With a few ingredients and a very easy recipe, you can learn (and taste) the Brazilian way to prepare carrot cake.
servings: 15 to 20 servings
preparation time: 1h30min
3 large carrots
3 eggs (at room temperature)
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 tbs. cocoa powder
1 tbs. butter
2 tbs. sugar
1 ½ cup milk
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.
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.
- 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.