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georgia cornbread cake

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

I learned how to make this wonderfully delightful little Georgia cornbread cake when I was cooking at a small restaurant many years ago. It is so addictive! Don't let the name fool ya. It's not really cornbread, but a sweet and nutty cake that kind of resembles cornbread, hence the name. I serve it plain, but some people serve it with a caramel sauce drizzled over it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Definitely not cornbread, but this cake is delicious. Once baked, a nice crust forms on the outside that's flaky but inside the cake's tender and moist. The texture reminds us of an extra chewy brownie. Each bite is full of pecans. This makes an easy dessert or enjoy as an afternoon snack with coffee. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen already.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 28 squares
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For georgia cornbread cake

  • 4 lg
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make georgia cornbread cake

  • Eggs whisked in a bowl.
    In a large bowl add eggs and beat them.
  • Sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla added to the egg.
    Add sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Mixing in flour.
    Then add the flour and mix well.
  • Folding in chopped nuts.
    Fold in the nuts and stir.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Pour into a greased 9x13 pan (I use a metal pan).
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake for 35 minutes at 350 F.
  • Slicing cornbread cake into pieces.
    The center of the cake will be kind of soft. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 24- 28 squares depending on how big the squares are cut.