Reviews written by gocubsgirl
Eh, too sweet for my tooth
Made this last night. I'm always looking for a good, healthy yet tasty vegan carrot cake. And I should preface this by saying there's nothing on this page claiming to be healthy - so my other vegan friends might like it better.
The cake batter is very dense and thanks to the heavy spicing, is tasty, but way too sweet for me. Would like to try it again using 1/2 - 2/3 the various sugars in this and maybe swap out the pineapple for bananas for more fluffiness?
The frosting was so heavy with shortening that the mouth feel was just disgusting. And it only barely covered 1/2 the cake at 1/4". I even added another 1/4 cup of sugar, splash more of the flavorings and almond milk, but still nasty. I created a second batch that used 1/2 the shortening asked for and blended the 2 batches together - better, but you lose the stiffness that you see in the photo above.
Still searching for that healthy, tasty, vegan carrot cake.