Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is allegedly a Texas recipe. One of DH's friend brought it to a party that we had. It is called a Sad Cake because it falls on purpose, the taste is not Sad.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 13x9 pan lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Cream sugar and eggs together.
  4. Mix in Bisquick until well mixed.
  5. Add pecans, vanilla, (and coconut).
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Note: the cake is supposed to look strange.
  9. It rise high in the oven and then caves in in the middle.
  10. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream or plain.


Most Helpful

I remember my Grandma making this cake! I am so glad to find the recipe. The response I receive when sharing this are unanimous "The best cake I have ever had". "Anything but Sad!"

pamanson124 May 14, 2015

I've had this before but without the pecans. Very good!!

Ewalla July 05, 2008

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