Old-Fashioned Cake Recipes


Old-fashioned cake recipes from scratch. Many of these are classics, Blue Ribbon cakes that were entered into a state or county fair contest where they won 1st place for best of taste.

Some were served in best restaurants and cafeterias. I sold our Sour Cream Coffee Cakes wholesale to a local wine cellar, where they were so popular they were sold out the day we delivered.

Where I grew up, homemade cakes were a baker's pride and joy. Cooks were judged by their baking expertise. If the cook's reputation was "could bake the best cakes", guests grabbed them up early, even before the fried chicken and roast beef.

At gatherings such as picnics, reunions, church functions etc. these cakes were the table's focal point.

These old fashioned cake recipes made from scratch, have been in our family many years, passing the "tried and true" tests.


$100 Chocolate Cake

Blue Ribbons winner with special ingredients.

Apple Cake
Sheet cake with apples, pecans and Caramel Icing.

Applesauce Muffins
Moist with cinnamon, allspice, raisins, nuts and scrumptious Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.

Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe
Melt-in-your-mouth pound cake made with butter and rum!

Boston Cream Pie
Filled with cold pudding then topped with Hot Fudge Sauce.

Carrot Cake
Full of walnuts and raisins. Serve plain or with ice cream or Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cheese Cake
Smooth, creamy New York style.

Chocolate Dirt Cake Recipe
Scrumptious cake made easy with instant Chocolate Pudding, Cream Cheese and whipped cream in a layered crushed Chocolate Oreo Cookies.

Chocolate Pound Cake
Old fashioned light chocolate cake with Mocha Frosting.

Devils Food Cake
Moist, dark chocolate Blue Ribbon winner. Three layers.

Fresh Apple Cake Recipe
Moist pound cake with butter and nuts. No spices/

German Chocolate Cake Recipe
Old classic recipe. Blue Ribbon winner with choice of two frostings. 

Italian Cream Cake
Another Blue Ribbon Winner! Ground nuts for special taste and texture. Cream Cheese Frosting.

Lady Baltimore Cake
An old fashioned white Christmas cake with Seven-Minute Frosting filled with candied cherries, nuts, figs and raisins.

Lemon Cake Recipe
Bundt Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

One Two Three Four Cake
Old-Fashioned Cake Recipe makes a moist, light and buttery cake that can be made into loafs, layers, or pound cakes.

Orange Coconut Cake
Kitty Wells Orange Coconut Cake with luscious boiled frosting with orange zest and flaked coconut.

Pineapple Cake Recipe
One of our best Old-Fashioned Cake Recipes, filled and topped with pineapple and juice the way Mama made it. Moist and delicious.

Pineapple Coconut Cake
Sheet cake topped with a cream pudding, whipped cream, coconut and chopped pecans.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Two delicious old-fashioned cake recipes.

Pumpkin Cake Recipe
Spicy Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese and Maraschino Cherries.

Punch Bowl Cake
No bake with Jello, pineapple, whipped cream and coconut. 

Red Velvet With Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist, Red Velvet Cake made from scratch with minimum of Red Food Coloring.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
With golden raisins, pecans, and cinnamon. My best selling cake in the 1970s.

Sponge Cake
Old-Fashioned Cake Recipes low calorie, true Sponge Cake. Great base for Strawberry Shortcake.

Texas Sheet Cake
Luscious and yummy chocolate cake.

Vanilla Cake Recipe
Moist yellow cake for one or two layers. Quick and easy from scratch with self-rising flour.


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