30 vintage cake mixes you don’t see anymore

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With fun flavors like pink lemonade, toffee and macaroon, check out these 20 vintage cake mixes and varieties you just can’t get anymore.
Vintage Pillsbury Caramel cake mix (1956)

At last from a mix! The really moist, old-fashioned kind you probably haven’t tasted in years.

… Rich and true in flavor… moist and tender as can be. And for the first time, this once “tricky” cake is now so easy. No sugar to caramelize. Nothing of the kind.

You merely add milk to the new Pillsbury caramel cake mix. Even the country fresh eggs are blended right into this mix.

Vintage Pillsbury Caramel cake mix (1956)


Discontinued 1950s Betty Crocker Black Walnut cake mix (1958)

Discontinued 1950s Betty Crocker Black Walnut cake mix (1958)


Pink lemonade angel cake & frosting (1961)

Looks like fun, tastes like a party: All pink and lemony, this high-flying angel helps make any party more fun than a circus.

It’s cool and tart with a refreshing taste like no angel ever brought you before. Bakes up extra high and light because the whites of 14.4 eggs are right in the mix. What a difference the extra egg white makes!

Two new Pillsbury mixes make this showpiece possible — Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake Mix and Pink Lemonade Fluffy Frosting Mix. Buy them and conquer. Remember, nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven — and Pillsbury says it best!

TRY THESE: Easy classic lemonade cake with pudding (1977) & Pink lemonade ice cream cake (1968)

Vintage 60s Pink lemonade angel cake and frosting (1961)


Duncan Hines Butterscotch Crunch – Dutch Topping Cake Mix (1962)

Cake with a topping you bake right on… tender cake, crunchy butterscotch-almond topping!

A cake you take from your oven all covered with a thick, crunchy crust of butterscotch and toasted almonds. Ready to eat cozy-warm, like the Pennsylvania Dutch do. Wonderful good! One of three Dutch-topping cake mixes, exclusively from Duncan Hines.

Vintage flavors: Butterscotch crunch, apple n’ spice, cinnamon raisin

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Duncan Hines Butterscotch Crunch - Dutch Topping Cake Mix (1962)


Now, an orchard of upside-downs from Betty Crocker. (1971)

Take your pick. Topping, fruit and a special cake mix to hold the juiciness. Three delicious, easy-to-fix desserts. The hardest part is making up your mind.

— Apple cinnamon upside-down cake mix & topping
— Cherry upside-down cake mix & topping
— Pineapple upside-down cake mix & topping (this one is still around)

MORE: Caramel surprise upside-down cake (1953)

Vintage Betty Crocker Upside Down cake mixes 1971


Toffee cake mix (1962)

Have you tasted English toffee? We’ve matched the flavor of toffee and lavishly marbled it through a new rich cake. You’ll find the same good flavor in a creamy-smooth frosting… You’ll like them, and so will your candy-loving children.

Old toffee cake mix from 1962


Fudge macaroon cake mix & frosting (1966)

Really something else! Wild new look… wild new flavor. Rich fudge cake swirled with chewy macaroon. Real coconut bits in fudge frosting. My man loves it. yours? Pillsbury’s new Fudge Macaroon cake and frosting.

1966 Fudge macaroon cake mix

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Retro Stir n Frost cake mix (1976)

Introducing Stir ‘n Frost. It’s everything you see on this page. The cake mix, the frosting, even the pan. Everything.

Four flavors: Yellow cake with chocolate frosting, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, spice cake with vanilla frosting and lemon cake with lemon frosting

Retro Stir n Frost cake mix (1976)


Betty Crocker vintage Snackin’ Cake (1970s)

SEE MORE: Remember Snackin’ Cake – the ’70s dessert you could mix, bake and serve in 1 pan?

Snackin Cake from 1972

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Duncan Hines Moist & Easy snack cake mix (1976)

Flavors: Banana nut, double chocolate chip & spicy apple-raisin

Duncan Hines Moist and Easy snack cake mix (1976)

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Vintage Duncan Hines Early American cake mix (1963)

These chewy good cakes and tall frosty glasses of Nestle’s Quik are the go-togethers of the summer! … tastes great with any of Duncan Hines wonderful fruit and nut-filled Early American cakes.

Cake mix flavors: Apple raisin, Butter pecan, Fudge nut, Cherry almond, Date nut, Orange

Vintage Duncan Hines Early American cake mix 1963


Some long-lost cake flavors from 1965

Discontinued vintage Pillsbury “Flavormoist” varieties include: Banana, Lemon creme, Vienna-style, Pineapple, Lord Baltimore, Double Dutch, Applesauce Spice, Bavarian Creme, Swiss-Style, Orange, Old-fashioned spice, Mocha fudge & Pink Lemonade

Discontinued cake mix flavors 1965

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Discontinued vintage Betty Crocker Sunkist Orange cake mix (1968)

Discontinued vintage Betty Crocker Sunkist Orange cake mix (1968)


Retro ’60s Betty Crocker Dole Pineapple cake mix (1969)

Discontinued retro 1960s Betty Crocker Dole Pineapple cake mix (1969)


Strawberry Create-A-Cake mix (1971)

Pillsbury introduces the Create-A-Cake mix for people who are wild about strawberries.

…Now the cake mix specially made to let you be creative gives you a great new flavor — along with the freedom to add fruit or frosting mix to make every cake your own creation.

70s Pillsbury strawberry cake mix (1971)


Chocolate pudding cake & Boston Cream pie mix (1976)

For a change… Treat your family tonight.

Chocolate flavor pudding cake mix: Warm tender cake, baked in rich pudding sauce. Comes in chocolate and lemon flavors.

Boston cream pie mix: Everything you need in one package. Yellow cake, creamy custard cake filling, and rich chocolate icing.

Betty Crocker cake mixes from 1976

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Country Kitchen cake mix (1960)

Betty Crocker Country Kitchen cake mix (1960)


Unbelievable Bundt brand ring cake mixes (1987)

Bundt cake varieties: Black forest cherry, pineapple creme, tunnel of fudge, Boston cream and more

MORE BUNDT: Pistachio, rocky road, 7-up, lemon ripple & more Bundt ring cakes to make

Retro 80s Pillsbury Bundt cake mixes (1987)


Bonus: Frosting mixes you don’t see anymore (1959)

Betty Crocker cherry fluff frosting mix & chocolate malt flavor frosting mix

Old Betty Crocker discontinued frosting mixes from 1959

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7 Responses

  1. How can I reproduce the Duncan Hines Early American Apple Raisin cake? It’s a childhood fav and Bucket List item! Thank you!

  2. I remember Betty Crocker Chocolate Malt cake that went with the frosting mix. My mother made it and put crushed walnuts on top. She died in 1957 so it as before that. It was the best chocolate cake and frosting ever and with all the different chocolate cake mixes on the market, too bad they discontinued this one. I would love the recipe.

  3. I love the pumpkin spice cupcake and frosting mix, Limired Edison Decadent style. Simply the best! How can I purchase it again. Gloriag

  4. I started baking when I was about 6 years old and loved to explore the cake mix aisle. I say aisle because it was a proper aisle, there were loads of different flavors and types. Pillsbury’s cherry chip was a favorite, spice and ALL of the Bundt cake mix flavors.
    There were probably 40 + cake mixes to choose from, a veritable wall of cake mixes!
    Now it’s not even a 10th of that, just a few choices, maybe 10 or so.
    Eventually I baked from scratch but I learnt a lot from the cake mixes.

  5. June 20, 2021 will be sixty years since I started having Duncan Hines Cherry Supreme cakes for my birthday; it’s not made anymore and I would like a (copycat) recipe of the Cherry Supreme Cake–if it’s out there. It would really help to make my 66th Birthday a memorable one. Many thanks!!

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