Made popular in the U.S. in the 1960s, carrot cake is a delightful blend of sweet and spicy cake topped off with cream cheese frosting. It can be made in a traditional way recipe or can be dressed up with extras like nuts, pineapple and coconut. But no one has a fair idea about its origin.
Many food critics admit that the carrot cake we enjoy today is probably descended from sweet cakes, sometimes called carrot pudding, made in Medieval Europe between the 5th and 15th centuries. Sugar was in short supply at the time, and expensive. Carrots, along with sugar beets, contain more sugar than other vegetables. Because carrots were plentiful, they were often substituted for sugar in sweet desserts.
The first well-known carrot cake recipe came from Switzerland in 1892, where it remains one of the most popular cakes, especially for children’s birthday parties.
Moist and delectable, this decadent delight is perfect for any celebration and certainly lives up to its name.
Order our carrot cake and other sweet treats for birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties, and baby or bridal showers. Include this cake in your next family get-together, dinner party, corporate event, holiday party or wedding. Or send them as a thank you gift. If you are in charge of corporate gifting for your company program, order our carrot cakes for home delivery to your clients, colleagues and vendors.