Carrot cake is a perennial favorite of young and old alike. The surprising
sweetness of the tiny bits, mixed in with the slightly spicy cake and often
topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting, make this a dessert that almost
There are a few variations to the standard recipe, but most involve wheat
flour, brown sugar, and sometimes nuts or raisins. Of course, grated carrots are
a must. The batter is spiced with cinnamon, and some bakers include more
adventurous spices like nutmeg and cloves. While cream cheese frosting perfectly
complements the delectable cake, a plain vanilla frosting can really allow your
creation’s delicate spices to shine.
In Medieval Europe, puddings featuring the vegetable were a common dish. Many
food historians believe that they were the predecessors of the mouth-watering
treat we enjoy today. Used at that time as an inexpensive sweetener, today we
enjoy the unique taste that these vegetables bring to our dessert plates.
From humble beginnings as a mashed dessert served in pastry to the elegantly
decorated artistic creations of today, this wonderful goody has evolved into a
staple of American dessert cuisine.
Here are two delicious recipes -- try them yourself and see why they rank
among our favorites!
has eight ingredients and the baking time is 45 minutes, while this recipe
has 12 ingredients and takes 50-60 minutes to bake.
Do you want your home to smell like you just baked the delicious dessert
pictured above? It's easy to do with gourmet candles like you will see if you click
here or click on the picture above.
To see a couple more mouth-watering pictures, check out this page
and especially this one.
While it’s difficult to find a blog dedicated just to this subject, there
are several random blog entries singing the praises of the venerable sweet on
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