This cake was very easy, and it turned out pretty well. It was a little denser than what I was expecting, and not very "carroty" -- actually more like a spice cake with carrots. I was kind of distracted when I was baking; I accidentally added 1 tsp of salt and omitted the vanilla entirely. I'll probably use 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of vanilla next time. I also omitted the grated ginger, increased the cinnamon to 1.5 tsps. and added 1/2 tsp. dried ginger and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. Overall, it was good but not fabulous.