PARSNIP SPICE CAKE WITH GINGER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING— Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

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PARSNIP SPICE CAKE WITH GINGER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Eat those carrots– but try a new food group with parsnips!

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YIELD: Makes 12 to 16 servings

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups (packed) shredded peeled parsnips (about 3 large)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 cups (about 12 ounces) powdered sugar

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine flour, sugar, ground ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves in large bowl; whisk to combine. Whisk eggs, oil, milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in medium bowl to combine. Pour egg mixture over dry ingredients; stir until just combined. Stir in parsnips and walnuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan on rack.

Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in fresh ginger and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until frosting is smooth. Spread over cake. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)

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Carleton Place, Ontario
 
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 pm

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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