I'll be honest... this is the first time I've ever eaten or cooked parsnips.
And of course they were put into a cake!
I plan on making a parsnip dish tomorrow night for dinner... but I thought it would be fun to use them in my cake instead of carrots.
The fun of using parsnips ended when I started grating them.... My husband had to step in and help.It was hard!
I think perhaps using them as a puree would have been easier. Maybe that will be an experiment for next week!
If you find yourself with a bunch of parsnips in this weeks CSA box... or you have them in your own garden. Try this out!
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 cups shredded parsnips
1 cup vegetable oil
In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Add in sugars, parsnips, oil, and eggs. Mix until combined.
Transfer to a greased and floured 13x9 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. It is done when you insert a tooth pick in the center and it comes out clean.
Let it cool completely before cutting and frosting.
Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz of room temp cream cheese
1 stick of room temp butter
3-4 cups of confectioners sugar
1 tsp ginger
With your electric mixer on medium and with whisk attachment cream butter and cheese together until fluffy.
Slowly add in sugar 1/2 cup at a time while beating on medium until it is at your desired thickness and sweetness. I used 3 1/2 cups of sugar.
And it was good!!!! I had to send it in to my husbands office so I wouldn't eat every slice!
On another note... I just realized this is my 100th post! I honestly can't believe I've written that many... I started at the end of June and was kinda testing myself to see if I could stick with it. You see I have a tendency to not stick to anything.......................................................................................
Here I am 4 months later and still having fun! Thanks to everyone that stops by everyday to check out what I'm cooking in my little kitchen.
Here's to the next 100!