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Carrot cake is a cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter.
The origins of carrot cake are disputed. Recipes for carrot cake occur as early as 1827, in a French cookbook published in England. Another 19th century recipe comes from the housekeeping school of Kaiseraugst (Canton of Aargau, Switzerland). According to the Culinary Heritage of Switzerland, it is one of the most popular cakes in Switzerland, especially for the birthdays of children.
The popularity of carrot cake was revived in Great Britain because of rationing during the Second World War.
Notes and references
- ^ a b (in German) Aargauer Rübelitorte, www.kulinarischeserbe.ch (page visited on 31 July 2014).
- ^ Antoine B. Beauvilliers, The Art of French Cookery … , 3rd ed. (London, England: Longman, 1827), page 227.
- ^ a b (in French) Véronique Zbinden "Patrimoine culiraire suisse (9/14). Rueblitorte, gâteau végétal et fédéral", Le Temps, Thursday 31 July 2014, page 10.
- ^ Lynne Olver. "Cake History Notes". The Food Timeline. Retrieved 2012-01-01.