vintage christmas desserts

Almond Legend cake (1976)
Almond Legend cake recipe (1976)

This almond legend cake has one whole almond baked inside, and the lucky person who receives the slice with the hidden almond is said to enjoy good fortune all year! Here’s the classic recipe from the 1970s!

Sherry bundt cake recipe
Sherry bundt cake recipe from the 1980s

While there are many different recipes for this classic sherry bundt cake, here is one that has remained popular for decades This dessert is moist and decadent with the perfect amount of sweetness.

Classic marshmallow cream fudge recipe
Classic marshmallow cream fudge recipe (1963)

This retro recipe for super chocolatey, marshmallow cream fudge makes a perfect treat! You can even substitute marshmallow cream for regular old marshmallows for the same delicious recipe.

Mocha sour cream cake - Retro recipe
Mocha sour cream cake (1973)

This retro recipe from the ’70s is for a delicious mocha sour cream cake – a bundt cake flavored with instant coffee and chocolate chips.

Old-fashioned Christmas coconut joy cookies (1979)
Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe (1979)

Here is an easy 1970s chocolatey Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe from C&H. With it, you can easily make these sweet treats for the holidays – or any day of the year!

Old-fashioned Christmas recipes for classic carrot pudding coconut joy cookies
Carrot cake Christmas pudding (1979)

This carrot cake Christmas pudding is a variation of the classic holiday dessert, but based on a carrot cake recipe. That means it should make a delicious treat even for those who aren’t fans of old-fashioned plum pudding.

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes
150+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

If you’re looking to recreate that special vintage Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or want to discover old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here’s a big tasty collection of treats for you!

Snow-topped jam thumbprint cookie recipe (1990)
Snow-topped jam thumbprint cookie recipe

If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, we’d like to tempt you into giving a sweet twist to your holiday baking: these vintage-style snow-topped thumbprint cookies with a hint of maple!

Make classic eggnog kringla cookies
Eggnog kringla cookie recipe (1990)

Two Christmas traditions (eggnog and Kringla) rolled into one soft, cakelike cookie. Here’s how to make classic eggnog kringla cookies with this recipe from 1990.

Our 12 best vintage brownie recipes
Our 15 best vintage brownie recipes

Ready for some good old-fashioned chocolate treats? Here are more than a dozen of our best vintage brownie recipes — lots of fudgy deliciousness with a retro twist!

Vintage recipe - Classic walnut pie (1991)
Classic walnut pie (1991)

This retro recipe for a classic walnut pie is a lot like America’s beloved pecan pie, but it gets its delicious crunch from walnuts instead. Try it!