Brazilian Style Carrot Cake

Easy as 1, 2, 3! That Brazilian Carrot Cake…Have you tried it yet? People ask about the difference between and American style carrot cake and a Brazilian style, and the difference is the Brazilian version is a lot simpler. No walnuts, no spices, but to a Brazilian it is the best tasting cake! We also eat it without any frosting or only with a chocolate frosting, which can be prepared several ways. 

The most common is the brigadeiro style “frosting” which you can find here. I’m sharing the recipe because I want you to have this type of happiness in your life. It’s just too simple and delicious!



  • 3-4 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1.5 cups cane sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 9×13 baking dish or bundt cake.
  2. Process until carrots in a food processor until it is halfway in between a coarse and fine shred.
  3. Place half of the carrots, eggs, and oil in a blender, bowl (to use with a hand blender) of a food processor. Blend until homogenous.
  4. Pour the carrot mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar until well blended. 
  5. Stir in the flour and baking powder; mix until well incorporated. 
  6. Fold in the other half of the shredded carrots. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until cooked through, about 40 minutes-50 minutes depending on your oven and altitude.
  8. While the cake is baking, make the brigadeiro frosting, or to keep it ‘light’ enjoy as is, sand frosting! It is SO GOOD with coffee. Perfection.
  9. What else?? ENJOY!

Xo, Ana

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  1. Jessica says:

    Absolutely delicious!!! I didn’t add enough carrot (that was my fault)-but it’s so delicious and light and yummy! The chocolate frosting isn’t too sweet just the right amount of chocolate taste. I had a piece with my hazelnut coffee and it did not dissapoint!! 🙂 Thanks for the awesome, simple but delish recipe!

  2. Myra says:

    Not sure if the comment got deleted or it didn’t post but I wanted to know does this cake has a strong carrot flavor?

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