A great, moist classic carrot cake that, along with Lawsuit Muffins, launched my baking career. The lemon-scented cream cheese icing covers a tall, California health food cafe style layer cake that is still good, after all these years. In my heyday as an underground baker supplying restaurants all over the city with this famed cake, I tinted extra cream cheese icing with enough cinnamon to make a cinnamon-hued decorator icing. I stippled this over the finished cake for a slicker finale. This recipe was originally scaled up to make 30 cakes at a shot. I sold 200-300 a week. Carrot cake? What a way to eat your vegetables! In winter, I toss in 1-2 grated Granny Smith apples to this recipe to perk up those storage carrots.