Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
This recipe comes courtesy of a 86 year old lady that has been cooking since she was 9 years old. The recipe has been in her family for many years. The ground pecans gives it a texture of cornbread, but there isn't any cornmeal in it. This cake is perfect for potlucks or to pack in lunchboxes.
- 1 cup sugar or 1⁄2 cup Splenda sugar substitute, for baking
- 1 cup brown sugar or 1⁄2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups pecans, chopped very fine
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- Stir together sugar, brown sugar,, eggs and oil in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in flour and vanilla; add pecans and stir until evenly mixed.
- Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
- Good served with a dollop of whipped cream, enjoy.
A cousin made this for a family reunion recently. She called her recipe "Georgia Cornbread', too. It was delicious... slightly sweet and different from any cake I'd ever had. She put walnuts in hers instead of the pecans, and dusted the top with powdered sugar. I'll be making it myself the next time we have a family get-together.
My mother in law made this cake for my husband as he was growing up. Since it's his favorite, I now make it all the time. I add cream cheese icing on top! Perfect icing match for this cake!!
This is a southern classic..... Awesome and easy