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Carrot Cake Beignets with Chocolate Sauce

Better your beignet game with this carrot cake variety paired with a sweet chocolate sauce.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 small carrots, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cachaça
  • Orange zest, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Let's get Cooking...

  1. In a blender, beat the carrots, eggs, oil, sugar and milk.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, and gradually add the wheat flour until the mixture reaches the ideal consistency. Add the cachaça, orange zest and baking powder, and mix. Using a spoon, place portions of the dough in the hot oil. Brown on both sides and drain on paper towels. Toss the cakes in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a double-boiler, melt the chocolate with the heavy cream until a smooth sauce is obtained. Serve the cakes with the chocolate sauce.