Old Fashioned Cake Recipes From Scratch

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 for many years, passing the "tried and true" tests.

Whether it is 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 own hands.

More Old Fashioned
Cake Recipes

$100 Chocolate Cake

Blue Ribbon Winner with yummy citrus Chocolate Frosting.

7Up Pound Cake
Delicious Old Fashioned Lemon and Lime Pound Cake with or without the Glaze.

Apple Cake
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.

Black Forest Cake    
Is a delicious, old fashioned Chocolate Cake Layer Cake filled with red cherries, a homemade Pastry Cream and topped with a Ganache. 

Burnt Sugar Cake 
This is an Old Fashioned Cake Recipe that makes a delicious caramel with melted granulated sugar.

Carrot Cake
Moist Old Fashioned Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cheese Cake

New York Cheese Cake and Cherry Topped Cheese Cake.

Cherry Cupcake Recipe
Cherry Cupcake Recipe baked with upside down topping of butter, brown sugar and Maraschino Cherries.

Chocolate Dirt Cake Recipe
No bake made easy with Chocolate Pudding and Oreo Cookies.

Chocolate Pound Cake
Old fashioned light pound cake with a luscious Mocha Frosting.

Coconut Cake From Scratch
Delicious Coconut Layer Cake with Butter Cream 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.

Kentucky Jam Cake
A very delicious old fashioned cake recipe that came to America with the historical Settlers so many years ago.

Lemon Cake Recipe
Bundt Pound Cake dribbled with Lemon Glaze.

Mississippi Mud Cake And Pie
The unique Mississippi Mud Cake and the Mississippi Mud Pie both make delicious desserts to serve to for your family and friends.

Old Fashioned Pound Cake 
Moist and delicious with five flavors.

Orange Coconut Cake
Kitty Wells favorite cake with special luscious, boiled frosting.

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

Pumpkin Cake Recipe
Spicy Pumpkin Roll filled with Cream Cheese.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Is an old fashioned cake recipe made from scratch with real chocolate

Strawberry Poke Cake
Strawberry Poke Cake is an amazing cake that  is beautiful and delicious. It is infused with a Strawberry Jello filling and topped with a luscious Homemade Whipped Cream.

Sweet Potato Cake Recipe
Sweet Potato Layer Cake a small amount of spices and topped with a delicious, Caramel Butter Frosting.

Vanilla Cake Recipe
Vanilla Cake Recipe makes an Old Fashioned, simple layer cake with self-rising flour. The cake is so quick and easy to make and so delicious!

Types Of  Old Fashioned Cake Recipes

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.

Related Pages

Banana Fruitcake

Delicious Fruitcake Recipe made with bananas, nuts and fruits that can be eaten year round. No need to wait for holidays.

No Bake Coffee Cake
A coffee cake recipe, made yummy with graham crackers, coconut and pecans then topped with a creamy icing.

Orange Slice Cake
One of my most popular cakes... old fashioned fruitcake made with candy orange slices, nuts, dates and coconut and topped with a yummy orange glaze.

Plum Pudding
Plum pudding looks more like a fruitcake than a pudding. It is made with fruits, nuts, spices and brandy, then steamed on top of the stove in a Dutch Oven.

I hope you try several of these classic cake recipes for your family and friends and enjoy them as much as we do.

Thank you for visiting this Old Fashioned Cake Recipes From Scratch page, my most visited page after the home page.


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