Saturday, January 23, 2010

Carciofi Cake

After the Artichoke Festival mixer last week, I decided to try my hand at an artichoke cake. Why not, right? Carrots and zucchini make great cakes. So, here you go...and, naturally, there are marzipan artichokes on top.

Camilla's Spiced Artichoke Cake with Ginger-Scented Cream Cheese Frosting (this makes 2 large rectangular layers, halve the recipe for a smaller cake)

4C white whole wheat flour
4t baking soda
4t cinnamon
1t all-spice
a splash of vanilla
8 eggs
2C packed brown sugar
1C raw sugar
1C canola oil
2C whole milk yogurt
4C chopped artichoke hearts
1/2C pumpkin puree
1C white chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients (oil, yogurt, pumpkin) and moisten. Stir in artichokes and chocolate chips. Split between two baking pans. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting -
8oz cream cheese
8oz marscarpone
16T softened butter
splash of vanilla
1/2C ginger syrup
2C powdered sugar


  1. I so want to try this. It looks fantastic!

  2. I love that you are having to keep track of recipes now that you are blogging! Where did you get the ginger syrup?