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Dairy-free carrot cake

24 Jan

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, but no dairy? Oh yes, it can be done. I baked this cake for the first time last summer – a birthday cake for my boss. The frosting is made with an awesome soy-based cream cheese by Tofutti, called ‘better than cream cheese.’ Dig in, fellow lactose intolerants! ~ Paula

Cake

ingredients:

  •  1 3/4 cup sugar, minus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 4 tablespoons
  • 4 unbeaten eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus 4 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins

 method:

  1. Blend sugar and oil until creamy. 
  2. Add eggs (one at a time, but don’t over-beat them) and cream well. 
  3. Sift flour, soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon; add to first mixture. 
  4.  Fold in vanilla, carrots and nuts.
  5. Pour into 3 prepared 8 inch round baking pans (greased, bottoms lined with parchment paper and greased again, dusted with flour) and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

 Cream Cheese Frosting

 ingredients:

  • 16 ounces powdered sugar (*I used waaaaaaaaay less than this and it was still a little too much for my taste!)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

 method:

  1. Cream all ingredients together.
  2. Wait for cakes to cool completely, then frost!