Brazilian carrot cake from Genius Desserts

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Brazilian carrot cake from Genius Desserts

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Brazilian carrot cake from Genius Desserts

Makes one generous bundt

  • 300g carrots (about 3 large), scrubbed and roughly chopped
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses sugar (or dark treacle)
  • 300g  (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

Chocolate ganache

  • 100g 70% dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) fresh cream
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon) butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease a large 2 L bundt tin.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the Greenis blender, starting with the carrots and ending with the dry ingredients. Blitz until completely smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the tin and tap light to remove air bubbles. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Cool in the tin for at least 20 minutes before turning out. Make sure the cake is completely cool before glazing with chocolate.
  5. For the ganache, melt the chocolate, cream and butter together. Drizzle over the cake and allow to firm up slightly before slicing.

Note: If making two smaller bundts, bake for 40-45 minutes. Please note, as bundt tins vary vastly in width and depth, baking times might need adjusting. Always test for doneness with a skewer before removing from the oven. 

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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