Adding vegetables to cake recipes could be the next big bakery trend, according to Ingredients Network. It would appeal to consumers who are trying to eat more healthfully and introduce new flavors to those craving novel culinary experiences.
- While many shoppers are already familiar with carrot cake, there are a variety of other vegetables that are suitable for baking. Beets, zucchini, parsnips, pumpkin and sweet potato can deliver a sweet flavor, while helping keep cakes moist.
- International grocery chains are already incorporating veggies into cake batter. Canada’s Loblaw’s sells a chocolate zucchini rustic cake under an in-store brand, and Asda in the UK offers a carrot, zucchini and orange loaf cake.