Even though food is typically associated with celebrating just about any holiday, Valentine's Day in particular is associated with chocolate, candy and decadent desserts -- but maybe not vegan carrot cake. This healthy recipe from the Free People blog allows you to have your cake and eat it too as it provides you with the sweetness you're craving without the associated guilt. Of course, this vegan carrot cake recipe is also appropriate any time of the year, and is maybe even better suited to Easter.
From Free People blogger Numie Abbot, the cake is made with carrots, candied ginger, dates, walnuts, a maple cashew frosting and sprinkled coconut and shaved dark chocolate topping. Suitable for those with dietary restrictions, the recipe can also be altered to be entirely raw as well.