Baking with a toddler: Carrot Cake

 
 

I don't know about you but I love carrot cakes so I tried this 100% vegan carrot cake recipe (found here and adapted) with my daughter. It's really easy and fun to do with a toddler.

RECIPE:

  • 50 cl coconut cream
  • 150 g flour 
  • 2-3 grated carrots 
  • 2 packets of baking powder
  • 100 g sugar (I don't bake with sugar so I used a spoon of agave syrup)
  • the juice from squeezed orange
  • 1 table spoon of cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tea spoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tea spoon of cardamome
  • 1 little bowl of raisins
  • around 15 chopped nuts 
  • some coconut oil (you can add it in the end if your dough is too dry)

Usually I prepare all the ingredients on a large tray to show to my daughter what we have to do. Then I separate the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients on 2 different trays with 2 bowls. First we mix the wet ingredients, then the dry and then we mix everything together. Super easy! :)

1. Transfer the carrots into a large bowl:

 
 

2. Add all the wet ingredients to the carrots: orange juice, coconut cream and agave syrup (in this case). If you use sugar, add it to the dry ingredients

 
 

3. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. First add the baking powder to the flour, then the spices (cinnamon, cardamome, nutmeg, vanilla):

 
 

4. Add the nuts and the raisins:

 
 

5. Mix everything together:

 
 

At this point, I finished the dough alone because it became quite hard to mix it. 

6. Spread the dough in a cake pan and bake it in your oven (180°C for around 30 minutes).

Enjoy!

You can read here about the importance of cooking with a toddler.