Brazilian Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This is a very traditional Brazilian cake, and one of my husband’s favorite recipes. You can find this cake in some cafes in Brazil, but this is mostly a home recipe.

I remember eating this cake at my gramma’s house when young, and her recipe is the best I ever tasted.

The cake has a beautiful color, it’s moist and not too sweet. I know that 2 cups of sugar sounds a lot, but trust me, the cake is not overly sweet.

It’s a very easy and quick cake recipe, made basically in the blender and with ingredients that we always have at home, but the simplicity of the recipe do not compromise the rich flavor.

I’m sure that kids and grown ups will love this cake!


To cook listening to Céu.

Brazilian Carrot Cake Recipe

For the dough

3 Carrots, medium size

3 Eggs

1 Cup of oil

2 Cups all purpose flour

2 Cups white sugar
1 Tablespoon of baking powder

Chocolate Topping

1 Tablespoon of margarine

1/2 Cup of milk

5 Tablespoons of chocolate powder

4 Tablespoons of sugar

Preheat oven at 350F degrees.

In the blender blend together the carrot cut in large pieces, eggs and oil.

Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.

Then combine the carrot mixture with the dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour the dough in a large sprayed pan and place in the middle of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

While cake is in the oven, in a medium pan mix all the topping ingredients together, bring to a medium-high heat and stir it until the sauce starts to get thick.

To make sure that the cake is ready, place a toothpick in the center of the cake, and if the toothpick comes out clean, that means your cake is ready.

Spread the topping all over the cake and let it cool down.

Cut in large pieces and bom apetite!

Published in: on November 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

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