You could smell the hints of warm spices, the cinnamon and cloves, sweet notes from the molasses and brown sugar. This is a very moist and dense carrot cake. It is topped with a honey vanilla cream cheese icing that compliments the cake very well. The icing was so tasty you could about sit down with a bowl of it. You definitely need the icing on this cake for that extra bit of sweetness. Absolutely delicious and will most definitely make this again.