Vegan Root Vegetable Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Author: Oddbox

Vegan Root Vegetable Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Squeeze extra veggies into your diet and fight food waste at the same time with this moist and scrumptious vegan vegetable cake.

It’s made from a mix of parsnips, carrots, and beetroot which make it wonderfully moist and earthy in flavour. Served with a sweet cream cheese frosting, it’s a must-make vegan cake.

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Oddbox has teamed up vegan pub The Spread Eagle to create delicious recipes to help fight food waste and show how tasty and versatile “surplus” and “wonky” winter produce can be.

For this delicious vegan vegetable cake recipe, carrots deemed ‘too big’ were used to make this scrumptious vegan root vegetable cake with a cream cheese frosting.

Total Time: 35 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 5

Rating:  

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 5

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 5)

  • For the root veg cake:
  • 20 20 g flour, mixed with 100g water
  • 50 50 g dark brown sugar
  • 50 50 g golden syrup
  • 75 75 g grated root veg - mix of parsnip, beetroot and carrot
  • 50 50 g veg oil
  • 80 80 g plain flour
  • 0.4 0.4 tsp baking powder
  • 0.2 0.2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 0.4 0.4 tsp ground ginger
  • For the cream cheese icing:
  • 20 20 g vegan butter
  • 0.6 0.6 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 60 60 g vegan icing sugar, sieved
  • 20 20 g vegan cream cheese

Method

  1. Mix the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients and stir together.  Pour into a lined gastro tray.
  2. Place into the oven and bake 180 degrees for 25 minutes.  Check the centre is cooked by using a toothpick.
  3. For the cream cheese icing, combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Once cake is cooled, use a piping bag, or knife to apply the icing.

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Oddbox

Oddbox

Oddbox is a community-powered weekly rescue mission to save delicious, fresh fruit and veg which is deemed “too big”, “too ugly”, the “wrong” colour, or “not needed” from going to waste. It delivers its boxes directly from the growers to people’s doorsteps across cities in England and Wales. With food waste being a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, Oddbox is building a community that together can play its part in fighting food waste and tackling climate change. With nearly three million boxes delivered since it launched in 2016, Oddbox has already saved 20,526 tonnes of food, with a goal of saving 150,000 tonnes by 2025.

www.oddbox.co.uk/

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