Easy Pecan Cake

This is a depression era recipe I have renamed. The poor thing was called sad cake but my kids and I decided this tasty treat needed a better title that didn’t sound quite so…well depressing.

Because it came from a vintage cookbook I had to redo the measurements because it listed things like a 10¢ package of biscuit mix. I can just see a poor store clerk looking at me like I was out of my wits if I requested such an item. Let’s see in today’s standards that would probably be what, a teaspoon maybe? :o)

This cake goes well with tea or coffee. Where I come from such treats are called coffee cake.

1 ½ cups biscuit mix

2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs

1 cup pecans

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well, pour into a greased square baking dish (approximately 8X8 inches) and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and let sit in oven for 15 minutes more.

Serve warm or cool. You can sprinkle with powdered sugar or right before serving put a dollop of whipped cream on top if you like but they are just as good plain.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Thanks for not adding cinnamon and the generous helping of pecans,which these days are expensive.;)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

:o)

You could add those if you wanted to. Back then some had chickens and where I live pecan trees grow wild so these ingredients were readily available.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love this cake. It looks delicious. Beautiful presentation. As usual, I'll show this recipes to my mom. Thanks for share with us. You always be a good chef. I am proud to be your fans and I have a chance to update your hub. Vote up as always. God bless you, take care!

Prasetio


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Prasetio.


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Yum! Just bookmarked this. Thanks a lot for sharing. :)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

It's quick, easy and one of my family's favorites.


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katrinasui 5 years ago

It sounds delicious. The best thing about this cake is that it is easy to make.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

It is good and easy to make. Always a plus.


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Neat hub. Pecan cake sounds like a must try! :)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I think you will like it.


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iburahimu 5 years ago

Pecan cake!..

With coffee it will be irresistible. Another great tasty treat to try..

Thanks for such beautiful recipe.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, iburahimu. It is a tasty treat, I think you will enjoy it.


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Loren's Gem 5 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

Hmm... this recipe is a must-try! I should be making this at home. Thanks for sharing! Bookmarked and rated it useful. :-)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Loren it is really good with tea or coffee. I hope you enjoy it.


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saif113sb 5 years ago

very very nice hub. Thanks


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, saif113sb.


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swathi180 5 years ago

yummy recipe thanks for sharing


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I hope you enjoy, swathi180.


mib56789 5 years ago

I'm glad you renamed it. Any recipes with pecans in it never makes me sad. I'm sharing this on my Facebook page.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I love this recipe, mib56789, I hope you enjoy it.


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Teddletonmr 4 years ago from Midwest USA

Hum, easy pecan cake sounds great. Coffee cake always makes me smile, they smell oh so good when they are baking.

Thanks for updating such a wonderful classic depression era favorite.

Eat well, and be well. Mike

P.S. shared with my facebook friends and +one...


brian slater 4 years ago

love the smell of coffee cakes when there in the oven. Yummy.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Mike, thanks for sharing my recipe. I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading, Brian. Coffee cake does smell great just out of the oven.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This looks yummy and easy to make. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I didn't know you were a cook, Alocsin. I learned something new. :o)

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