This Brazilian popular cake is soft and moist, and with a really lovely light orange color. It’s a really unique flavor, but not weird at all. It’s just sweet, soft and delicious.
What I love about this Brazilian carrot cake, and as well as this Chocolate Cake, is that they are very simple to make. They are made in a blender and take less than 15 minutes to put together. Most often you just need to put your ingredients in the blender, turn it on, empty into a baking tin, and bake. Simple! No electric or hand mixer, no KitchenAid, just blend it up. And no need to cook the carrots.
Brazilian carrot cake is very different from the Canadian/American version. There are no carrot chunks in it, it is orange, no cream cheese frosting, this sunny puff of a cake is instead hugged with this shiny Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe (AKA Brigadeiro), instead of creamy tang. It’s a comforting, not-too-sweet any-day cake, and is perfect to serve with coffee or tea.
- 1/2 cup Oil
- 2 cups All purpose flour - all-purpose flour
- 3 Egg
- 300 g Carrot - (about 3 large carrots) peeled and sliced into small chunks
- 2 cups Sugar - (white)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract - (optional)
- 1 tbsp Baking powder
- Add flour and sugar to combine until the batter gets nice and smooth.
- I like to just take a Silicone Spatula and roughly hand mix the flour first and then give it a few pulses so it gets fully incorporated. If you prefer, don’t use the blender for the whole cake, just for the wet ingredients (Oil, Eggs, Carrots and Vanilla) and then just, add flour and sugar, to a Large Mixing Bowl. Stir with a Whisk to combine. Then add the mixed liquid through flour mixture and whisk until combined well.
- Add the Baking Powder and slowly mix it.
- Preheat the oven to 180–190°C (350–375°F). Grease with Cooking Spray and flour a 9-Inch Cake Pan or a Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan.
- Bake for approximately 25-40 min ((depending on your pan) or until a toothpick or Cake Tester inserted in the center of the chocolate cake comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and if using a Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan, let cool to just barely warm before inverting.
- Transfer to a Cake Serving Platter.
- Finish it with the this Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe and garnish as desired.
You can use this recipe to make carrot cupcakes. Just reduce the baking time.
Also, you can try a different pan size but you’ll need to adjust cooking times and be careful as to how much you fill the pan. This recipe is written for 9-Inch round Pans or this Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan, which is a standard size and is meant to be eaten as a 1 layer cake.
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