I really, really wanted to make that beautiful three layer carrot cake from the book. A thing of beauty, wasn't it? I couldn't quite eke that third layer out. It still looks all right though, doesn't it?
The recipe is relatively simple. With the golden raisins, walnuts, and sweetened coconut, the cake is moist and dense. (My cake might have been a little too dense. Things were good until the last 10 minutes when they deflated almost completely. ) I love the hint of lemon in the icing!
Thanks to Amanda of slow like honey for picking a great recipe! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Tuesdays With Dorie carrot cakes!