I had a really bad experience with a Costco Carrot Cake once that put me off enjoying a slice for close to a decade. Yeah. It really was that bad. It was just too sweet. Not so much the cake itself, but the thick layer of cream cheese frosting on top made my fillings scream and by the time I was three bites in I was gagging and had to walk away. I had to walk away from cake. From CAKE! I mean, that should be a crime, right? I’ve avoided Carrot Cake and all its incarnations ever since. So I decided to try making my own from scratch – complete with the dreaded Cream Cheese Frosting – to see if I could be convinced to fall back in love with Carrot Cake.