Better even than carrot cake! Lots of ingredients, but even this cook who flunked out of cake baking school made this cake and it was a smash hit. I used candied ginger "chips" bought in the baking section of the local grocery store, and the little chips gave a very adult spicy hit every so often when eating the cake. The frosting is foolproof to make (another typical failure on my part), although I did turn over the actual application of the frosting to my hubby who is better at it than I. Not having three 8" cake pans, I made it in two 9" and it was just fine. Great presentation, a very adult cake! Thank you Sunset!