Although a white cake is traditional for weddings, I’ve always liked carrot cake, and even had carrot cake at my own wedding years ago.
It looked like a regular wedding cake under its layers of swirled white frosting, but the carrot cake underneath provided a delightful surprise for our guests.
I don’t think that any of them had ever experienced carrot cake served as a wedding cake before.
That was just one of the ways that we made our wedding special and unique.
Of course a vegan wedding reception will no doubt provide many different surprises for the guests, from the lack of animal products in the bride and groom’s wardrobes, to the organic wines served at the reception dinner, to the eggless-butterless-milkless vegan wedding cake being served.
I guess that the easiest way to get a vegan wedding cake is to track down a bakery or specialty baker that has already had some experience creating vegan cakes and pastries.
You can always go on the Internet to start looking, as there are websites that feature all of the vegan and vegetarian bakeries in the U.S., making it relatively simple to find one in your area.
Or, you can also check with your local health food store to see if they have a vegan bakery that supplies the store and go from there.
Fortunately, with so many people turning to vegan and vegetarian diets, finding a baker to make a vegan wedding cake isn’t the ordeal it would have been ten years ago.
Of course, you can always make your own vegan wedding cake, if you want to add that to your already formidable list of things to do to prepare for your wedding.
Personally, I don’t recommend baking your own cake because of the amount of time it takes to prepare, bake and decorate a wedding cake.
However, if you’re up for the challenge, here’s a recipe for an absolutely yummy and nutritious vegan carrot cake.
Mix together dry ingredients:
13 1/2 cups spelt flour
1/4 cup baking powder
4 1/2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 1/2 tsp salt
Mix wet ingredients well in separate bowl:
4 1/2 lbs tofu (blend until smooth)
8 lbs grated carrots
3 3/4 cups canola oil
9 cups sucanut
4 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups orange juice concentrate
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Fold into mixture:
3 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
3 3/4 cups raisins
Smear oil and flour in around 4 pans of varying sizes.
Bake for 30 minutes – 15 hours, depending on pan size.
Let cool completely.
Frost it with this Creamy Glaze Topping
Blend the following:
2 1/4 lbs silken tofu
1 1/4 tsp salt
4 1/2 Tbsp oil
4 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
13 1/2 Tbsp honey
(Note: You may need to adjust or add agar flakes and arrow root for thickness.)
This cake should go well with the rest of your vegan wedding food.