how to make a carrot cake

The Perfect Carrot Cake

The much-loved carrot cake with its signature cream cheese frosting comes from humble beginnings. It is generally thought the cake was originally created by English home bakers during World War II. At this time each household was rationed 8 ounces of sugar per week. In 1943 The English Ministry of Food Published a recipe for carrot cake and home bakers embraced the recipe because the sweetness of the carrots replaced some of the sugar used in cake recipes.