Mixing the batter in a blender makes this cake super easy to pull off.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  • Blend oil, sugar, eggs, and carrots in a blender, stopping to scrape down sides, until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute. Pour puree into a large bowl, then whisk in flour mixture until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack to cool, about 1 hour.

  • Stir together milk, chocolate, honey, and butter in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth, thick, and reduced to about 1 1/8 cups, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour frosting into a metal bowl and set in a larger bowl of ice water. Stir frosting until cooled and thickened, about 5 minutes. Frost cake evenly and cut into 12 pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories; 24.6 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 269 mg sodium. 60.1 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for Easter -- it is a lovely cake -- thank you for its simplicity and without comprmising the flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My Brazilian boyfriend said that this recipe was perfect and ate almost the entire thing himself. It is pretty moist--so I'm not sure what the reviewer who said it was very dry did to it--and not an airy cake. I thought it was better the second day. It didn't last any longer, so I don't know how long it's good for :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I saw this recipe in the Magazine and I just had to try it! This cake was awesome! I didn't have enough time to make the chocolate frosting and I put white whipped frosting on instead. The cake came out moist and had a really good flavor. I had to bake it more than 40 minutes (probably because I'm in Houston) and it took about closer to 50 minutes to cook. I took the cake to work and everyone loved it! I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Saw this featured in an issue of the allRecipes magazine. I Needed a non-dairy dessert with a healthy halo and this fit the bill. I reduced the sugar by 1/3 and improvised on the frosting to make it non-dairy. I melted some non-dairy semisweet chocolate chips and some cocoa butter (2:1 ratio about 3/4 cup altogether after melting) in the microwave and mixed in some honey (about 2 tablespoons) and a bit of corn oil (roughly 2 teaspoons) into it until it was spreadable. I'm sure the frosting listed in the recipe is better but this cake is so good with any chocolate frosting. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The cake is very moist and not too sweet. My family enjoyed it! If you like a lot of icing then double the icing recipe. What the recipe calls for is a very thin layer on a 9x13 cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made it and Everyone loved it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made it for a Brazillian friend who had family visiting. They enjoyed it very much but said I should double the chocolate frosting! I loved using the blender instead of a stand mixer. Can chop the carrots in the blender first! Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I like my cakes light and fluffy with some whole grains and not overly sweet so this is what I did- I used 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 1.25 cups white pastry flour. I separated the eggs and blended the yolks with the rest of the batter and separated the whites whipped them separately to stiff peaks before folding them into the rest of the batter as a last step before putting in pan. I cut sugar to 1.5 cups- used 0.5 of that to whip with the egg whites. I added 2 tsp vanilla bean extract I topped it with a scant layer of turbinado sugar before baking and skipped the frosting. Result was a very moist light and tender cake that was not overly sweet and had lots of carrot flavor shine through. The crunch on top was a delight. My family devoured it warm with coffee or milk (for the kids). My 2 year old could not get enough! Thank you for the base recipe. Loved the end product with tweaks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
came out great - but it's pretty sweet, which my family likes Read More