3 February – Carrot Cake Day

 

Carrot Cake Day - Elizabeth Place

It’s Carrot Cake Day!

Who doesn’t love a piece of carrot cake with creamy frosting!

Carrot cake is a lovely creation that evolved out of the Medieval favourite called carrot pudding. Through times in history when access to sugar was non-existent or very hard, people have used sweet vegetables to make their desserts sweet. This has been as recent as during World War II. During this difficult time, the government of Britain needed to ration food and luxury items to their population. You can be sure that this cake experienced a surge in popularity! During the war, the Ministry of Food in Britain encouraged people to try many different recipes that used carrots as a sweetener. They suggested carrot cakes, carrot puddings, and carrot filled pies!

It is also something to note that carrot sweetened confections are healthier for you.

(Source: daysoftheyear.com)