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8 Delicious Vintage Cakes You’ll Love to Make

Vintage cakes are becoming trendy again – those dense, buttery bundt cakes, frosted layer cakes and any simple, stir-together cakes our mothers or grandmothers used to make. Upscale bakeries have moved from cupcakes to classic cakes, tapping into our sense of nostalgia and love of all things deliciously familiar. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want to warm up the house with something scrumptious in the oven, here are 8 simple cake recipes that will bring you back to your childhood kitchen.



  • Meyer Lemon Layer Cake 1 of 8
    Meyer Lemon Layer Cake
    The perfect winter cake, when citrus is at its peak - seek out Meyer lemons or use whatever you have on hand. This cake will be a hit for everyone - not just lemon lovers - and its brightness is perfect when days are short and chilly.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Hummingbird Cake 2 of 8
    Hummingbird Cake
    And now for something deliciously different - a hummingbird cake is made with crushed pineapple and bananas, topped with cream cheese frosting and crushed pecans. Delish!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Milk Cake with Strawberries and Yogurt 3 of 8
    Milk Cake with Strawberries and Yogurt
    This simple milk cake, topped with fruit or berries in season and whipped cream or yogurt, is the perfect after-school comfort snack when you want the house to smell warm and wonderful when they walk in from the cold.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake 4 of 8
    Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake
    Easy to make and decorate, this bright bundt cake is perfect for special occasions - but you don't need to be a pro cake decorator. The citrus icing drizzle is decidedly '50s.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing 5 of 8
    Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
    Who doesn't love a classic carrot cake, mildly spiced and studded with walnuts? Drizzle with a cream cheese icing for a vintage look.
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cake 6 of 8
    Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cake
    A classic combination - pumpkin and chocolate - makes for a divine cake in the fall. It's not too sweet, and perfect for eating out of hand.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Money Cake with Sprinkles 7 of 8
    Money Cake with Sprinkles
    Remember having money cake as a kid? My mom used to wrap coins in foil and place them on the frosting between cake layers for us to find. Bring back the tradition!
    Family Bites has the recipe!
  • Vanilla Pudding Cake with Chocolate Buttercream 8 of 8
    Vanilla Pudding Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
    This classic is perfect for birthday parties - moist cake slathered with not-too-chocolatey frosting. Divine!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!

For more delicious ideas, check out Julie’s blog, Dinner with Julie! Join Julie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for updates!

 

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