It's funny you should bring this up today since I just took two layers of carrot cake out of the oven. My husband is not a huge chocolate fan, so I've been baking all sorts of fruit, nut, etc. kinds of cakes.
I just received my April 2011 issue of Southern Living
yesterday and noticed their recipe for Layered Carrot Cake
and knowing I had all the ingredients in our pantry, I decided to make it.
One of the reasons I like carrot cake is because it's so moist and the added flavor of the cinnamon is great. This one has a small amount of crushed pineapple, so I'm looking forward to a delicious cake.
The recipe also gives instructions for making the cake into cupcakes, which would be nice for tucking into your lunch.
You might want to try your hand at this cake and see if it's anything like the one you've been enjoying.