A quick scan of Baltimore’s favorite desserts will find ads for carrot cake, salted caramel treats and various cupcakes. Did you know that dessert delivery in Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, Hagerstown, and throughout Maryland from Sweet Street Desserts will get them to you without delay?
At Sweet Street Desserts, we’re known for an incredible line of high-quality desserts that are rated #1 in taste and appearance in the restaurant industry. We bake cakes, pies, cheesecakes, brownies and cupcakes with only the finest ingredients for well-known coffee bars, fine restaurants (in over 60 countries), gourmet food shops, and customers just like you. Some of our desserts even have a back-story!
Carrot Cake’s Story
Potentially a descendant of carrot pudding, which dates back to Medieval times, no one actually knows where carrot cake came from. Carrots were used as a sugar substitute in Britain during the Middle Ages because sugar and other sweeteners were terrifically expensive.
Believe it or not, carrot cake has gone through a number of transformations over the years. It has been served in pastries and has been steamed like pumpkin pie and served with sauce. It has also been dished up like plum pie complete with icing.
Carrot Pudding recipes can be dated as far back as 1591 but carrot cake is not referenced until the 19th century. However, there is a distinct possibility that George Washington enjoyed one of the first recorded versions in 1783 on British Evacuation Day. The story is that he received a carrot tea cake at a tavern in Lower Manhattan.
Researchers seem to believe the real problem is centered on the word “cake” which is fairly new terminology (13th century anyway). They suggest that the carrot pudding recipes documented might have been solid puddings given the ingredients included in the recipes.
The first American mention of carrot cake is attributed to the Jewish Council of Women’s cookbook, The Neighborhood Cook Book, which was published in 1912 in Portland. And finally, the cream cheese icing we have all come to know and love did not make its appearance on carrot cakes until the 1960s.
Celebrate the lengthy history of carrot cake by ordering our dark and fruity traditional Carrot Cake, the incredibly moist six-layered Big Carrot Cake, or our Four High Carrot Cake, which is loaded with raisins, walnuts and pineapple.
Salted Caramel’s Story
As much as we would love to reveal some deep historic significance to the concept of salted caramel, the truth is, it’s a recent flavor combination spawned by the human desire to integrate salty and sweet. It took America by storm in April of 2008 when Häagen-Dazs® made it a reserve ice cream flavor. Everyone else jumped on board afterwards.
Prior to that, salted caramel’s influence can be traced back to France where buttery salted caramels have been a tradition. Then, if you follow the flavor’s unfolding, you will see it show up in high end restaurants and then appear in specialty food shows. When it started showing up on chain restaurant menus in 2007, it was ready to take its stance as one of the most highly craved desserts in America.
If you don’t believe its popularity, or if you are skeptical of its ingenious flavor, we recommend that you try Sweet Street Desserts’ Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake. The combination of vanilla and caramel cakes layered between creamy custard and salted caramel crunch will send your taste buds soaring. You will have no further misgivings, we assure you.
When it comes to desserts in Baltimore, Sweet Street has the answer and the delivery service you have been looking for. Give us a call today at (610) 929-2900, or shop online for your favorite desserts.