I get recipe requests every time I make this cake. I think the original recipe came from Taste of Home. I have a Kitchenaid mixer with the shredder attachment and use that to shred up the carrot, apple, and even the toasted pecans, but any shredder will do, or you could chop with a good old-fashioned kitchen knife instead! Note: Be sure to both grease AND flour your tube pan as this cake is very moist and needs the flour to help it release from the pan! Enjoy!