Making a vintage cake, a batch of old fashioned candy or finding long lost vintage Christmas cookie recipes is like getting a big hug from grandma, isn’t it?
There’s just something special about retro recipes, especially when they’ve been handed down from generation to generation. I don’t have too many vintage recipes from my own family (especially vintage dessert recipes) so I decided to round up the best from around the internet (big thanks to everyone who shared their favorites)! Some are original recipes handed down from family members, while others are a gluten-free or clean eating twist on the original.
If you’re a fan of retro baking – whether you’re looking for vintage cake ideas, a nostalgic candy recipe, a vintage chocolate dessert or old fashioned pies, you’ll love these recipes!
Vintage Cake Recipes
These cake recipes are even better baked in a vintage cake pan and displayed on a vintage cake stand!
Kentucky Bourbon Black Fruit Cake – from For the Love of Food
Classic Pound Cake – from The Kitchen is My Playground
Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake – from What the Fork
Cherry Vanilla Baked Alaska – from What the Fork
Mexican Fruit Cake – from Ann’s Entitled Life
Preacher Cake – from More or Less Cooking
Cast-iron Blueberry Cake – from Souly Rested
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake – from Saving Dollars and Sense
Hot Cocoa Cake – from Mom Foodie
Vintage Cookie Recipes
Relive the past in a good way with these heartwarming old fashioned cookies!
Gingersnap Christmas Cookies – from Upstate Ramblings
Easy Coconut Macaroons – from Pinch and Swirl
Grandma’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies – from The Kitchen is My Playground
German Checkerboard Cookies – from Masala Herb
Danish Coconut Cookie Slices – from Fab Food 4 All
Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies – from Mom Foodie
Clean Eating Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – from Pink Fortitude
Carrot Jam – from Veggie Desserts
This one is based on a recipe from 1865, has 3 ingredients, and tastes like apricot jam!
Vintage Pie Recipes (Plus Breads, Tortes & Cobblers)
You had me at pie!
Old Fashioned Egg Custard – from Saving Dollars and Sense
Belgian Bun Recipe – from Rainy Day Mum
Esterhazy Torte – from Masala Herb
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Bread Pudding – from Fearless Dining
Old Fashioned Date Nut Loaf – from Food Meanderings
Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler – from Fearless Dining
Rum Raisin Apple Brown Betty – from Vintage Kitten
Easy Pumpkin Pie Filling – from Food Meanderings
World’s Best Blitztorte – from Mama Gourmand
Vintage Candy Recipes
If you’re looking for retro candy or no bake dessert recipes, look no further!
Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge – from An Italian in My Kitchen
Grandma’s Old Time Peanut Butter Candy – from Fearless Dining
Only 2 ingredients!
Salted Chocolate Honeycomb – from Veggie Desserts
Easy Microwave Brittle – from This Mama Cooks
What’s your favorite vintage recipe?