Cream butter until soft.
Gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy, at least ten minutes.
Beat in eggs one at a time until thoroughly blended.
In a separate bowl sift flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, nutmeg, and cardamom together several times and set aside.
Add walnuts, pineapple, raisins, and carrots to egg-sugar mixture.
Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
Pour into greased and floured pan and bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour.