I’m such a huge fan of Brazilian cakes! In Brazil, they have lots of cakes which only require a few basic ingredients, using only an electric mixer! The outcome is AMAZING! Such simple cakes but really delicious, flavorful and moist.
I’ve once tasted this delicious carrot cake at a birthday party of my Brazilian friend. It’s usually called “BOLO DE CENOURA”. I fell in love with it right away and decided to try making it at home. She didn’t give me the exact recipe though because she kept on emphasizing how easy this cake is and that I only had to put carrots, sugar, oil and flour into an electric mixer. Her “BOLO DE CENOURA” had a chocolate glaze which was fantastic. I dust my cake with powdered sugar so that it’s kind of “easier” to eat with your hands. My son loves having a slice of cake in his lunch box sometimes, therefore I find it more practical this way. I also love taking something sweet to my work along with a cup of coffee and this definitely comes in handy.
I always have carrots at home. They’re inexpensive, very healthy and a great snack for kiddos. I love including carrots into a lot of my recipes. Every time there’s a few carrots at our place which nobody want to eat anymore, I make this cake.
My NJ is more of a cucumber kind of boy but he really loved this carrot cake. I bet that most of you already have these ingredients at home. Just simply throw everything into your electric mixer and pour the batter into your cake pan…and voilà! You got yourself a scrumptious homemade cake!
Brazilian Carrot Cake
300 g Carrots, cut into small chunks
240 ml Canola oil
200 g Brown sugar
200 g Sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Lemon zest
Preheat oven to 175°C/345°F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
In an electric mixer, add carrots, eggs, canola oil, brown sugar, sugar and salt. Mix until everything is combined and the carrots should be well mashed.
Add the baking powder and lemon zest.
Pour the batter into your greased bundt pan and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. A skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean.