This cake is aweful. Not even the icing deserves a good review. The cake isn't seasoned anything similar to the original carrot cake. The cake came out extremely heavy, dry, and it tastes like a concoction rather than a recipe. The icing ... The icing made to the instructions tastes like light brown cream cheese icing. In order for the icing to have a mild chocolate flavor, I had to increase the chocolate sauce. Overall, don't waste your time, and don't waste your money on this recipe. Next !