20 Old Fashioned Cake Recipes for This Weekend – Eat this, not that – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Sure, iconic on-trend pastries and cookies are delicious, but sometimes it’s nice to indulge in a few old-school desserts. Next time you want to bake a cake, why not go with an old-fashioned one? After all, nothing beats a classic apple, banana cream or chess cake.

If you want to take a trip back in time on your next baking project, then look no further. From chocolate pudding cake recipes that achieve the perfect balance of flavor and texture to pecan pies that taste just like grandma’s, you’re sure to find the perfect vintage cake for this weekend in the list below. And next, don’t miss these 20 Old Fashioned Midwestern Dessert Recipes.

Courtesy of Lil’ Luna

You only need a handful of ingredients to whip up this delicious coconut cream cake: milk, eggs, grated coconut and whipped cream. Enjoy a slice on its own or garnish with fresh berries for an even tastier treat.

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chocolate cream cake
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Take a trip back to childhood with this easy to make chocolate mousse cake. Packed with dark chocolate, vanilla and hazelnut flavors, this delicious dessert takes just 20 minutes to prepare.

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buttermilk cake
Courtesy of Lil’ Luna

This delicious buttermilk cake that takes just five minutes to whip together tastes just like grandma’s recipe. The best part? It can be stored in the freezer in a Ziploc freezer-safe bag for up to two months.

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plum cake
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Juicy plums come into their own in this plum cake. This one-of-a-kind treat is made with preserved plums, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and tastes even more delicious when paired with vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Get the recipe from The Experienced Mother.

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Vintage Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
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If you’re a big fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then you have to try this Vintage Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. This easy recipe with dark chocolate, salted pretzels, cream cheese, and fluffy whipped cream may become a must-have for peanut butter lovers.

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Strawberry Sponge Cake
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Freshly picked strawberries are a welcome entry in this old-fashioned sponge cake recipe, straight out of an old cookbook.

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chocolate pudding cake
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Is there anything tastier than chocolate pudding cake? Made with jello chocolate pudding mix, unsweetened baking chocolate, and a graham cracker crust, this delicious dessert comes together in an impressive 15 minutes.

Get the recipe from The Experienced Mother.

blueberry cake
Courtesy of Inspired Taste

Impress your family and friends by making a homemade blueberry pie – we promise it’s easier than it seems. All you need are a handful of ingredients, including blueberries, lemon zest, and allspice.

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French silk cake
Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

French Silk Pie is the perfect combination of light chocolate mousse, flaky pie crust and fluffy whipped cream. Be sure to garnish with grated dark chocolate for the full effect.

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Million Dollar Pie
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This million-dollar pie recipe, made with shredded pineapple, whipped toppings, and a graham cracker crust, dates back to the 1940s. One of the best things about this rendition is that it requires no baking and can be put together in a quick 10 minutes.

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Lemon Cream Pie
Courtesy of Well Plated

This creamy, delicious lemon cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering. Tastes like grandma’s!

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chess cake
Courtesy of The Cooking Class

Move over, apple and pumpkin pie – there’s a new favorite pie in town. Calling for cornmeal, salted butter, and vanilla extract, this chess cake recipe will have you rethinking your summer holiday cake menu.

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Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie
Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Nothing beats a slice of good old sweet potato pie. This variation is made with smooth bourbon and a marshmallow topping.

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Lime meringue cake
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No kitchen is complete without a perfect lemon meringue cake recipe at hand. This delicious vegan dessert is packed with texture and flavor and only takes 15 minutes to make.

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pecan pie
Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Pecan pie has been satisfying even the pickiest of palates for years. This recipe with chopped pecans, flaky pie crust, and ground cinnamon is perfect for holiday dinners, summer barbecues, birthday parties, and more.

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Apple Cake
Courtesy of Inspired Taste

You can’t go wrong with apple pie. Made with four pounds of baked apples, ground ginger, and nutmeg, all encased in a flaky pie crust, this pie is sure to turn heads.

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Banana Cream Cake
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Banana cream cake is one of those desserts that ticks all the boxes. Not only is it delicious, but it’s the perfect balance of flavor and texture. This version is made with a peanut butter cookie crust so you know it’s going to be good!

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tomato cake
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

This unexpected but delicious cake helps put leftover produce to good use. Featuring juicy tomatoes, breadcrumbs, parmesan and more, a slice will have you searching for seconds. One of the best parts is its flaky cheddar crust, made with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and a blend of flavorful spices.

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Apple crumble Cake
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

If you can’t decide whether to make an apple pie or an apple crumble, why not make both? This Apple Crumble Cake, made with canned apple pie filling and caramel sauce, is a clear winner.

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pear cake
Courtesy of Kim Cravings

You may know apple pie, but have you ever tried pear pie? This old-fashioned pear pie recipe calls for freshly chopped pears, lemon zest, cinnamon, and fresh ginger. Tip: Use Bartlett pears for their crunchy texture and undeniable flavor.

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