very yummy DK! i made this for new year. my hubby loved it! i topped it with pistachio crumble.
I had been looking for a recipe like this since eveeer.. when i saw the cooked carrots i knew this was the step i was missing on my other trials.. .i absolutely loved it... and so my vegan girlfriend ♥
Using yogurt will not burn the cake nor will adding walnuts make it bitter (might if the walnuts are way too old!). The Baking temperatures will vary vastly depending on the type of your oven. The only suggestion would be reduce the temperatures a little bit and bake longer. Its all trial and error. Keep checking in regular intervals for the first few times you bake (not too much cos that will delay the cooking time since opening the doors will reduce the temperature in the oven) until you understand your oven
Thank you so much Earline for the feedback. Appreciate it :) --DK
You can try honey/agave nectar/Turbindo sugar/Jaggery (palm sugar) for replacing the sugar. Using Pureed fruits - in this carrots will help to replace some of the oil along with reducing the amount of sugar...
I havent tried anything else myself owing to the fact I love the combo of carrots and coconut - but I dont see any reason why any other fruit might not work (provided it gels wells with the carrot I suppose :) )
Thanks RG :) Personally I would not recommend EVOO since it has a flavor of its own and it might hinder with the rest of the ingredients. You would want to use a neutral oil which is flavorless. So vegetable oil is the best and so is corn oil. I think even peanut oil should work since it has no flavor of its own.
I have already provided for substitutions in the recipe - along with ingredients.