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50 Old-Fashioned Cakes Grandma Used to Make

If you’re looking for a master list of those cakes you grew up eating, this is the post for you! In this comprehensive list you’ll find many of your favorites, the ones grandma loved to bake!

Let’s Step Back in Time!

Transport yourself back to the cozy kitchens of yesteryear, where the aroma of freshly baked cakes filled the air and grandma’s loving hands worked their magic with simple ingredients. She seemed to work magic in her kitchen, whipping up the most delicious cakes out of simple flour, sugar, and egg! And they didn’t cost a fortune, either! (Those were frugal days, after all!)

But, how did she do it?

Can we duplicate those same recipes right now, in the 21st century?

In this nostalgic journey through time, we’re going to take a deep-dive into the cherished recipes that filled formica tables and brought smiles to faces in the 1930s, 40s, and beyond.

Many of these recipes are “from scratch” (since that’s usually how grandma made them), but we’ll also cover clever twists on boxed mixes, shortcuts to get those same flavors in a fraction of the time. (And hey, that’s what we’re know for, here at Out of the Box Baking!)

Join me as we rediscover the timeless appeal of homemade cakes that bring back memories of simpler days. Let’s share a few cherished moments over some shared slices of sweetness.

Cake Recipes Guaranteed to Take You Back to the Good Old Days!

There’s plenty here to enjoy! And by the way, these recipes are listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy, friends! And feel free to leave a comment or review if you bake any of these.

50 Cakes Grandma Used to Make

Enjoy this Master List of some of Grandma's favorite cakes!

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoy these delicious recipes, straight from Grandma’s kitchen! 

If you make any of these recipes and love them, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!

About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page. 

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