Old Post Office Charleston Chewy Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A friend made these, and I had to have the recipe from her! It originated from The Post & Courier newspaper, May 2000. Wonderful flavor with a nice little chewy texture. YUMMY!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter and brown sugar in mixing bowl and beat well.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add salt and sifted flour, mixing well.
  4. Stir in vanilla and pecans.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured (or use Bakers' Joy) 9x13-inch cake pan.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
  7. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

these are so good! the batter was thick and i was hoping it would reach the end of the pan when it baked, which it did. i just took them out of the oven about an hour ago and hald the pan is gone already! need i say more? great recipe, thanks beachgirl

chia April 26, 2003

Just took it out of the oven Great long awaited opportunity I'm from charleston,we Always purchased from a family member's church sister thrilled 40 yrs. Later I can make it myself this recipe was kept a secret Now I can pass it on

gwenjm56 June 22, 2015

How delicious! I like the low amount of fat in this. The batter is exactly like cookie dough- I greased my fingers to press it into the pan. The taste is almost (not quite) like blonde brownies, but the pecans give their own flavor to the whole. The bars I made did get a little too hard the next day, but I believe this could be avoided by covering the pan while they're still warm.

J-Lynn February 27, 2007