desserts

Cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes (1896)
Old-fashioned cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes

You can think of these Victorian chocolate and coffee frappe recipes as precursors to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. You can even combine a couple and make an icy mocha frap of your own, courtesy of these recipes from the 19th century!

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.

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!

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.

Purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)
A zesty purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)

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.

Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups recipe
Chocolaty Cheerios ice-cream cups (1980)

This easy and delicious recipe for Chocolaty Cheerios ice-cream cups uses a cupcake or muffin pan to shape these edible ice cream mini bowls, created from Cheerios stirred into a fudgy concoction.

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.

Classic gooseberry pie recipe
10 old-fashioned gooseberry pie recipes

A good old-fashioned gooseberry pie has not been forgotten – the recipes are still enshrined in the hearts and the private recipe collections of many people. Here are some classics!

Special K cookies recipe (1961)
Special K cookies recipe (1961)

With this easy recipe from the 1960s, you can enjoy the crispness, flavor and nourishment of this popular Kellogg’s cereal in Special K cookies. Give ’em a try!

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.

Classic strawberry torte recipe
Classic strawberry torte recipe (1967)

Four thin yellow cake layers tower upward – separated by thick creamy whipped cream with fresh berries – in this delicious classic strawberry torte recipe from the ’60s!

Creamy Dutch Apple dessert retro recipe (3)
Creamy Dutch Apple dessert recipe (1979)

Here’s an easy recipe for a retro treat from the ’70s – a creamy Dutch Apple dessert, with layers of graham cracker crumbs, sweet cream, apple pie filling, and a delicious topping.

Rich and creamy chocolate mint pie recipe - 1985
Quick creamy chocolate mint pie (1985)

Depending on your preference, this retro creamy chocolate mint pie recipe from the 80s uses either Creme de Menthe liqueur, or you can use a little peppermint extract.