Sunday, July 05, 2009
Posted by Petra Hildebrandt
This is one of my favorite cakes, it can be made in almost no time at all, and is perfect to go into lunchboxes, as you can cut it into any shape desired (aka the leftover space in the bento).
The recipe was given to me by a friend who received it from her guest mother in Brazil, and it has become a family favorite ever since. In Brazil it is called bolo de cenoura.
You can prepare the batter in a blender or in a food processor.
- 2 large carrots
- 150 ml vegetable oil
- 240 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- a pinch of salt
- 240 g flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
Combine carrots, eggs, oil, sugar and salt in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the (sifted) flour and baking powder, process until a batter forms. Pour into a baking dish (I used my new IKEA reactangular baking pan, which was perfect) and bake in a medium hot oven until done (test with a toothpick).
Of course you could add any frosting you like with carrot cake, but we prefer this plain.
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