I had carrot cake over Christmas and thought it would be a great cake to try and make eggless. The cake I had used crushed pineapple and coconut along with walnuts. My family is not too keen on pineapple or coconut so I left them out and I did use pecans as I had some leftover from Christmas baking. If you are allergic to nuts or a family member is, you can use the coconut instead of pecans. If you want to add pineapple I would increase the flour a little. This cake is very moist.
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 and 1/2 cup sugar
The add in:
- 1/2 cup sour cream*
- 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (or egg replacer equal to 2 eggs)
- 2 tsp vanilla
Mix well and then add:
- 3 cups finely grated carrots
- 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) or coconut
Sift together the dry ingredients:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Add to wet mixture and combine until just blended. Bake 350 degrees F in a tube pan for approximately 50 mins.
*Note: If you want to use just yogurt in this recipe, you can eliminate the sour cream and just use all yogurt instead brining to total to 1 cup of yogurt.
Cream Cheese Icing:
- 1 pkg softened cream cheese (8 oz)
- 1/4 cup softened butter
Then add and in:
- 2 and 1/4 cups icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat well. Add more icing sugar if it is too runny. Top the cake when cooled. Enjoy!
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How could I replace sour cream….
Yes, just replace it with yogurt. You will then use 1 cup yogurt instead.
I cut this recipe into half and baked in a 6″ pan..the cake wasnt cooked even after an hour and a half and the top was crusty. the cake turned out very oily…
what could have gone wrong?
I am not sure what happened unless you put too much oil in it? I haven’t made this particular cake in a while myself but sometimes cakes can be finicky when you halve it. Otherwise, sometimes when I try to halve a recipe I get the measurements wrong. I haven’t made this cake in a while but from what I recall this is one that worked well. Sorry you are having trouble.
I just baked this recipe again, using the full recipe. It turned out good as is. The only thing I noticed was it took about 50 minutes to bake instead of what I had listed before as 45. I did cook this in a tube pan which shortens cooking time.