Neva Tee's Carrot Cake


Neva (my late Mom Mom)’s carrot cake recipe is flawless. It's got the most perfect texture combination between the moist, rich cake and the crunchy, pecany (is that a word?) frosting. People literally lined up for one of these beauties. It even won a blue ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair. Note: to make your own self-rising flour, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt. This cake can be frozen. Simply wrap in foil.

What you will need

2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil (such as Crisco)

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla, divided

2 cups self-rising flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 cups grated carrots

3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 stick of butter, room temperature

1 cup chopped pecans

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature


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