Old Virginia Carrot Tea Cake

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I cut this out of the Vancouver Sun newspaper some time in the 80's. It is one of the nicest carrots cakes I've tried, and it really doesn't need icing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare 10" tube or bundt pan by greasing well.
  3. In large bowl blend sugar and oil, beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Add flour, tea powder, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.
  5. Beat well, then fold in carrots and pecans.
  6. Spoon into pan and bake 70 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven when done and cool on wire rack for 15 minutes, them remove from pan.
  8. For glaze: Mix together icing sugar and lemon juice then drizzle over cake when cooled.
  9. Option: Dust lightly with icing sugar instead of glaze.


Most Helpful

I made this for the 'O' is October event. It was lovely, I followed the recipe exactly and it had a great flavour. Loved the crunch that the pecans gave it. Thanks for sharing Helen.

Tulip-Fairy October 31, 2007

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