The kumquats are from my garden, I candied them a couple days ago.
I make carrot cakes all the time so I was anxious to try Rose's recipe. My recipe calls for crushed pineapple, Rose's uses raisins. My carrot cake has some spices like cinnamon, allspice and clove, Rose adds cinnamon and cocoa powder.
The flavor of the cake is great, my husband loved the raisins. I put walnuts around the outside and on top because he loves them too.
We both enjoyed this cake, I don't think I will abandon my regular recipe but this is a nice alternative and I loved the white chocolate cream cheese frosting.