Adapted from Yankee magazine. Yankee used to feature recipes that had a unique history and I always found such great treasures in that monthly article. According to the article, this recipe was passed on by a neighbor to a lady who was celebrating at a restaurant and had brought the cake along. The chef at the resturant tasted it and begged for the recipe! I haven't tried this yet, but am posting this now in response to a request for special carrot cake recipes.