It is hard to imagine a carrot cake more delicious than this one! Very moist — probably owing to the pudding mix in the recipe. If I were on the catering staff in Minas Tirith I would have baked this for the wedding of King Elessar and Lady Arwen. Or perhaps it was made in honor of Galadriel‘s birthday in Lothlorien because its color reminds one of her golden hair, so lovely that Gimli could think of nothing more to ask from her than a lock to keep as she sent each member of the Fellowship off with a blessing.
The only thing I added was the decoration — a “carrot” made from an orange gum drop and a sprig of parsley. I used walnuts instead of pecans as that’s what I had on hand. You will want the cake “quite cool” before you frost it, and pay attention to how much confectioners sugar you put in the frosting so it firms up well. Still, I recommend you put the frosted cake in the fridge, especially on a warm day.
You must make all haste to summon the bakery staff to get this delicacy on your family table tonight! Or at least on Super Bowl Sunday!