Monday, February 29, 2016

Brazilian Carrot Cake





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This is a very famous cake made in Brazil... Normally they serve this cake with chocolate sauce topped.

This cake was there in my to do list for quite a long time. Today all of a sudden I felt like baking something as its been a long time since I baked a cake and not only that I thought of making something for my daughters lunch box.

To be honest this cake came out with an unexpected texture and that too in a very short time and very less mess...

Let's get to the recipe...


Ingredients:

340 gms carrot (2-3 large carrots)
125 gms apple (1 large)
1/2 cup oil
10ml/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
260 gms all-purpose flour or wheat flour
10gms/2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 eggs at room temperature
250-300 gms white sugar

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (about 180 degrees C). Grease a cake pan and dust with flour.

In a blender, add the carrot, apple, oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla together very well until the mixture is smooth.



Shift the mixture to a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.

Using a whisk or spatula, mix the mixture of blended carrots and flour together. (Please, do not overbeat).

Pour batter into the prepared pan.  Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool completely on a wire rack. Unmould and serve.


Decorate as desired.

You can also serve this cake plain or dusted with powdered sugar or topped with chocolate sauce.


Enjoy....