"Carrot cake has its origins in the Middle Ages, when sugar and honey were far too expensive to use lavishly". says food writer Regula Ysewijn "In those days, carrots were considered a sweet food. During the Second World War, many carrot cakes were made in Great Britain because there was a surplus of carrots. Carrots are, of course, very healthy, which is why the Ministry of Food promoted cooking with carrots and a special leaflet with carrot dishes was distributed. Children became fond of carrots and were even given a thick carrot on a stick instead of a lollipop as the latter were not available during the war." This collection contains some of the best carrot cake recipes on ckbk.