Some may bristle at the thought of vegetables in dessert-- carrot cake and zucchini bread was as far as many of us have ever ventured. But vegetables have been popping up in all sorts of confections these days, and these sweet treats are not your average carrot cake. Veggies like peas and avocados take on new life in cakes and pies. Beets lend an unexpected depth of flavor to a gluten-free chocolate cake, and corn goes floral with lavender. Try these recipes for an exciting twist on your favorite desserts.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
The chocolatey flavor and moist texture make this zucchini bread from The Kitchn super indulgent.
This isn't something I would have ever come up with on my own, but Syliva from Peaches and Donuts blog assures us it's magnificent.
Pumpkin Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
This one makes sense, considering carrot cake and pumpkin cake are both unbelievable.
Lavender Scented Peach And Corn Upside Down Cake
The sweetness of the peaches combines with the mellow flavor of corn to create something truly magical.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Avocado is a great thickening agent for an indulgent pudding like this one from How Sweet It Is.
Sweet Pea And Vanilla Cake With Lemon Icing
Peas in a cake?! Now we've seen everything.
Purple Velvet Torte - Chocolate Beet Flourless Cake
The flavor in this chocolate torte is earth and unctuous.
Garden FlowerPot Cupcakes
How adorable are this little verdant concoctions from My Cupcake Addiction!?