Carolina Chew Cake / Chewy Cakes

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Wonderful. I believe this was originally from Southern Living.


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.
  5. Add flour; mix well.
  6. Stir in vanilla and pecans by hand.
  7. Pour into prepared pan (batter will be stiff).
  8. Bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Let cool; then dust with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut and serve.
Most Helpful

This is so yummy and so easy. I did not dust with powdered sugar. It taste just like the chew cake that my husbands grandmother makes. Thanks for posting such a yummy easy recipe.

Pixie's Kitchen June 20, 2007

My friend gave me this recipe--she calls it "Carolina Chews" cut into little 1 1/2" squares. Everyone who tastes these just can't believe how good they are from my daughter's 24 year old boyfriend to my Sunday School class at church. My recipe has 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 Tbl. baking powder in place of the self rising flour. I'm pretty sure it is the same thing. Thank you for posting!!

Kim S. December 13, 2009