Hands down, better than regular carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, which is already delicious. This is an amped up version, I will NEVER make regular carrot cake again. I can't wait until I have a reason to make this cake again.
At least one person asks for the recipe every time I make this cake
I made this last year for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. Everyone loved the tang of the goat cheese frosting. It was a nice compliment to the standard pumpkin desserts.
I knew this would be great when I read the ingredient list which included cocoa powder and black pepper, and I was right. The spice blend was perfect. The cake was moist. Toasting the walnuts brought out more of their flavor. And adding goat cheese in the frosting gave it a nice tang. Easy to make.