vintage dessert recipes

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

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

Light o' lemon no-bake pie recipe (1980)
Light o’ lemon no-bake pie recipe (1980)

This retro pie recipe is a quickie – no oven needed! Just some easy-to-find ingredients combined in a saucepan and mixed in bowls, and you can have a fluffy and light lemon no-bake pie tonight.

Famous Bacardi rum cake recipe 1976
The famous Bacardi rum cake recipe

This exceptional Bacardi rum cake is a pudding cake baked in a ring pan, and flavored with Bacardi dark dry rum. You may be surprised at how easy it is to get an elegant cake – perfect for the holidays!

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.

Butterscotch rolls with pecans vintage recipe (1964)
Butterscotch rolls with pecans (1960s)

These fluffy butterscotch rolls with pecans have a brown sugar and raisin filling that’s perfectly tucked inside the soft yeast bun. Give ’em a try with this retro recipe from the ’60s!

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.

Pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce (1989)
Pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce (1989)

Here’s a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas! This retro ’80s recipe for pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce — which actually makes six sweet mini souffles — is surprisingly easy to make.

Crazy berry blue pie (1969)
Crazy berry blue pie (1969)

Outwardly this Crazy berry blue pie looks normal. Like blueberry pie. But slice it. And it’s pie of another color. It’s a deliriously thick creamy lavender blue. With berries mixed madly through it.

Pecan pizza coffee cake (1968)
Pecan pizza coffee cake (1968)

Don’t worry, this delicious pecan pizza coffee cake is only _shaped_ like a pizza. The sweetness of this treat comes from a combination of brown sugar and maple syrup.

Bake someone happy with this sensational seventies Graham streusel cake
Make a delicious graham streusel cake the ’70s way

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. Here’s how to make it!