I was asked to make a carrot cake and so I wanted to try a new recipe. Thanks to Emeril I found a fabulous one, probably one of the best cakes I have made. I couldn't stop "taste testing" this one.
The hard part was shredding all those carrots! I had a hand cramp, but so worth it! Yes, laugh at my stone age method of shredding. There is probably a better way, but this is what I had on hand.
I made one change, I put the nuts on the outside instead of the inside, much prettier and tastier, in my humble opinion.
You can find the recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/gigis-carrot-cake-recipe/index.html