Recipe: Brigacake


This was the most watched recipe from SORTEDfood Brasil... a brilliant idea of combining a moist Brazilian carrot cake with the national sweet treat... Brigadeiro! A real crowd pleaser!


  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 220 ml sunflower oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 50 g chocolate sugar strands
  • 398 g condensed milk
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 carrots
Peel and grate the carrots

Step 1

Peel And Grate The Carrots

Peel and grate the carrots, then blitz them up to a purée with the oil and eggs.

Whisk into dry ingredients

Step 2

Whisk Into Dry Ingredients

Whisk the carrot mixture into the sugar and flour.

Pour into lined tin & bake

Step 3

Pour Into Lined Tin & Bake

Pour the cake mixture into a lined baking tin and bake in an oven at 180 degrees C for 30-40 minutes until it's risen, bounces back when touched and a knife comes out clean when inserted.

Make the brigadeiro

Step 4

Make The Brigadeiro

Beat the cocoa, butter and condensed milk in a bowl until smooth.

Cook the bridageiro

Step 5

Cook The Bridageiro

Cook in the microwave for 4-6 mins (800 watts), stirring halfway through, until the mixture is very hot and when poked it leaves a mark

Wrap the cake

Step 6

Wrap The Cake

Once the brigadeiro mixture has cooled and the cake has cooled, cut the cake into small squares. With oiled hands press some of the chocolate mixture as thin as possible and wrap it around a square of cake.


Step 7


Roll the ball between your hands so that it's smooth all over and roll in chocolate sugar strands. `repeat for plenty more balls and store in the fridge.

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