In theory, using fruits and vegetables to sweeten the crumb of a cake is a wonderful thing. In practice, sometimes the vegetables people use are carrots. Though I am personally a fan of carrot cake, I've found that it's a controversial dessert choice. Some people are just not fans of having a vegetable most often associated with crudite in their cake.
Remember when you were a kid and you chose plain vanilla or chocolate over cream cheese frosting? Thankfully we’re not kids anymore. As we grow older, most of us find out that mushrooms aren’t gross and that blue cheese doesn’t just taste like dirty socks. Our tastes change, and the things that appeal to us as adults are often different from our childhood favorites.
I get intimidated by cupcakes. Not the baking part—that's easy. Line a muffin tray with pastel baking cups. Bake. Frost. Or, that’s what cupcakes used to be.