Brazilian Carrot Cake

Brazilian Carrot Cake

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"A traditional favorite in my family, Brazilian carrot cake is very different from the American version. The popular cake is topped with homemade chocolate frosting, and perfect to serve with a glass of milk or tea."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 529 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 529 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 77.7g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Place the carrots, eggs, and oil in a blender or bowl of a food processor. Process until carrots are finely chopped. Pour the carrot mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in 2 cups sugar until well blended. Stir in the flour and baking powder; mix until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until top springs back when lightly touched, about 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the icing by placing the butter, 1 cup sugar, instant hot chocolate drink mix, and milk in a pan. While stirring, heat to almost boiling over medium-high heat until mixture thickens. When the cake is done, remove from the oven and immediately spread the icing evenly over the top.

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Most helpful positive review

I am also Brazillian and I make this cake all the time. Yes the icing is supossed to be absorved by the cake. It makes it really moisty but ugly..lol.If you dont want to do that for the icing yo...

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Good cake but I was disappointed that just like the other reviwer, the icing was absorbed, it looked weird but it tasted good. I'm also from Brazil and it has been probably over 10 years since I...

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I am also Brazillian and I make this cake all the time. Yes the icing is supossed to be absorved by the cake. It makes it really moisty but ugly..lol.If you dont want to do that for the icing yo...

Okay, I will try to update this when/if I ever try it again ... but my first foray into making this did not go well. Actually, it tasted great (hence the 4 stars), but it looked like ... well, ...

First of all...I am not from Brazil! I have never had this type of carrot cake and I made it as a lark. Secondly, I admit that I toyed with the recipe a bit. I didn't want a huge amount of cake ...

Good cake but I was disappointed that just like the other reviwer, the icing was absorbed, it looked weird but it tasted good. I'm also from Brazil and it has been probably over 10 years since I...

Yummy! Soft and moist, and a really lovely light orange color. I only had half the amount of milk, so could only make a half batch of the icing. I left out the sugar- I didn't think it neede...

I just loved! I'm from Brazil but I live in the US per 4 years now... and I'll tell you, was 4 years without a delicius carrot cake till today! Taste just like home! Thank you!!!!

For the icing, start by putting a can of table cream in the freezer for an hour; this will separate the thick part from the watery part, which you'll want to dump so your icing won't be watery. ...

Yum, reminds of the time I spent in Brazil. I just couldn't get the chocolate on top right. I used unsweetened coco, perhaps I should have used something like Nestle Quick.

I have Brazilian neighbors and they said this was better than her mothers! They couldn't get enough of it and ate the whole thing in 2 days!

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