Luiz and I would love to have another slice of the cake I made yesterday for our birthdays party, but alas, there is none left! Talk about a hit! Our guests LOVED it and the kids had cream cheese smeared across their smiling faces.
My mother’s version of Carrot Cake (and dare I say, the US American-version of carrot cake) is totally different from the Brazilian version. Here the cake is not as sweet (at least, not in my experience) and has a thin layer of chocolate icing on top.
As you can see, that’s not how we make it back in the States.
I had a hankering, so I went for it. I did, however, modify my mom’s recipe just a bit, including adding some flaked coconut to the frosting to help bridge the cultural divide.
The full recipe with photos and step by step instructions is over on the Cooking In Brazil blog. Go give it a try.