This collection of Old-Fashioned Cake recipes will provide both a recollection of nostalgic flavors as well as an opportunity to create new dessert recipes for your family.
Do you have a favorite recipe that either your Mom or Grandmother made? Whether you have fond memories of watching them bake in the kitchen or of getting to help them bake, there is just something about recreating these recipes that bring back fond memories.
What Makes it Vintage?
Vintage implies a simpler, more traditional aesthetic, often linked to rustic or rural style. Vintage wedding cakes remain a popular trend. Vintage and retro styles share many similarities.
So, when you think back to the vintage cake recipes from the past decades, many are simply decorated but are still just as delicious as the new recipes that are out there today.
What are 5 of the Most Common Types of Cakes?
- Angel food
The Most Popular Cakes of Different Decades
Have you ever tried any of these old-time cake recipes?
In the flashy 1920s, Pineapple Upside Down Cake became a favorite in many homes.
The Icebox Cake took over and became a became the new must make dessert.
During this time, recipes for the "Poor Man's Cake", which was also called the "Depression Cake" became popular.
A new favorite, the German Chocolate Cake started making it's rounds at family gatherings and parties.
According to a Taste of Home, the top-rated dessert was the Black Forest.
Carrot Cake took over as the top favorite. Not only was it popular during Spring, but throughout the whole year.
These are some of the favorites that you may remember.
- Pig Pickin Cake
- Coconut Poke Cake
- Lemon Chiffon
- Hummingbird Cake
The number one favorite is Chocolate Cake! You can either frost it with vanilla frosting, strawberry frosting, or even decadent chocolate frosting. And if you want to keep it simple, just sprinkle some powdered sugar on the top. It's easy to make, works for any occasion, and who wouldn't want to dive into a piece of chocolate cake?
Not overmixing the batter. This is a tip that will work for any dessert.
Most recipes call for your oven to be set at 350 EXCEPT for Bundt cakes. The oven needs to be at 325 when making one of those.