National Carrot Cake Day provides a prime opportunity to blend vegetables with dessert, all topped off with cream cheese frosting. Here are seven recipes for carrot cake muffins, cupcakes, oatmeal, and of course, a few really good gluten-free carrot cake recipes that will become a staple in your home.
According to World Carrot Museum, modern carrot cake is probably descended from Medieval carrot puddings enjoyed in Europe. During the middle ages, sugar and other sweeteners were expensive or hard to find, so carrots were often used as a sugar substitute in Britain. As for the cream cheese frosting, the earliest American print references to topping carrot cake with cream cheese frosting are from the 1960s.
Spend time in the kitchen this National Carrot Cake Day (February 3) whipping up this classic dessert or even a breakfast dish inspired by the cake.
In this very slightly tweaked traditional Italian recipe, almond meal, sweet carrots, eggs and pine nuts supply good nutrition as well as delicious flavor. Get the recipe.