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Vegan Carrot Cake with Chocolate

It’s been like crazy the last few days. I’ve had too many things to do and so little time. Today I was out all morning and I’ve been cooking and baking since noon. We started fasting and they wanted something to eat. I made this cake today and it is very easy to make. You just mix everything together and it’s ready. The chocolate and marmalade glazing is something I added just the last minute.

I am submitting this recipe over to Gretchen Noel of Canella y Comino, who is hosting the event Thinks Spice …Think Cloves created by Sunita, of Sunita’s World.

Vegan Carrot Cake with Chocolate (Lenten)

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 1 hour


  • 700 grams of self rising flour
  • 400 grams of grated carrots
  • 1 glass (250 grams) corn oil
  • 1 glass (175 grams) sugar
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • zest of an orange
  • 100 grams of walnuts
  • 100 grams of raisins
  • 1 spoonful of lemon juice
  • 1 shot of brandy
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

For glazing

  • 1 couverture chocolate (without milk)
  • 1 tablespoon of margarine
  • 1 tablespoonful of orange or lemon marmalade (optional)


  1. Preheat oven at 180ο.
  2. In a big bowl whisk oil and sugar and add the grated carrot.
  3. In the orange and lemon juice dissolve the baking soda and add to mixture.
  4. Add all other ingredients except the walnuts, and glazing ingredients.
  5. Place in a greased and floured tin and place the walnuts on top. Bake for about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let it cool down and melt the chocolate together with the margarine in the microwave.
  7. Mix in the chocolate a spoonful of orange or lemon marmalade (I used my lemon marmalade) and glaze the cake.
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8 Responses

  1. Bellini Valli

    We are both entering so many events sis. We are just blogging fiends. I haven’t been keeping up with my promise to myself to blog every 2 days…we both still seem to blog each day:D Love the carrot cake it is always one of my favourites:D

  2. Ivy

    Hi sis, you are right, I am not keeping my promise not to post every day but this will change soon. Actually there are a lot of recipes I want to post for lent and East, so I am trying to post at least one a day. As for the events, I just check and see if my recipe fits in any event and if it does I submit it. I’m doing it the opposite way.

  3. Núria

    Ivy, take it easy!!!! You will have a heart atack!!! lol. Really, blogging and posting and reading other blogs can get a bit stressful! Slow down, chica 😀

    I’ve decided to post only 3 times a week and have weekends free and still I am short on time!!!

    Your cake looks delicious… now it’s noon here and with my diet meals this looks even more apetizing to me!!!! Thanks for the nice view 🙂

  4. Ivy

    You are right, I am bit stressed out, so definitely after Easter I shall restrict my posts to three a week.

  5. Maria

    Ivy your carrot cake looks so delish and you have a lovely blog here ;o)


  6. Ivy

    Hi Maria and welcome over to Greece. Thanks for your comment but have seen a lot of delicious food over at your blog as well.

  7. Rosie

    What a yummy looking carrot cake Ivy!! I know I would just love this I must try this recipe out 🙂

    Rosie x

  8. Gretchen Noelle

    Great idea to pair carrot cake with a chocolate marmalade icing! Delicious! Thanks for participating in Think Spice!