Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vegan Carrot Cake

I had an interview with a vegan cafe/bakery, and I wanted to "wow" them with a sample. And as you all know, while I'm very diligent to baking from scratch, I've never touched the whole gluten-free, vegan, etc alternatives of baking. I live right next to a Sprouts which offers all the great alternatives needed though - so I wasn't completely lost!

The recipe from Hell Yeah It's Vegan! Classic Vegan Carrot Cake

Looks very "organic" and "natural" no?

Tough to get out of the pan. I made an oopsie. :(
But I was able to salvage some to create a nice sampler piece.

I like carrot cake. So the cake part was really good. Maybe a bit on the oily side.
The frosting didn't come out that great. It was edible - not the classic cream cheese frosting most people know. For me it was missing that "tang" of the cream cheese. I might try another vegan cream cheese next time. Plus I also ended up using a vegan butter (Earth Balance), that wasn't unsalted - oops. Double oops when the recipe calls for margarine.


Cinnamon-Girl said...

I bet your being hard on yourself! The cake looks delicious! All of my gluten free baking attempts have bombed...big time.

ila said...

dude, an interview? lady, youdintellmeanything!!