Brazilian Carrot Cake

With a few ingredients and a very easy recipe, you can learn (and taste) the Brazilian way to prepare carrot cake.

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 15 to 20 servings

preparation time: 1h30min

 
Ingredients:

3 large carrots

3 eggs (at room temperature)

1 cup vegetable oil

3 cups sugar

3 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

Topping:

4 tbs. cocoa powder

1 tbs. butter

2 tbs. sugar

1 ½ cup milk

 

Directions:

1 – Cut carrots into small pieces.

2 – In a blender, beat carrots, eggs and oil to form a thick paste with tiny bits of carrot.

3 – Pour the mixture into a bowl and add sugar and flour, stirring gently, until the ingredients are completely incorporated.

4 – Add baking powder and mix lightly.

5 – Pour batter in a greased and floured pan and bake (in a pre-heated oven) for about 30 minutes (400ºF) or until the cake is completely baked.

6 – After baked, remove it from oven, make holes with a toothpick and spread the topping.

Topping:

1 – Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to high heat, stirring constantly.

2 – When it starts boiling, lower the heat to medium and stir until sauce is consistent (for about 15 to 20 minutes).

3 – Let it cool down and spread over the cake.

 
Tips:

  • Garnish with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
  • Make some extra topping (doubling the quantities, for example) and set aside. At serving time, heat the sweet sauce and cover each piece.
  • You can also use soybean or sunflower oils.

 

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