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.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Mix thoroughly together the biscuit mix, brown sugar, eggs, flaked coconut, chopped pecans, and vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow cake to cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

217.6 calories; 2.3 g protein; 28.7 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 152.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
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 edges. You can't put a toothpick in the middle and expect it to be clean. This cake continues to set as it cools. Read More
(15)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
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. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
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. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
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 edges. You can't put a toothpick in the middle and expect it to be clean. This cake continues to set as it cools. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
This is a great cake! My kids loved it and my Grandma who doesn't usually eat dessert had 3 pieces. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2003
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 make. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
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! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2009
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 the last 2 times it has been a total flop. It did not rise much less fall and it was dry and tasteless. I can account for part of the problem since I did not use chocolate chips that I normally put in but am wondering if the baking mix could be outdated? I am going to try one more time using a fresh box of baking mix and adding the chocolate chips as I hate to abandon a recipe that I previously used with such success. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2006
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 don't know what happened?? but I still enjoyed it!! Read More
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