I love the name of this cake. I knew exactly why they call it Sad Cake even before I read the little note attached to it. It is sad because it rises during baking but then falls flat afterwards. Which in my book can only mean one thing: goodness, simple goodness. The cake is just overwhelmed by it, so it deflates 🙂
This cake couldn’t be easier to make. I saw the recipe in a new cookbook a friend gave me. Take a look at the cover:
Now that’s a friend with a good sense of humor! I love it! She knew I would love the book and the cover alone is worth it!
The cake can also be found on Cooks.com & Allrecipes.com. It is the exact same recipe (with a few minor differences…for copyright I guess!) as the one in this book. I didn’t really change a thing, I just went with it and the result was: sad…in a good way!
4 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup oil
2 cups Bisquick
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts (pecan or walnuts)
1 (7 oz.) pkg. coconut