RECIPE: Vegan Carrot Cake

 

Here is a great RECIPE for Mum’s Amazing Vegan Carrot Cake kindly donated by the Vegan Society and Rebecca from vegansparkles.com.

 

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You don’t need to be Vegan to appreciate this recipe though! I love carrot cake and this seems to be a fairly simple recipe.

 

Cake

 

 

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup vegan margarine

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 cup agave syrup

1 1 /4 cups self-raising flour

1/4 cup soy milk

1 cup grated carrots

1 cup walnuts, chopped

 

 

Method

 

 

Pre-heat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.

Combine applesauce, margarine, salt, cinnamon, agave, flour and soya milk until well mixed. Add carrots and walnuts.

Spread evenly in baking pan and bake for 45 minutes.

 

Frosting

 

 

1/2 cup vegan margarine

2 cups icing sugar

Juice from 1 lemon

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

 

 

Method

 

 

Mix icing sugar and margarine with a butter knife.

Add lemon juice very slowly – a little at a time – until desired consistency and taste is achieved.

Once cake is completely cooled, top with frosting and chopped walnuts.

Recently ITV soap Emmerdale has been running a storyline about Marlon keeping one of Paddy’s pigs as a pet. This inspires Gabby to give up meat and in a scene, Gabby doesn’t want to eat her bacon sandwiches. “It’ll just be like eating Mr Claws.” She says. Bernice responds with, “Mr Claws is a pet cat. Pigs aren’t pets.” “Paddy’s Pig is a pet”, Gabby retorts. An argument ensures and Gabby ends up throwing her lunchbox in the bin. Gabby comes home from school starving and Mum asks Marlon to persuade her to eat meat.

This ends up backfiring as Marlon and Gabby do some googling and as a result, we hear Gabby declaring “I’m not just going to be vegetarian. I’m going to be, what’s it called?… vegan.” Now Bernice is not sure what to do! A common problem now being faced my many mums in the UK.

 

 

So what does the term ‘vegan’ actually mean to you?

 

Have you experienced that too?

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