Brazilian Carrot Cake (eggless)

Carrot cake brings to mind the delicious dense, nutty and textured cake at times topped with creamy frostings that instantaneously satiates the homesickness...Carrot cake has been my lunch for many occasions especially when I was in transit. However, this particular recipe of carrot cake is nothing like the one I described above. 

When I had seen the recipe on some online video I assumed that only the technique differs but when I first made it I realised that it is a very spongy cake and the flavors completely rely on the quality of carrots we use to make this cake.

It is otherwise an easy recipe if you consider whipping up everything in the blender and then adding to the flour mixture. 

Since I made the eggless version of this cake, I had to make my own inventions around its consistencies. 

The Brazilians love theirs with chocolate icing hence I followed that cue too. I like the cream cheese frosting which I usually do for the carrot cakes but this was an experiment worth attempting considering chocolate would fly off...however my lil one just scraped off the icing and dug into his cake.

DH felt the cake tasted chocolate instead of carrots with the icing which I admit was the case but then if you are really are blessed with that kind of distinctive palate 

1 cup carrots peeled and cubed - bite size cube to fill up your cup
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn baking soda
3/4 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1/3 cup Curd
1/3 cup Milk
For Icing
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup fresh cream

1) In a blender, add the chopped carrots, curd, oil and blend it until it turns into a smoothie
2) Add the sugar and blend once again
3) Now in a bowl take the flour, baking powder and soda and mix it well
4) Add a pinch of salt if you like, I skipped this
4) Now add the blended liquid smoothie to this flour mixture and using a spatula fold in to make a smooth batter
5) Add milk and mix again.
6) Now bake this batter in a 6 inch round cake pan for 20-25 min at 180c, or until the top a tooth pick comes out clean from the centre.
7) Remove the cake on a wire and let it cool down completely
8) Heat the milk cream until it starts scalding a bit, add the chocolate chips and remove from stove. Let it stand for 2 min and then mix using a spatula
9) Spread this icing on the cake 

Serve the cake warm or cold. 


The carrot cake is a treat by itself, adding chocolate will be a treat for the chocolate lovers.
Srivalli said…
Oh I love carrot cakes and with chocolate I am sure it's a perfect fit!
Pavani said…
Wow, that is a moist and yummy looking carrot cake. Chocolate glaze takes it to another level.
Sowmya :) said…
The cake looks so moist and soft. Do we really need the chocolate? I have been looking to bake an eggless carrot tempted to chuck all the breads and dive into this cake now!
Oh God! Look at that awesome chocolate glaze over the cake. Love carrot cakes and yours look wonderful!
Harini R said…
OMG! This is such a wonderful way to enjoy the fluffy carrot cake.
Namratha said…
I'm not a fan of carrot cakes, but this looks very inviting with all the chocolate on top.
Kalyani said…
I had made this as one of the first bakes for this BM, pradnya ! Loved ur eggless version too ! I used parboiled carrot purée so I guess the carrot flavour was more pronounced
Srividhya said…
that chocolate layer on top of that yummy carrot cake.. wow awesome
Priya Suresh said…
I baked this Brazilian carrot cake for an event few months back and we enjoyed each and every bite of this cake, especially that chocolate layer. Beautiful cake Pradnya.
I am a great fan of carrot cakes!! This tempts me to bake one!!
Ritu Tangri said…
I have made carrot cake umpteen number of times, will certainly make it to see how little variation in the method makes the difference. I'm sure it's going to be a hit among kids with all that chocolate.
Unknown said…
the cake looks very soft and yummy...I liked the idea of chocolate on top of the cake
Carrot cake itself is tempting and chocolate makes it more sinful. Have to try this. Bookmarking.

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