I made this cake by Delia Smith a couple of days ago and it is absolutely fabulous. I am not the world's most experienced baker but it was moist and had the perfect texture. I was quite proud of myself!! I prefer my carrot cakes without topping so I haven't tried it. Oh, and don't leave out the syrup glaze. I almost decided not to bother with it but I am so glad I added it. It gives the cake a lovely citrussy tang. Yum!