took this to our bridge club. everyone raved, even those how don't like carrot cake. Make sure you chop the nuts a little finer than course as when you cut the layers you run into hunks of nuts and it tears the layers. Also when they say fine grated they mean it. Not liquified but fine.. I used the grater on the processor and then used the chopping blade till they were finely chopped. Also I used heaping cups of confectioner sugar to make a little more. Make sure cakes are cool even if you have to refrigerate them.. This is 10 stars.