First things first, I baked my FIRST cake from scratch!! And most importantly – IT DIDN’T FLOP or taste horrid.  Below are some pics of my first carrot cake. No chocolate ganache this time but instead it was covered in vanilla sauce for extra goodness.

Obrigada Juliana pela receita!!

Carrot cake by museflux
Cake fresh from the oven, slight spillage but the flavour compensates! Photo Credit: Yone L

Lately living with my friends and helping them out here at their farm has got me thinking about my own life. They are such great people and equals, only good vibes all the way and even here at their farm. I think I’m pretty sensitive to bad vibes and I haven’t gotten any bad inklings from the environment or their house here at all.

Given to the fact that I have decided to leave China I pretty much packed it all in my belongings from a whopping 6 years there. Summarised into 2 suitcases (okay I’ll admit I have a few more boxes being shipped over and shipped 1 back to Brazil). It’s funny though as I am helping my friends unpack and sort their home out and see how they are filling this humble farm with so much histories, stories, memories, family heirlooms, travel souvenirs and international furnishings. It fills up the house with so much warmth and part of me dares to feel a tiny bit jealous because I hope to someday have a have a house or live somewhere that is so rich with stories from years ago and new stories to live upon.

Actually I feel they are so blessed and lucky to have found and complement each other so well, the sense of that there is always room and that nothing old is looked upon as rubbish.

Anyways, to the carrot cake recipe!



  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 3 raw carrots
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder



  1. Peel and chop the carrots into chunks, set aside. (Good time to warm up your oven at 180C)
  2. Blend the eggs, olive oil and carrots together.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder) and then mix in slowly with the blended mix.
  4. Pour into your cake mold/tin and then pop into the oven at 180-200C (depending on your oven) and bake between 35-40 mins.


I hope that someday I find my place in the world plus partner in the world that can give me this koselig/ achochegante/heart-warming feeling…who knows I imagine during my bold move it will happen.

I would also like to thank everyone who is following my blog, I’m really glad there are others out there following my adventure! Is there anything any of you would like to know about me please comment!

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