Mom’s Old-Fashioned Sad Cake
The only thing sad about my mom’s sad cake is the name. With only 6 ingredients that are often stocked in the kitchen, it’s a great recipe to have on hand for a potluck, holiday gathering or when you need to turn some frown’s upside down! Sad cake rises while baking then falls and forms cracks as it cools! It’s chewy, rich and delicious.
Servings: 16 Servings
- 2 cups brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter melted
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a bowl using a stand mixer or whisk, blend together sugars. Add melted butter and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Lastly, add the flour and pecans, and mix just until incorporated.
- Pour into a buttered 9”x13” pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
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I can't tell you how happy I am you shared this! My Grandmother used to make this for me and my siblings as a child and it was my favorite, unfortunately she passed and didn't share the recipe. She informed us that the name came from the few ingredients used during the great depression.. Again I can't tell you how happy I am and Thanks so much!
This truly made me smile! I'm so happy you came across it as well! I know your grandmother was a very sweet lady just from your comment! I hope you think of her when you make it and take that first bite!