Carrot cake

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Carrot cake

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Carrot Cake.jpg
Type Loaf, sheet cake
Main ingredients Flour, eggs, sugar, carrots, almonds and baking powder[1]
Variations Hazelnuts, lemon, kirsch, cinnamon[1]
Cookbook: Carrot cake  Media: Carrot cake

Carrot cake is a cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter.

Carrot cake cupcakes with candied ginger icing

History[edit]

The origins of carrot cake are disputed. Recipes for carrot cake occur as early as 1827, in a French cookbook published in England.[2] Another 19th century recipe comes from the housekeeping school of Kaiseraugst (Canton of Aargau, Switzerland).[3] According to the Culinary Heritage of Switzerland, it is one of the most popular cakes in Switzerland, especially for the birthdays of children.[3]

The popularity of carrot cake was revived in Great Britain because of rationing during the Second World War.[4]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in German) Aargauer Rübelitorte, www.kulinarischeserbe.ch (page visited on 31 July 2014).
  2. ^ Antoine B. Beauvilliers, The Art of French Cookery … , 3rd ed. (London, England: Longman, 1827), page 227.
  3. ^ a b (in French) Véronique Zbinden "Patrimoine culiraire suisse (9/14). Rueblitorte, gâteau végétal et fédéral", Le Temps, Thursday 31 July 2014, page 10.
  4. ^ Lynne Olver. "Cake History Notes". The Food Timeline. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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