Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These are the delicious vegan carrot cake cupcakes that I had also made for the baby shower for my friend.  I never used to even like carrot cake, now I love a chance to make it!  The warm spices are perfect for a winter dessert.

I find that I usually have trouble making mini carrot cake cupcakes, maybe it is because there is so much ‘stuff’ for the batter to hold together in the tiny cup? So to try and avoid that this time, I chopped up my raisins so that they were more manageable are and I shredded the carrots extra small.

These small changes seemed to do the trick! After the cupcakes had cooled they came out of the cupcake wrappers much better than previous attempts. Whew! 

Since I couldn’t get my hands on any vegan cream cheese I made a vegan buttercream frosting and added a bit of butter flavoring to complement the carrot cake.  I think the flavor combo came out quite  nice.

And the little ninja still hasn’t made an appearance! I’m getting impatient :)

The original recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes take over the World.  I modified it a bit to work with the requests for the shower and what I had available in the house.  This makes 12 regular, or 3 dozen mini cupcakes.

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy milk 
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line you muffin pans with paper liners. Lightly spray the liners with baking or cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for a few minutes to curdle and thicken up
  3. Add the sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla, and mix well
  4. In a second bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and all spices
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet
  6. Add the carrots and raisins and mix until well distributed
  7. Fill the prepared liners and bake for 26 - 28 minutes (regular cupcakes), or 12 - 15 minutes for mini cupcakes
  8. Let cool before frosting
  9. Enjoy!


  1. very useful article, thank you very much and pardon me permission to share the article here admin :

    Obat gastroenteritis
    Obat radang sendi
    Cara menyembuhkan maag kronis

  2. given article is very helpful and very useful for my admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here hopefully helped :

    Obat penyakit vitiligo
    Cara menyembuhkan luka bakar
    Cara mengatasi sakit pinggang

  3. I should call attention to that I was dubiously mindful of some enormous sparkly gear in different parts of the exercise center however everything appeared to be too terrible, overwhelming and uproarious for my enjoying. How to make carrot cake....

  4. To write the best condolence message you need to follow some simple and easy tips which you found my blog.

  5. We all want to strong our body,But for the lack of time we didnot do proper workout.But you happy to hear that few best multi gyms in Kolkata open 24*7 where you can go anytime.

  6. Whenever there is a refreshing Coach Bags Clearance available the hype around the world is hard to picture. When you are paying a very high price tag for your Michael Kors Purses Sale you of course want it to be of a very high quality and that is what Coach Factory Outlet Online will supply you with. And you'll also find a best Ray Ban Outlet online.

    To find out if the logo in your New Yeezys is real or not, you can go online, and see correctly just what authentic Yeezy Boost 350 logo looks like. If the Cheap Air Force Onesthat you are planning to buy has a logo, which is even slightly different then it is surely not an original one. If you're getting Cheap Jordan Shoes For Men at reasonable price,just click here.