This Healthy Vegetable Dessert is Sweetened with Cream Cheese Frosting

By: Misel Saban - Jan 28, 2016
References: thekitchn
Vegetable dessert alternatives are an ideal wholesome solution to conventional comfort foods, as consumers seek out nutritious sweets that are filled with healthy ingredients to alleviate the sense of guilty indulgence. Recipes such as this Parsnip Cake by lifestyle blog The Kitchn offers such an alternative, with a vegetable-based dough that is topped with sweet garnishes to mask the flavor of the unconventionally added healthy ingredient.

Sneaking vegetables into baked desserts is an ideal way to increase the amount of fresh produce consumers eat without compromising on taste, as the sweeter ingredients in the dessert often mask the taste of the veggie. This cake loaf features grated parsnips that give the cake a moist and dense texture complemented with spices and dark brown sugar. The torte is then topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting.