I know most people are not used to eating carrot cake with chocolate but that’s the way my mum has always made it. And I love it! 🙂
The texture is quite different too. Rather than a dense cake, this batter results in a lovely fluffy and moist cake.
240ml (1 cup) oil
400g (2 cups) sugar
375g (2 cups) flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and flour a 34x24cm (12″x9″) baking tray.
In a food processor, grate carrots, then change the blade, add in the eggs and oil and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl, add the dry ingredients and fold gently.
Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
1 tbsp cornflour
170g (2 cups) cocoa
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp butter
In a saucepan, stir cornflour into milk, add the other ingredients and take it to a medium heat. Let it boil until you start to see the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and apply whilst it’s still hot.
This is like no other carrot cake I have ever seen and I LOVE it! Anything chocolate wins, in my book 😉
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Thanks, Allie! I hope you like it as much as I do if you make it one day 🙂
That sounds really intriguing. I’m always looking for new carrot cake recipes, and am sure that this would be lovely.
Thanks, Georgina! I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂
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Carrot cake and chocolate icing? I am SO happy that you put this together 😀
I never thought of putting an iconic dessert with an iconic flavour!
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks, Uru! I knew you’d like it 😀
What?! A carrot cake must have its chocolate icing! Such a (delicious) classic! 🙂
Yeah! Delicious indeed 🙂
What a fantastic combination! Why has cream cheese become the go-to topping when chocolate looks so good?!
Isn’t it?! Cream cheese is good too but it can’t beat chocolate! 😉
Carrot cake with chocolate sounds good to me!
If you’ve never tried this combo give it a go sometime. You won’t regret it – or maybe you will 😉
Not used to seeing carrot cake and chocolate together, but I can totally imagine that they would be delicious together! 🙂
Definitely Bonnie! It’s divine!
I never would have thought of putting carrot cake with chocolate either, but I bet it’s really yummy!
You’ve got to try it, Nancy! With any chocolate sauce. It’s an addictive combo 🙂
With all that chocolate, and the golden base, the top picture resembles a giant Jaffa Cake. Looks lovely. I once made a chocolate beetroot cake but don’t think I’ve ever mixed carrot with chocolate.
Now that you mentioned it, I see the resemblance with Jaffa cake 🙂 Next time you make a carrot cake try it with chocolate sauce. It’s totally worth it!