Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 30 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups (188g) All Purpose Flour*

1 cup (200g) Light Brown Sugar

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

3/4 tsp Nutmeg

2 Flax Eggs (2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed + 6 Tbsp Hot Water)

1 and 3/4 cup (192g) Grated Carrot*

1/3 Cup (80ml) Canola Oil (or Vegetable Oil)

2 Tbsp Applesauce

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Distilled White Vinegar (or Apple Cider Vinegar)

4 cups (480g) Powdered Sugar

1/2 cup (112g) Vegan Butter

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2–3 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners. Set aside.

2Sift all purpose flour into a mixing bowl and add light brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix together.

3Prepare your flax eggs by adding 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal to a bowl and adding in 6 tablespoons of hot water (from the kettle). Let it sit for a minute to become gloopy.

4Add the flax eggs, grated carrot, oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and vinegar and mix into a thick batter.

5If the batter seems too thick to come together then step away from the bowl for 2-3 minutes and then come back to it and mix again. The moisture from the freshly grated carrot will seep into the batter, so that when you mix it again it will come together into a batter.

6Divide the batter between the 12 cupcake liners.

7Bake for 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of one of the cupcakes, it should come out clean.

8Let the cupcakes cool for a few minutes and then remove them from the cupcake pan and transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

9Prepare your frosting by adding the powdered sugar, vegan butter, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice to the bowl of your stand mixer.

10Start at slow speed, gradually increasing speed until the frosting is thick and smooth. If needed, add the extra lemon juice.

11When the cupcakes are completely cool, pipe on the frosting and decorate with chopped walnuts.

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