Brazilian Chocolate Carrot Cake

    Brazilian Chocolate Carrot Cake

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    This Brazilian cake is topped with homemade chocolate icing, and perfect to serve with a glass of milk or tea.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 3 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup (250ml) cooking oil
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup instant hot chocolate mix
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) milk

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease 20x30cm 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 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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