Is spice cake the same as carrot cake?
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Similarly one may ask, what is the difference between spice cake and carrot cake?
"Carrot cake is ultimately a spice cake," says Claire Saffitz, BA's senior associate food editor. The heady flavors and scents of baking spices like ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg should take center stage, so don't be shy. BA's Best Carrot Cake uses two whole teaspoons each of cinnamon and ginger.
Additionally, is carrot cake healthier than regular cake? All cakes, even “healthy” ones, contain large amounts of concentrated carbohydrates and fat. Carrot cakes from those days tended to have less sugar than they do now, which made them lower in calories. Since they were made with oil instead of butter they contained very little saturated fat.
Also, what is spice cake made of?
Spice cake is traditionally flavored with a mixture of spices. The cake can be prepared in many varieties. Predominant flavorings include spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and nutmeg.
Why is a carrot cake called a carrot cake?
Many food historians believe carrot cake originated from such carrot puddings eaten by Europeans in the Middle Ages, when sugar and sweeteners were expensive and many people used carrots as a substitute for sugar.