Homemade Delicious Vegan Carrot Cake

When flax seed is used in this recipe, it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.  We chose not to put any icing on it to decrease the sugar content.  Enjoy as a perfect end to your Christmas dinner!


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp flax meal (ground flax seed)
  • 9 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/3 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (cut into small pieces)


  1. In a small bowl whisk flax meal with water until mixture is gooey and all flax meal is combined well in water
  2. In a medium bowl mix vegetable oil with brown sugar, then add flax meal mixture and vanilla extract and mix well (You can use a blender to mix these ingredients faster)
  3. In another medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (dry ingredients)
  4. Add a little bit of the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients until it is all combined well and all of dry ingredient mixture is added to wet ingredients.
  5. Then add carrots and walnuts mix well
  6. Pour batter into baking sheet (10 x 10)
  7. Bake in oven at 350 F for 35 min

Serves: 6-8

Prep Time and Cook Time: 60 min

Allergen Warning – this recipe contains gluten.