My Louisiana grandmother would make a delicious carrot cake for our birthdays that I’ve come to think of as the quintessential New Orleans-style carrot cake. Its distinguishing features:
- No raisins;
- Square cake;
- Chopped pecans mixed into the cream cheese frosting.
The ingredients of the frosting are cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar and pecans. That’s it!
Here’s a photo of this cake, which is very dear to my heart.