Sad Cake

Sad Cake


"This cake is called sad cake because the cake looks sad. It actually "falls" during baking and is a flat cake. It may be sad looking, but it is moist, chewy and sweet. It does not need a frosting."


servings 218 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Mix thoroughly together the biscuit mix, brown sugar, eggs, flaked coconut, chopped pecans, and vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow cake to cool before cutting.
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  1. 30 Ratings


I have been making this recipe for years-it is great. I sometimes add choc. chips, butterscotch chips and have even added M & M's for the kids. We love it.

This is a pretty darn good dessert. I guess I would call it more of a recipe for bars than a cake, but it's really tasty.

I have made this cake with a slight variation in the amounts of the ingredients for several years. You have to cook it by the recipe or until it gets light brown and starts to "crust" on the edg...

This is a great cake! My kids loved it, and my Grandma, who doesn't usually eat dessert had 3 pieces.

i have been looking for this recipe for a long time. we used to eat this cake when i was in high school. i made one for my family, it was gone the same evening.thanks for sharing it !

I have made this twice now. It is a real winner, easy, quick, and everyone loved it. I cut it into bars like brownies. OK, something has gone awry. Since first making this with great success...

Baked this today for a small group and got lots of good comments about it. I added 1/2 cup Butterscotch Chips to kick it up a little. Very, moist, gooey and chewy dessert...easy and quick to m...

This is a very good recipe..but my cake wasn't 'sad' it did not fall. In fact it was fluffy and very much like a cake not a flat chewy cookie like I thought. I followed the recipe to a "T" so I ...

Delish! I see what it's a sad cake, because it's quite ugly looking, but it tastes amazing and if you want a nice powdered sugar glaze tastes divine with it.