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!
In these lemon bar recipes (also called lemon squares), a tangy citrus mixture bakes on top of the buttery cookie crust, making it all into some rich, sweet and delicious bar cookies.
With fun flavors like pink lemonade, toffee and macaroon, check out these 30 vintage cake mixes and varieties you just can’t get anymore.
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.
The Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe is a Jell-O poke cake-style dessert – a unique cake with raspberry gelatin baked right in! A bonus recipe is a similar treat: an orange jello pound cake.
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!
Bacardi daiquiri pie is as nice to eat as a Bacardi daiquiri is to sip. It tastes soft and cool, light and bright – and this dessert is a breeze to make.
Begin with a cake mix, and follow this Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake recipe. Better make extra copies for your friends, though. This cake is *that* good.
The frosting is in the middle of this nutty and fun Pistachio Inside-Outside Cake. Get the retro recipe from the ’70s here!
What is the secret of this rich, moist, delicious cake? Here’s a hint: Its full name is the Mayonnaise Chocolate Sensation cake. Get this surprisingly tasty recipe from 1985!
For decades after their introduction in 1963, Easy-Bake Ovens showed up on wish lists for Santa and for birthdays, and millions of them were sold.
Try this easy pistachio marble pudding cake recipe. It has extraordinary moistness to go with its extraordinary flavor, thanks to the addition of pudding.
When chocolate combines its unmistakably rich, luscious flavor with ordinary ingredients, the result is always extraordinary… such as in rocky road cake.
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’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.
How do you top this tempting cake? The only way to top our elegant strawberry-apricot cake is with your own colorful artistry.
Without a doubt, the humble dump cake has one of the worst names ever, but this sweet treat has still managed to stay popular since its introduction in the mid-sixties. See step-by-step photos for an apple pie dump cake recipe here!
If you like almost any cake, as long as it’s chocolate, this Fudgy-Nut Bundt cake is deep, dark, fudgy heaven.
Why is this called a Pink Magic cake? Because in addition to the yellow cake, this retro treat has wedges of a berry delicious Jell-O and ice cream mixture.
People loved all eight kinds of Snackin’ Cake that you mix, bake and serve it in the same plan. Flavors like Banana Walnut, Chocolate Chip and Coconut Pecan.
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.’
Turn a regular cake mix into a really rich and moist sour cream pudding pound cake with some Jell-o lemon instant pudding mix. Here’s the retro recipe!
This exceptional Bacardi rum cake is a pudding cake baked in a ring pan and flavored with Bacardi dark dry rum. You can get a really elegant cake with foolproof results.
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.
Stripe-it-Rich pudding poke cakes make ordinary cakes extraordinary. It’s easy! Use the Jell-O instant pudding mixture to frost, fill and stripe. Here’s how.
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.
Create a holiday sensation with Duncan Hines & a bowl full of cherries: a vintage cherry Christmas tree cake!
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.
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This zesty purple Jell-o poke cake has stripes of flavor from a tangy blackberry gelatin! Not feeling so purple? You can swap in any other flavor of Jello to make this cake recipe all your own.
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.
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!
Walnut ribbon angel cake recipe makes an old-fashioned angel food cake with a sweet chocolate topping plus a halo of walnuts.
Does this Easy Baked Alaska recipe look hard? It’s not. Look delicious? It is. Now you can bake, freeze and serve from the same pan.
From the ’70s, here are some vintage recipes for few cake mix desserts you can make that go beyond the typical layer cake.
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.
Two deliciously pink vintage cherry cake recipes here – one version made with boxed mix, and the other made from scratch. Have a look!
Here’s an old-fashioned favorite perfect for a child’s birthday party: ice cream cone cupcakes! We have the vintage recipe right here.
You love the flavor of almonds and sherry… now taste them together in a fabulous new cake! You make it with Christian Brothers Cream Sherry, Blue Diamond Sliced Almonds and cake mix.
Get classic holiday recipes from the sixties: Caramel crunch popcorn, Lemon European cake, and a festive Gumdrop nut wreath.
Here’s a recipe for a surprise holiday cake! It’s a tomato soup fruitcake that you make it with Campbell’s tomato soup. Get the retro recipe right here.
This delicious vintage Graham streusel cake starts with a boxed mix, the batter divided and adorned with a streusel-type crunch, and after baking, is drizzled with a light powdered sugar glaze.
When baked, this fudge batter pudding has a chocolate sauce on the bottom and the top of the cake. There are also four variations of this chocolate dessert recipe to try!
If you’re looking for some delicious Bundt cake recipes to serve at your next holiday party — or any time of year, for that matter
Make this beautiful custard-filled Venetian rum cake the day before you plan to serve it, and add the toasty meringue topping shortly before serving.
This jolly marshmallow bunny birthday cake is adorable, especially light for children, and so easy to make!
This pina colada cake is an attractive, delicious dessert made with packaged yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, coconut – and, of course, rum.
It tastes like you spent the whole day baking — but this mouthwatering saucy apple swirl cake will take you hardly any time at all.