Parsnip Cake

| 12/13/2013 3:33:00 PM

Blooms and SpoonsI didn't grow parsnips this year (nor have I ever – they're on my list of Crops to Plant One Day in the Nebulous Future). But our CSA baskets have been FULL of them. According to the owner of the farm, this is only the second year they've grown parsnips, but their success was "amazing." 

Of course, my hubby won't touch them with a 10-foot pole. He won't even eat them roasted, glazed with a bit of butter and brown sugar, which is really my favorite way to prepare them.

So I baked a cake. 

Parsnip Cake

3/4 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

12/31/2013 7:20:29 PM

I made this today and it is SOOOOO good! I added the rind of 1 orange. It also needed 40-45 minutes baking time instead of the 25-30 minutes stated. It makes me want to grow a whole patch of parsnips. Outstanding recipe!!!

12/14/2013 9:27:29 AM

Sheryl, funny you should mention parsnips. I just ordered some seeds for this year from Baker Creek. I also ordered some Turnips. Both have not been grown in my garden. My first encounter with both of these vegetables was in cabbage soup. It contains mostly every thing in the garden that's ready to eat so I call it garden soup. ***** I have never heard of parsnip cake. Did you get your hubby to take a piece? It does look good. ***** Have a great parsnip cake day.