February 3, 2012

National Carrot Cake Day

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” - Jim Davis

It's National Carrot Cake Day!

Carrot cakes are thought to have originated as carrot puddings during the medieval times when sugar was both scarce and crazy expensive. So, the common man turned to the humble carrot. Jacked full of natural sugars (like onions are) it was the perfect way to get their dessert on. During World War II when the British government had to ration certain foods - like sugar - the people once again turned to the carrot to satiate their sweet tooth.

For a while I was seeing a neurologist who told me that I needed to up my carrot intake. Since he didn't specify in which form that should be in, I assumed eating my weight in carrot cake would be totally acceptable. After all: it has carrots in it.

He was unimpressed with me.

Everything happens for a reason, though. As a result of my overindulgence, I ended up perfecting the most amazing vegan carrot cake recipe. It's moist, flavorful, has enough carrot in it to make any neurologist happy, and it's got a secret ingredient that sets it apart from all the others you'll try (wanna know what it is?).

Oh, and my bunny likes it, so I know it's legit.

Happy National Carrot Cake Day!