Carrot cake is one of my favorites. Particularly if it has a yummy cream cheese frosting. According to Foodtimeline.org, carrot cake and cream cheese frosting didn’t hook up until the 1960s. The history of the cake itself is interesting; it is likely derived from medieval carrot puddings in Europe, with carrot acting as a sweetener. There was even a reference to George Washington being served carrot tea cake in the 1780s, but the carrot cake we know and love didn’t really appear on our plates often until the 1950s.
For a bit of a twist on the carrot cake, give Ina Garten’s carrot and pineapple cake a try. Eat enough of it and get a serving of fruit and veggie at the same time.