This extra juicy, delicious & healthy raw vegan carrot cake will make getting your vitamin A the highlight of the day!
Did you know vitamin A and beta-carotene is often made from oil? Yup, that stinking black stuff. And here I was, thinking they actually extract it from carrots or something.
I just discovered this recently while touring one of the biggest chemical companies in the world, which conveniently happens to have its headquarters just a few miles from my apartment.
Sure, oil is basically a bunch of really old decomposed plants, so it’s technically natural but I couldn’t help but think this was a little, er… gross. I don’t even want to know what the other synthetic vitamins and minerals are made of (by the way, in case of vitamin E, it’s oil again).
Maybe I’m being too touchy… anyway, this discover did give me a huge craving for some naturally sourced vitamin A so I immediately went and bought about two pounds of carrots and a bag of sweet potatoes.
And made an all-natural and vitamin A packed raw vegan carrot cake! No disgusting black liquid going on here, just pure carrot-raisin-nut goodness. This cake has definitely become my favorite way to stock up on this vitamin (you get your entire daily dose from just one slice) and even a bunch of other important nutrients.
Plus it’s so good for you; you don’t need to feel guilty about going back for seconds :)
- ⅔ cups (80g) walnuts
- 1 and ⅓ cup (220g) raisins
- 5 medium (300g) carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon (hardcore cinnamon lovers, increase to 1 teaspoon :) )
- 2 tablespoons (15ml) coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (recipe for a homemade one here)
- 1 batch raw cream cheese frosting (recipe in my free e-book, download it here)
- Put all ingredients except for the frosting in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is compact and sticks together.
- Push half of the “dough” evenly into an 8 inch pan and cover with half of the frosting.
- Repeat the process, cover with foil and let cool completely before slicing.
What’s your favorite vitamin A source? Carrots? Pumpkins? Sweet potatoes?
View Raw Vegan Carrot Cake’s Nutritional Information
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