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Carrot cake counts as a vegetable correct?

I’ve always wondered who in the world thought it would be a great idea to add carrots to a cake and I must say you are a genius! Here’s a little history behind carrot cake.

Recipes of carrot cake take us back to as early as 1827, the origins of carrot cake are disputed and believed to be originated from Medieval carrot pudding. Originated during the Middle Ages, sugar and sweeteners were hard to find and also expensive for most individuals.

Popularity for carrot cake was revived in Great Britain during the Second World War and commonly eaten by Europeans; it’s also one of the most popular cakes in Switzerland. Now in the 2000’s carrot cake is enjoyed around the world!

Did you know carrots can be a substitute for sugar?

It amazes me all the time how much there is to learn in this world and if you know me you’ll know I’m always ecstatic to learn but also to share the knowledge.

I’m not a huge vegetable eater, but if you put it in cakes, bread or pasta I’ll end up eating it all.  So, now that we know a little more about carrot cake let’s make one! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and everyone I’ve baked this for, I have one last thing to share before…

Be prepared to bake it all the time; it’s a household favourite.

World's Greatest Carrot Cake

The batter will make 2- 8″ circle pans or 24 cupcakes, preheat oven 350F

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cake & pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs

Directions

  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in your mixer on low
  • Add grated carrots and oil on medium-low speed
  • Add eggs and beat for approx 2-3 mins on high-medium
  • Pour into greased baking pans or lined cupcake pan. Be sure to either fill both baking pans evenly about 1/2 full or cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 350F for 40-50 mins. Toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the middle.
  • Remove, let cool on wire racks before icing.
  • Top with your favourite cream cheese icing or try our’s!!

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