cakes

Vintage 50s recipe - Jack Horner prune cake (1958)
Jack Horner prune cake (1958)

Here’s a version of Grandma’s homemade prune cake. This recipe makes two desserts: a two-layer cake with a lemon filling, and prune cake bars.

Jell-O Rainbow Poke Cakes - closeup
Jell-O Rainbow poke cake recipe (1982)

What will you find at the end of the rainbow? More smiles than ever. Here’s an easy recipe for a fun and fruity rainbow poke cake you can make with your favorite Jell-o flavors!

Vintage Venetian rum cake recipe (1968)
Venetian rum cake recipe (1968)

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. 

How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)
How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

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!

Three from-scratch traditional pound cake recipes (1920)

The traditional pound cake recipe got its name from the measurements of some ingredients used in the recipe — a pound of butter, a pound of sugar and a pound of flour. More than a century ago, the recipe changed to something a little lighter, but no less delicious!

Chocolate rhapsody cake recipe (1949)
Chocolate rhapsody cake (1949)

Are there any chocolate lovers in your house? Surprise them with this chocolate rhapsody cake. Such rich, chocolaty flavor. So lovely and tender.

Orange-filled party cake
Orange-filled party cake (1985)

In the 1980s, Crisco published a series of ads featuring country music star Loretta Lynn — and this one — featuring a recipe for an

Toll House cake with vanilla and chocolate (1949)

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.

Vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)
3 vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Grandma’s one-bowl applesauce cake recipe. It’s especially versatile. It’s the perfect snack almost any time. Bake it as squares, a ring, a loaf or cupcakes. Glaze it or not. Offer it for special flavor at brunch, lunch, or nightcap breaks.

Chocolate cottage pudding cake (1939)

Cottage pudding goes to town — glorified with Baker’s Chocolate! “How can anything economical taste so divine?” marveled my ritzy Cousin Sophie.  Chocolate Cottage Pudding