Carrots are just magical vegetables. Not only do they give food a delicious and different taste, but they are also very colorful and their rich orange coloring can make any food look delicious. Carrots are also very rich in nutrients especially vitamin A, C and E. Vitamin A in carrots helps in the maintenance of good eyesight. It also helps in the making of good skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin C and E are good antioxidants that are helpful in the detoxification of the body and in metabolic processes.
Carrots can be used in all kinds of recipes from casserole dishes to cakes. The vegan carrot cake is a very delicious cake that can be made for a birthday. Kids go absolutely crazy over cupcakes because the frosting-to-cake ratio tends to be higher on cupcakes than a traditional cake. Parents like cupcakes, too, because they preempt arguments over who got a larger slice of cake. Make cupcakes for your family members or friend’s next birthday, and get ready for fun.
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups carrot, grated
1 cup crushed pineapple
In a small bowl mix baking powder and applesauce into a foamy mixture, set aside.
In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Add oil, carrots, pineapple (some of the juice might help), and applesauce mixture. Mix well.
Add flaked coconut, nuts, or raisins if desired.
Scoop mixture into 24 cupcake liners.
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Once cooled, frost with icing.
This will ensure it is well baked and delicious.
To make an extravagant Birthday presentation, arrange seven frosted vegan carrot cupcakes on a platter. Then stack six on top of the previous seven. Next stack five cupcakes and then four on the next two layers. The final two cupcakes create the peak of this cupcake Birthday tower. Additionally, if you have a three-tier serving platter you may stack the cupcakes on this for presentation. You can also make shapes with cupcakes such a Christmas tree shape for Christmas or a bunny rabbit for an Easter Party or even a turkey for a Thanksgiving gathering. Or you may just simply display your cupcakes in a dessert stand making beautiful cupcake tower. There are so many ways to present these cupcakes that your only limitation is your imagination. It is very easy to make a vegan carrot cake using the ingredients mentioned above. It makes for a very exciting experience as one gets to try out new flavors such as carrot and banana cake. These are very delicious and people who are not vegan can try it.
You might also want to try out using other fruit and vegetables into your cupcakes, like Vegan Birthday Cake or bananas as these make some incredible cupcakes too. The chocolate vegan cakes are incredibly delicious and if you have never had some, you might want to try it out.