Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat the sugar, oil
and vanilla together in the bowl of an electric
mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the
eggs, 1 at a time. In another bowl, sift together
the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. With
the mixer on low speed add 1/2 of the dry
ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the
grated carrots, raisins, and walnuts to the
remaining flour, mix well, and add to the batter.
Mix until just combined.