Brazilian Carrot Cake

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
40 mins


250ml vegetable oil

400g caster sugar

4 large eggs

3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced

300g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Chocolate topping

250ml milk

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons honey

100g cooking chocolate

This was a really delicious recipe for a Brazilian carrot cake that was suggested to me via the contact form here on the website! It’s incredibly tasty indeed and super simple! Although I had the odd mishap at the start using the correct blender, if you get that sorted you will fly through this recipe!

Pre-heat your oven to 180c or equivalent see temperature conversion chart.
First up grab your carrots and peel, then slice them into small coin sizes leaving them to one side.

After that it’s time to get the blender out! Pour in the oil, sugar and eggs and give a little whiz together at first to dissolve the sugar up…. I found this worked well for me just to break it down a bit. Then in batches add in the carrots, unlike other carrot cake recipes where you may grate the carrot into pieces and add in, here they get fully blended up, so whizz away until you have a smooth mixture.

Pour this mixture into a mixing bowl and add in the flour and baking powder, use a spatula to scrape the bowl clean as best you can folding through the mixture to get rid of the flour and baking powder blending it thoroughly!

Get a 20cm square tin, grease it and dust a little flour on top – just a thin layer. Pour the batter mix into the tin and bake in the middle shelf of the oven for 40 minutes.

It’s best now to have a rest, as the topping is quite quick to make and really only needs to go on the cake once it’s cooled. Start making that once you have removed the cake from the oven and transferred it to a wire rack to fully cool down.

In a saucepan add the milk, chocolate, honey and butter. Over a medium flame keep stirring initially with a wooden spoon to break down the butter and chocolate. Once it has all melted it will look a little like hot chocolate, and it would make an amazing one, but anyhow keep simmering away for 8-10 minutes until thickened. Turn off the heat and allow to cool down fully.

Finally pour the chocolate sauce topping over the cake, aim for the middle and spread it out to the sides. Amazing! Slice and serve in squares, truly delicious!

Related recipes