Place the carrots, dates, water, raisins, butter and spices in a pan. Bring to a boil slowly and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool.
Meanwhile, stir the dry ingredients together, then add it with the nuts to the wet mixture you simmered. Stir the entire mixture together until it is well blended. Pour the cake batter into a well greased and floured 9 inch ring mold or square pan.
Bake at 375°F for 45-50 minutes.
To fill a large bundt pan or a 9"x13" pan, make a double recipe.