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A Southern Tradition
In the South. We love to celebrate. Birthdays, holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We don’t really need a reason. We just do! And one of our favorite cakes (and cupcakes) can usually be found at most Southern Springtime Celebrations. The traditional Southern Carrot cake and Southern Carrot Cupcakes; chocked full of so much goodness from carrots, nuts, pineapple and nuts you could almost let yourself believe you’re eating something healthy! The Hummingbird Cake, deemed Southern Living’s most popular ever recipe, makes its appearance this time of year, but my love has always been Carrot Cake ! I’ve included two really delicious variations on this marvel of ingenuity from the southern kitchen and I can’t really tell you which is my favorite. Try them both! Let me know which one you like the best. The recipes are fairly interchangeable, though you’ll need to watch your cook times and you’ll likely only get a couple layers from the cupcake recipe if you convert it to a traditional cake. I made the cake this time with only two layers using the original recipe from my Aunt Bette, and I can tell ya, its just divine. So any way you do it. JUST DO IT!