Something about carrot cake just really shouts SPRING, don’t you think? We’re itching for both spring and cake.
Have you ever asked yourself, "Just how old is the recipe for carrot cake, exactly?" We are glad that you asked! Tracing back, we found that Carrot Cake evolved from a medieval recipe from the Middle Ages for Carrot Pudding. Of course, throughout the (hundreds of) years, cakes and baked things became sweeter and sweeter as sugar became more readily available (and cheaper!). We wonder: if people living in the Middle Ages could taste a slice of today’s carrot cake, what would they say about the sweetness?! The modern-day recipe we enjoy today was further evolved from retro recipes of the 60s and 70s, when canned fruits, nuts, and raisins were added to almost everything.
Cake pops, on the other hand, are a modern-day invention. Even though these delectable little treats are a mere 12 years old, they’ve still got a date dedicated exclusively to them. That’s right: February 1st is National Cake Pop Day. We love when we get to dive a little deeper into history, time travel, connect to different cultures, and learn new fun facts with each weekly recipe. Have a (cake) BALL with this recipe!
Happy + Healthy Cooking, Chef Jacqui & Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief
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