Cake baked in a pie shell… and a sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake. That’s Funny Cake – a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.
If you’re looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out our collection of more than 100 classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
From meat glazes to unique salads and totally vintage-style jello molds, the most iconic tropical fruit can make itself useful in so many ways. Here are some weird – and some good – retro ways to serve pineapple.
Rice Krispies Treats were invented in the 1930s, and by 1940, the recipe was known across the country — and their popularity has hardly waned since. Here, get the original version of the treats recipe, along with some modern variations!
This retro recipe for savory potato fritters comes from Heinz, and during WWII, they said these made for an ideal meatless main dish for lunch or supper.
What can you make with Spam? According to these retro Spam recipes – what *can’t* you make with it?! Check out these easy vintage how-tos here.
What is mashed potatoes supreme? It’s a recipe for an unusual, distinctive dish made from ordinary, economical ingredients.
Here, find out how to make the popular old-fashioned 7-minute frosting — plus get some how-tos on whipping up some tasty new ways to enjoy this icing!
A quaint, old-fashioned idea for a modern cake! You’ll see the beautiful results in this chintz cake — so easy to make.
This from-scratch vintage lime delight cake recipe uses sweet-tart lime for the cake and filling, topped with a fluffy white old-fashioned frosting.
This homemade ‘Love me tender’ vintage Valentine cake with lollipop frosting has fluffy white icing and crushed cherry candy decorations.
Creamed chipped beef – dried beef with white gravy – is also known as “s**t on a shingle” (SOS), and was often served to troops during World War II.
Here’s how to make a good old-fashioned Ice cream cake with hot chocolate frosting, thanks to this recipe from the 1940s!
Love those classic cocktails? Get the recipes here for some of the finest from the 40s: Gin Rickey, Creme de Menthe Frappe, Hot Toddy, Side Car, Pink Lady, Stinger, Champagne Cocktail, Manhattan, Daiquiri & more!
17 old-fashioned hot punch recipes for the holidays to warm your winter – including traditional wassail
Hot punch is one of the traditional winter warmer-uppers, whether or not there’s booze in it. Here are more than a dozen old-fashioned hot punch recipes for the holidays, both with and without alcohol.
Here are 20 classic mincemeat recipes (used to make the holiday favorite, mince pie) – as remembered through the decades by chefs, cookbook authors, in newspapers and family cookbooks.
Get some creative retro recipes for coconut Christmas cakes, with various festive holiday designs and themes from the 1940s through the 1980s!
Pumpkin pie doesn’t have to be light in color and light on flavor! Try these recipes for dark and delicious old-fashioned pumpkin pie with molasses & brown sugar – and see some other tasty variations, too!
A bewitching black Midnight Cake is just the thing for Halloween. Try this vintage recipe for a strikingly dark and chocolaty dessert here!
In the ’50s, vintage fruit cocktail was added to everything from jello salads to canned meat. Here, see 42 weird old-fashioned ways they used to eat the stuff!
Here’s a vintage dessert recipe from the ’40s: Chocolate & vanilla parfait chiffon cake! ‘Airy-light, yet so rich-tasting as butter cake. Chocolate-y through and through!’
The double chocolate richness of Wellesley fudge cake is a favorite from way back — practically irresistible when you make it, as your grandmother doubtless did, with Baker’s Chocolate.
Raise your glass for some warm and wonderful classic hot chocolate recipes from across the years! Try cocoa mixtures with a variety of flavors and even some international flair.
A good old-fashioned meat-stretcher is a corn pie with ground beef crust. It’s easy to make, and you will have a mouth-meltingly delicious corn pie that’s a conversation piece as well as a satisfying mainstay.
Nothing says ‘luncheon’ like an old-fashioned frosted party sandwich loaf! And they’re so darn pretty, they can even do double-duty as lunch table centerpieces.
Pass the confetti! I’ve got something to celebrate. A polka-dot confetti cake — Super good and a cinch to make! Just think — little inexperienced me — making a rich, light, yummy cake!
This jolly marshmallow bunny birthday cake is adorable, especially light for children, and so easy to make!
Are there any chocolate lovers in your house? Surprise them with this chocolate rhapsody cake. Such rich, chocolaty flavor. So lovely and tender.
Allow two pieces per person when you serve this luscious, moist-rich Fiesta Banana Cake! It’s just too good to last! But who cares? Your cake baking reputation will be made.
It’s a see-through dessert! This gelatin-based pie offers a clear filling, making it possible for you to see the embedded peaches and cherries when looking at the whole pie, and with every slice.
This Toll House cake is really a different and glamorous cake, with all the lightness and delicacy you always look for – plus whole Morsels of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate scattered through and through it.
Make this pink heart-shaped cake for Valentine’s Day – or a bridal party or for a birthday, for a wedding anniversary, or just to please someone you love.
Grandma’s peanut butter molasses cookies recipe – a recipe that’s simple, you’ll be glad to make them whenever the children ask!
Like ice cream and cake at your house? Here’s a delightful new way to serve it!
Give new life to your Thanksgiving leftovers with these two old-fashioned turkey recipes from the 1940s!
Serve 7 turkeys for Thanksgiving! (1942) One on a platter, and six made from cranberry sauce! There’ll be oh’s and ah’s aplenty when you bring on the
A wonderful twist on Thanksgiving tradition — a light, appetizing treat from the forties – pumpkin cake!
If you’ve never thought of putting luscious, ruby-red cranberries into a pie, hurry and find out how royally delicious this Ann Pillsbury creation really is! To make
Pumpkin chiffon honey pie: A vintage recipe for a light no-bake pumpkin pie sweetened with honey (1948)
Your guests will hope for more as they taste the super-goodness that honey brings to this glorified pumpkin pie — the pumpkin chiffon honey pie.
You’ll be the star of the party when you serve this Choc-O-Lantern Halloween cake. Bewitching and so delicious!
You’ll amaze folks with your skill (needn’t tell ‘em how easy it was!) and delight everybody with this grand-tasting cheese souffle.
Bring spring to your table with this lovely, luscious daffodil pecan cake, based on an old-fashioned recipe that you’ll love.
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A dessert favorite in Reconstruction Days “I was a child half a century ago, we couldn’t get canned fruits, and we had to depend on dried fruits