carrot cake recipe | easy carrot cake recipe | eggless carrot cake recipe

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carrot cake recipe with step by step pics. decadent and delicious easy carrot cake made without eggs. since carrots are in season, i am sharing this eggless cake recipe.

like my most cake recipes, this carrot cake is also made with whole wheat flour. though you can also make it with all purpose flour (maida). the cake tastes good and is filling. there is a slight denseness in the cake due to whole wheat flour.

eggless carrot cake recipe

i tried testing carrot cake with different methods and ingredients five times. but this recipe gave me the best result. i have used my whole wheat cake recipe as a base recipe to make this carrot cake.

this carrot cake keeps well and can be refrigerated for about 2 weeks easily. i have not made any frosting for the cake, but a chocolate frosting, sugar glaze or cream cheese icing will go well.

since i have used sweetened condensed milk, i have not added any sugar in the recipe. so the cake is just sweet which is fine with us. for more sweetness you can add a few tablespoons of sugar.

few more desserts you can make with carrots are:

serve carrot cake as tea time sweet snack or as a dessert.

if you are looking for more egg free cakes recipes then do check chocolate cake, banana cake, orange cake, butter cake and honey cake recipe.

carrot cake recipe:

carrot cake recipe
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carrot cake recipe

decadent and delicious carrot cake made without eggs. the carrot cake tastes good and is filling. 

course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 55 minutes
total time 1 hour 10 minutes
servings 1 loaf
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

dry ingredients for carrot cake:

  • 1.5 cups levelled whole wheat flour or 180 grams
  • 1.5 teaspoons levelled baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder - optional
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder

wet ingredients for carrot cake:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk or 400 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk - chilled or at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil - use neutral tasting oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots or 190 to 200 grams carrots or 1 large Delhi red carrot

how to make recipe

preparation for carrot cake recipe:

  1. rinse, peel and finely grate the carrot. 

  2. grease a loaf pan very well with oil. also preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

sifting dry ingredients for cake batter:

  1. in a sieve, take all the dry ingredients mentioned above. 

  2. sift and keep aside. 

mixing liquid ingredients:

  1. in another bowl pour sweetened condensed milk. for a more sweet cake you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar.

  2. add vanilla extract, sunflower oil and milk. 

  3. with a wired whisk begin to stir and mix the wet ingredients briskly for 1 to 2 minutes to a smooth mixture. 

  4. now add the grated carrots to the mixed liquid ingredients. mix again well.

making carrot cake batter:

  1. pour the liquid ingredients in the sifted dry ingredients.

  2. with a spatula using cut and fold technique, fold the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients.

  3. use light pressure from hand and fold well. also do note, not to over do the folding. the batter should have volume and should not fall flat or become dense and thick. it should have a pouring consistency.

  4. pour the carrot cake batter in the prepared pan.

  5. gently shake and tap the pan so that the cake batter spreads evenly in the pan.

baking eggless carrot cake:

  1. place loaf pan on the center rack in the preheated oven. bake at 180 degrees celsius for 50 minutes to 1 hour. if using an OTG then heat only the bottom heating element. since temperatures vary from oven to oven, the time taken will be less or more than what is mentioned here.

  2. after 30 to 45 minutes, cover the top of the pan with an aluminium foil. since condensed milk is used, this cake gets browned from top too fast.

  3. continue to bake till the cake is done and a wooden skewer comes out clean.

  4. place the cake pan on a wired rack to cool.

  5. once the cake becomes warm or cools down, then with a butter knife loosen the edges. invert the cake on a chopping board.

  6. then slice the cake and serve. leftover cake can be easily refrigerated.

  7. serve carrot cake as tea time sweet or as a dessert.

how to make easy carrot cake recipe:

preparation:

1. firstly rinse and then peel 190 to 200 grams carrots or 1 large delhi red carrot. grate with a fine grater. in cup measure, you will need 1 cup of grated carrots.

carrots to make eggless carrot cake recipe

2. grease a loaf pan very well with oil. also preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

b) sifting dry ingredients for carrot cake batter:

3. in a sieve, take 1.5 cups levelled whole wheat flour (180 grams). all purpose flour (maida) can be used instead of whole wheat flour (atta).

making eggless carrot cake recipe

4. add 1.5 teaspoons levelled baking powder, 1 pinch salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder (optional) and ½ teaspoon ginger powder. you can skip nutmeg or ginger powder if you do not have them.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

5. sift the dry ingredients. keep the bowl aside.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

mixing liquid ingredients:

6. in another bowl pour sweetened condensed milk from 1 can (400 grams). for a more sweet cake you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

7. add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

8. pour ¼ cup sunflower oil. use neutral tasting oil. you can also use olive oil.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

9. add ½ cup milk. milk can be chilled or at room temperature.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

10. with a wired whisk begin to stir and mix the wet ingredients briskly for 1 to 2 minutes. you should get a smooth mixture.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

11. now add the grated carrots to the mixed liquid ingredients.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

12. mix again well.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

making carrot cake batter:

13. pour the liquid ingredients in the sifted dry ingredients.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

14. with a spatula using cut and fold technique, fold the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients. to check how folding is done, you can the youtube video on this link – eggless banana bread

making eggless carrot cake recipe

15. use light pressure from hand and fold well. also do note, to over do the folding. the batter should have volume and should not fall flat or become dense and thick. it should have a pouring consistency. you can add ¼ cup milk more if the batter looks doughy or too thick.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

16. pour the carrot cake batter in the prepared pan.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

17. gently shake and tap the pan so that the cake batter spreads evenly in the pan.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

baking eggless carrot cake:

18. place loaf pan on the center rack in the preheated oven. bake at 180 degrees celsius for 50 minutes to 1 hour. if using a regular oven or an OTG then heat only the bottom heating element (do not heat the top element – use bake option in the OTGs available in india). since temperatures vary from oven to oven, the time taken will be less or more than what is mentioned here.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

19. after 30 to 45 minutes, cover the top of the pan with an aluminium foil. since condensed milk is used, this cake gets browned from top too fast.

making eggless carrot cake recipe

20. continue to bake till the cake is done and a wooden skewer comes out clean.

eggless carrot cake recipe

21. place the cake pan on a wired rack to cool.

eggless carrot cake recipe

22. once the carrot cake becomes warm or cools down, with a butter knife loosen the edges. invert the cake on a chopping board.

eggless carrot cake recipe

23. then slice the carrot cake and serve. leftover eggless carrot cake can be easily refrigerated.

eggless carrot cake recipe

24. serve carrot cake as tea time sweet or as a dessert. for more delicious carrot based recipes you can check this collection of 37 carrot recipes.

carrot cake without eggs recipe

About

dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.



10 thoughts on “carrot cake recipe | easy carrot cake recipe | eggless carrot cake recipe

  1. Hi Dassana
    I just tried yummy carrot cake.it turned out awesome.very easy nd delicious cake. Thanks a lot.
    Only temperature and timings I changed.i started wd 140 degree for approx 35-40 min .it was almost cook but upper crust was almost white so I raised the temp to 160 degree for 10 min but still proper browning was not there then I set 180 degree for last 10 min.
    Colour taste texture all perfect

    • thanks for sharing this harmeet. nice to know that the carrot cake turned out perfect. depending on the heating in the oven, the temperatures and timing can be changed or altered. even i experiment on occasions with the timing and temperature.

  2. HiDasana ,
    What is the substitute for condensed milk. Can it be just sugar and milk , what is the proportion .

    Thanks
    Viji

    • Welcome Viji. There is no substitute for condensed milk in this carrot cake recipe.

  3. Hello! Amit,

    I have Wilton Heart Tasty Fill Pan which helps, me to bake 2 cakes with a ‘Hollow’ so, that I can fill it up with a frosting.
    The challenge I’m facing is, all the recipes for this novelty pan recommend many eggs, mainly for holding the frosting from inside and outside as well.

    Please, suggest if your ‘Eggless Carrot Cake’ recipe can help me overcome this challenge.
    to make a cake support frosting from inside and outside

    Thanking in anticipation.

    • devasena, i checked for the wilton heart tasty fill pan on google. this recipe will work. so you can go ahead.

  4. Hi Dasana,
    I loved your carrot cake recipe. And I really want to try it but we are vegans. Can u suggest a vegan substitute for condensed milk and milk?
    Also just to let you know I am a big fan and follower of your website.
    Your recipes never fail to impress my fussy family!!
    Thanks for all your efforts!!

    • SK, i did try two times using vegan ingredients, but both times the carrot cake did not turn out well. instead of condensed milk, you can use coconut cream. but here you will need to add sugar. i tried the vegan method with ½ cup of unrefined cane sugar and it was sweet enough. so you can use ½ cup sugar. for more sweetness you can add upto ⅔ or ¾ cup sugar. but i did use carrots which were sweet. if the carrots are not sweet, then you can consider increasing the sugar.

      for milk, you can use almond milk, cashew milk, rice milk or coconut milk. with coconut cream and coconut milk, there will be coconut flavor and aroma in the cake, which will taste good.

      thanks a lot and welcome.

      • Hi Dassana,

        I was going to ask the same exact question – about making this cake vegan !

        Do you think apple sauce may be a good substitute for condensed milk as I have seen carrot cake recipes incorporate them? Perhaps I can add a combination of apple sauce and sugar —any tips/ suggestions for the amount to use ?

        By the way , I love all your recipes and website. Every single time I try a recipe from your site, it turns out well without fail 🙂 I ve recommended your site to all my friends n family as well who are interested in cooking !

        take care and thank you !

        Vidhya

        • vidhya, apple sauce is a good substitute for eggs. but in this cake, carrot give a lot of moisture when baking as well as after mixing the batter. so one need to use a substitute which has more viscosity, thickness and heavy. so thus coconut cream fits these requirements. apple sauce can make the cake very moist and soft. in fact i tested making with curd also, but the recipe did not work. you can use apple sauce in combination with coconut cream or thick coconut milk. i think this combination will work.

          thanks for the lovely feedback and also for sharing the site with your family and friends. hugs and you too take care.

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