I saw Trisha Yearwood prepare this on a daytime talk show last year, and then saw it again being prepared on the Live With Kelly show this morning. It looks so good that I really want to make it soon. I never thought of first cooking carrots before preparing a carrot cake, nor did I think to slice the layers. But it looks so scrumptious, so I will try to take the time to go that extra step. Prep time doesn't include the overnight refrigeration.