Brazilian carrot cake

Brazilian Carrot Cake, know as Bolo de Cenoura, is one of my favorite desserts and one of the most popular and traditional in Brazil. It is unlike any regular carrot cake you have seen before in Europe or USA, if you have not tried it and is truly a unique carrot dessert. It is rich in flavor and texture and is perfectly coated with a delicious signature chocolate sauce. Here is a simple and easy way to make this traditional Brazilian carrot cake dessert without all the fuss.

Ingredients for Brazilian carrot cake:

For the carrot cake:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 carrots grated
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder or chocolate of your choice.
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons milk
Directions for the Brazilian carrot cake:
1) On a blender beat the carrots, eggs and oil for one minute; add the sugar and continue beating for another minute.
2) Take the mixture out of the blender and place in a big bowl, incorporate the flour.
3) Incorporate the baking powder slowly.
4) Pour into a greased baking mold and bake in the oven at 180C/355F for 40 minutes.
5) Once done, take out of the oven and cover with the chocolate sauce.
For the Sauce:
1) Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil.
2) Once it reaches a syrup like consistency, it is ready.
3) Pour over the cake, serve and enjoy!