This retro recipe from the ’70s is for a delicious mocha sour cream cake – a bundt cake flavored with instant coffee and chocolate chips.
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!
For this chocolate mint-whipped cream cake, you layer rich, moist chocolate cake with mint-flavored whipped cream, and frost it with some of the best chocolate frosting.
What is a tomato soup cake? Find out with these vintage recipes for what was really a classic spiced cake – although with one unusual addition: a can of regular tomato soup.
With fun flavors like pink lemonade, toffee and macaroon, check out these 30 vintage cake mixes and varieties you just can’t get anymore.
How about a little old-fashioned holiday inspiration? Check out these super-cute retro Christmas cake decorating ideas to help you use frosting to make a wreath, stocking, reindeer, Santa Claus cake and more!
Made on a base of slice n bake cookie dough, these indulgent Rocky Road bar cookies are topped with chocolate frosting, marshmallows & nuts. Here’s the recipe from 1973!
This peppermint marble angel cake gets an extra festive touch from peppermint extract and bonus bits of crushed peppermint candy. Here’s a vintage recipe from 1990!
For this easy ’50s ColorVision cake recipe, pick 3 colors, then make your cake to match. Raspberry, strawberry, cherry, orange, lemon… any delicious flavor of fruit you like best. Here’s how.
These easy vintage cream cheese frosting recipes are one-bowl affairs with almost endless variations. Name a favorite flavor, and the chances are you can make it this easy way.
These festive Halloween cupcakes are decorated in a variety of fun and creative ways — including a pumpkin, a witch, a mummy, two spiders, a jack-o-lantern and a wolfman.
Here are a couple recipes for petits fours – along with ways to make the frosting, fondant and decorations for these tiny cakes, all in the ’50s style!
This pink lemonade ice cream cake is surprisingly easy to make – it starts with a boxed cake mix, and gets dressed up with filling and frosting. Try it!
This is maple-pecan chiffon cake with maple-flavored frosting, for the day you want something very, very special! Your guests will think you are wonderful!
Delight your guests with a lovely lemon layer cake with a luscious lemony buttercream frosting and lucious fruit preserves on the inside.
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!
The frosting is in the middle of this nutty and fun Pistachio Inside-Outside Cake. Get the retro recipe from the ’70s here!
Except for the silvery cones atop the towers, this fantasy ice castle cake is completely edible, built with rich cake, paved with icing and rock candy.
Baker’s German’s sweet chocolate cake became one of the most famous chocolate cakes – and here’s how to make the original version!
A glamorous-looking dessert like this chocolate-cherry torte can be the ultimate in party food. And isn’t it great when it tastes every bit as good?
See how decorating with frosting and cute little marshmallow flowers can turn angel food cakes into happiness you can eat!
Coffee and chocolate combine elegantly in the four layers of cake and the four layers of rich frosting in this mocha magic torte.
Here are three super-cute, easy-to-make vintage Easter basket cakes you can make, based on ideas from the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s!
This beautiful pink royal rose chiffon cake is a light-textured and elegant old-fashioned dessert. Get the recipe from the ’50s here!
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.
Here are a few ways to make a happy Easter surprise — cute vintage Easter cakes, using ideas and recipes from the fifties & sixties!
Here’s a retro jelly bean carousel cake that’s cute and creative for a child’s birthday. Anyone who loves jelly beans (doesn’t everyone?) will love it.
This choco-mint party cake recipe starts with a pre-made angel food cake, and adds a flavorful colored frosting that oozes out from between the layers.
How do you top this tempting cake? The only way to top our elegant strawberry-apricot cake is with your own colorful artistry.
Glowing with cheer, try this fresh-made delight – Kahlua Christmas cake, made with ground almonds instead of flour, and covered with a mocha frosting.
This homemade ‘Love me tender’ vintage Valentine cake with lollipop frosting has fluffy white icing and crushed cherry candy decorations.
This retro ’60s recipe for Chocoroons – Pillsbury’s scrumptious bar cookies – combines coconut with chocolaty flavor from Nestle’s Quik!
Try one of these vintage 7-Up cake recipes with lemon-lime soda! ‘Never before have you had a cake so light, so airy, so high, and with such a delightful new flavor.’
Here’s how to make a good old-fashioned Ice cream cake with hot chocolate frosting, thanks to this recipe from the 1940s!
There’s magic in the rich, chocolate moistness of Duncan Hines’ mint magic brownies — and in how deliciously they disappear.
This Baker’s Chocolate Decadence cake from the ’80s is made doubly rich with chunks of chocolate plus raisins, dates, and almonds. It’ll put everyone in the holiday spirit.
Here’s a collection of gingerbread houses to inspire you this holiday. Make a fairy-tale cottage, a half-timbered country house, a marvelous Victorian mansion — take your pick!
‘Tis the season for vintage Christmas Rice Krispies Treats, so find out how to make clown pops, surprise balls, crispy snowmen, toy animals and puddin’ tart shells and more!
Get some creative retro recipes for coconut Christmas cakes, with various festive holiday designs and themes from the 1940s through the 1980s!
The cake everyone’s talking about: The rave reviews coconut cake. It’s lusciously moist and walnut-crunchy, topped by a sweet and creamy cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.
What were desserts like back in the ’30s? Here’s one that you can make to get a vintage taste! It’s a This mocha-frosted chocolate loaf cake is just as delicious as any recipe today.
A bewitching black Midnight Cake is just the thing for Halloween. Try this vintage recipe for a strikingly dark and chocolaty dessert here!
Find out how to make these delicious old-fashioned desserts with recipes for old-fashioned pumpkin dessert squares, a coconut choco-swirl cake & a date bar cake.
Make a chocolate & vanilla party cake! Fluffy frosting and an easy decorative design can turn a simple cake into a simply wonderful dessert, the perfect finale to any festive meal.
What is a Watergate Cake? It’s the popular dessert made with a recipe that was passed around a lot in the mid-1970s. In the name of historical research, we decided to give this vintage cake recipe try! Here’s how it turned out.
For many Americans, a big, sweet part of our past involves chocolate – *especially* chocolate in cake and cupcakes. Check out these 7 heavenly Hershey’s chocolate cake recipes from the ’70s!
If you want to try some fruity-flavored Pastel Clouds cupcakes – tasty treats that taste like lemon or lime, strawberry or raspberry, orange or grape – make them easily by combining cake mix with gelatin.
Chocolate cake and gold cake are both star hits. So make it a night of stars with this luscious, two-toned marbled Chocolate Whirlaway Cake!
Easter Glory cake recipe Just as pumpkin pie means Thanksgiving, and plum pudding means “Merry Christmas” — so this luscious gold and white beauty says,
Chocolate mint sundae cake “Yes! It’s easy to get better cakes — use Spry with Cake-Improver!” says Aunt Jenny. “It is proof you’re wanting, ladies?
This Green Angel Lime Cake recipe is based on angel food cake, but gets a little extra zip from the addition of green lime flavor Jello – then the whole thing is slathered in a light fluffy fruit-flavored frosting.