Old-Fashioned Sad Cake

Old-Fashioned Sad Cake

I was so intrigued by the name when I first heard of this recipe. I knew it would be something I had to try. Why is it called a Sad Cake?
It is called Sad Cake because it raises fairly high, then caves in in the middle. You will be sad when the last crumb is gone!
I like to serve it with whipped cream.
SOOOO Delicious and addictive! It only takes 5 simple ingredients, a little mixing and you have a delightful Old-Fashioned Sad Cake.
Ready to make one? Let’s do it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 2 1/4 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place the 2 sticks (1-cup) of butter and the brown sugar into a microwave bowl Melt the butter with the brown sugar together.
  • Remove from the microwave and add the white sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, and the vanilla. 
  •  Stir until mixed.  Stir in the chopped nuts. 
  • Pour the batter into a 9″ x 13″ greased pan.  Bake 40 minutes at 350°.
  • Picture from 12 Tomatoes.
Keyword addicting, delicious, sad cake