Old Fashioned Cake Recipes from scratch. Many of these homemade cakes are classic, Blue Ribbon cakes that were entered in a state or county fair contest where they won 1st place for Best Of Taste.
Some were served in best restaurants and cafeterias. Sour Cream Coffee Cake was sold wholesale to a local wine
cellar, where they were so popular they sold out the day I delivered them.
These old fashioned cake recipes made from scratch, have been in our family many
years, passing the "tried and true" tests.
it's a special day for family or friends to celebrate or just a day you wish to complete a meal with a memorable
desert, serve one of these cakes, made with your hands.
$100 Chocolate Cake
Blue Ribbon Winner with yummy citrus Chocolate Frosting.
Moist sheet cake with apples, pecans, and Caramel Icing.
Applesauce Cake Moist and delicious with or without frosting.
Bacardi Rum Pound Cake With rum glaze. My best pound cake.
Moist Old Fashioned Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Pound Cake
Old fashioned light pound cake with luscious Mocha Frosting.
Devils Food Cake
Moist, dark chocolate Blue Ribbon winner. Three fluffy layers.
Fresh Apple Cake Recipe
Moist pound cake with butter and nuts. No spices.
Italian Cream Cake
Blue Ribbon Winner with ground nuts and Cream Cheese Frosting.
Lady Baltimore Cake
Old fashioned Christmas cake with candied cherries and nuts.
Sweet Potato Cake Recipe
Sweet potato layer cake a small amount of spices and topped with a delicious, Caramel Butter Frosting.
Cake recipes are divided into three different types:
Type One - Shortened Cakes
This type is as the name implies, cakes that contain shortening.
Shortening consists of natural fats like butter and lard and vegetable oils that are hydrogenated to make them solid at room temperature like margarine and Crisco.
Shortened cakes, except for some pound cakes, contain a chemical leavening agent like baking powder, cream of tartar and/or baking soda.
Shortened cakes also contain eggs that help them rise.
Flour and eggs make a shortened cake strong while sugar and fats make them weak.
Therefore, it is imperative to have a balanced recipe for the perfect, delicious cake.
Type Two - Foam Cakes
This includes Angel Food Cakes and Sponge Cakes.
True angel food and sponge cakes are leavened with only air.
This necessary air is provided by beating the egg whites and folding into the cake batter properly.
Although some sponge cakes do contain a small amount of baking powder.
Type Three - Chiffon Cakes
Chiffon Cakes recipes contain liquid fat rather than solid fats and an abundance of egg whites for air leavening.
Again, some recipes of this type cake also contain a small amount of baking powder, especially when less eggs whites are called for.
This new-on-the-scene type of cake has a different way of mixing.
It combines the making of an angel food cake with some of the steps for shortened cakes to make a unique type of cake that is delicious and versatile in use.
According to some historians this cake was invented by Harry Baker in the 1020s.
However it wasn't popular until the 1940, after he sold his formula to General mills and the recipe was aggressively promoted from the late 1940s to early 1960s.
I hope you try several of these classic cake recipes for your family and friends and enjoy them as much as we do.
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