I am always thrilled to come across a new recipe! Especially a recipe for something so classical and traditional as the old-fashioned carrot cake. This recipe came to me from my friend, Jeanne Burns, who is a fabulous cook and baker in her own right. Matter of fact, she is the one who sampled this cake, loved it and even took the picture I’m sharing here with everyone.

The original recipe may be found under the name J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill Carrot Cake, from the South Florida Sun Sentinel. I made this wonderful cake and made a few changes and wow! What a deliciously moist and flavorful cake. I could not believe it! Many people see or hear the word carrot cake and are immediately turned off. I get it. I used to be too, until what I discovered was that I just actually had not had a good carrot cake before, just lots of bad ones. When I discovered carrot cakes could be full of pineapple, coconut and pecans, I was sold.

Blaise Doubman, of Kennard, is an Indiana University graduate. He invites readers to visit his website at: TRAIL BLAISE (http://trailblaise.com). He loves to hear from his readers and can be contacted via the contact page found directly on his website.