oil, syrup, zest and juice, vinegar) into the food processor bowl.
2 - Attach the lid and ensure it is locked into place.
3 - Blend until smooth. 
 
Stage 3
 
1 - Add Ingredients 3 (flour, oats, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda) into a clean large bowl.
2 - Start the machine on speed 3. 
3 - Slowly add the dry ingredients. 
4 - Mix until everything is combined, and the mixture is smooth. 
 
Stage 4 

1 - Add Ingredients 4 (milk) to the food processor. 
2 - Add the carrot mixture. 
3 - Mix on speed 1 until combined. 
4 - Pour the batter into the loaf tin. 
5 - Bake for 1 hour at 180°C.
6 - Turn out onto a wire rack.
7 - Let cool.
 
Stage 5 

1 - Clean the food processor bowl and fit the Knife Blade.
2 - Add Ingredients 5 (cashew nuts, syrup, oil, lemon juice) into the food processor bowl.
3 - Blend until a smooth mixture is formed. 
4 - Chill until ready to use. 
5 - Spread the icing on the cake.
6 - Serve. 
7 - To Serve. Decorate with coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds.

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