This cake was almost perfect- just a bit too sweet. I did use 1 c brown and 1 c white as suggested by others and may have packed the brown sugar too tightly, but still think only 1/2 c brown and 3/4 c white would be more than sufficient. Also, in the frosting I only used 1 c confectioner's sugar as that's all I had and that was just perfect. I like the flavour of cream cheese to really come thru, can't imagine how sweet it would have been with 3 or 4 cups! Only other changes were adding in fresh grated nutmeg and an extra teaspoon each of vanilla and cinnamon as recommended by others. For those with falling cakes, don't know if this is what helped, but I combined all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mixed thoroughly with a fork, beat all wet ingredients really well with the mixer, then gradually added the dry to wet and beat by hand just until everything combined smoothly. Cake rose perfectly. The texture of the cake was amazing as is, curious to know how it would have turned out with the applesauce and pineapple additions, will have to try it next time... Regardless, it's a way to get carrots voluntarily into my son, so definitely a keeper!
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This cake was almost perfect- just a bit too sweet. I did use 1 c brown and 1 c white as...