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Easy Pecan Cake

Updated on March 23, 2015

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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    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

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

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

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

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      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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      brian slater 

      6 years ago

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

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      Mike Teddleton 

      6 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...

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

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

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      mib56789 

      7 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.

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      I hope you enjoy, swathi180.

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      swathi180 

      7 years ago

      yummy recipe thanks for sharing

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for reading, saif113sb.

    • saif113sb profile image

      saif113sb 

      7 years ago

      very very nice hub. Thanks

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

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

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      Loren's Gem 

      7 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. :-)

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

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

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      iburahimu 

      7 years ago

      Pecan cake!..

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

      Thanks for such beautiful recipe.

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      I think you will like it.

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      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

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

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

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

    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 

      7 years ago

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

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

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

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      7 years ago

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

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks, Prasetio.

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      prasetio30 

      7 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

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      :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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      Mentalist acer 

      7 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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