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Brazilian-Style Carrot Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Alessandra Kanawati

"Brazilian recipe for carrot cake. The chocolate sauce will harden and form a shell as it cools."
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1 h 8 m servings 441 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 10-inch cake)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch cake pan and dust with flour.
  2. Combine 2 cups sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and carrots in a blender; blend until very smooth, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour carrot mixture into a bowl; add flour and baking powder. Mix well to combine. Pour into the prepared cake pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to bubble and thicken, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly spread over cake.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I've also tried adding the flour and baking powder to the blender and mixing the batter that way, but it depends on the blender.
  • Substitute powdered chocolate drink mix (such as Nesquik®) for the cocoa powder if desired, but reduce sugar by 1 tablespoon if doing so.
  • Any kind of chocolate frosting goes well with this cake. Try chocolate ganache!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 441 calories; 15.7 g fat; 73.1 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; 63 mg cholesterol; 179 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I'm not sure if this recipe got lost in translation but its directions weren't right. I followed as is and I should've listened to my instincts & experience. First, although I cut the carrot pie...