Sunday, February 22, 2009
Carrot Cake... It's a Classic
Carrots are an old world food. If you ask a food historian, they'd tell you that sweet cakes such as this date back to the medival period, though it probably took the form of a pudding instead. You'd also find out that this was a cake that grew in popularity from its ability to fill a lack. Back then, sweetners were scarce and costly. Carrots which contain more sugar than any vegetable became the natural ingredient of choice.
I wonder who first decided to top it with cream cheese frosting though...Heavenly.