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

Carrot Cake Beignets with Chocolate Sauce

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

Instructions

  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.

Carrot Cake Beignets with Chocolate Sauce
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