Cream together sugar & butter. Beat in eggs. Stir in carrots.
Combine flour, baking powder & baking soda, spices, and salt. Add 1/2 flour mixture to carrot mixture. Stir in raisins and orange juice; then remaining flour. Mix well.
Spoon into greased and floured 5-cup mold. Bake in 325 degree oven 50-60 minutes.
Remove from mold and cool on rack.
Serve with hard sauce. (Recipe below.)
Hard sauce recipe (1950)
“Hard sauce” is essential to many desserts, and you’ll find it quote easy to make. Cream 1/3 cup butter until soft; add 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar. Stir until smooth and then add one tablespoon hot cream, one half teaspoon lemon extract, and one teaspoon vanilla, and beat two minutes. Chill. (Vintage hard sauce recipe from the Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut – April 9, 1950)