Mrs. Roosevelt’s Clove Cake for the Culinary Historians’ Yosemite Gathering

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We’re resurrecting history (and repairing it a bit along the way) with Edith Roosevelt’s charming turn-of-the-Century Clove Cake. It’s a way old-fashioned historic cake crafted with a dark molasses batter then locked and loaded with sweet seedless raisins. It’s sprinkled with homemade caramelized ginger, although you could drizzle it with lemon hard sauce instead (and soak the raisins in brandy or vanilla) for an extra flavor punch. Continue reading

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Vintage Roasted Pumpkin Spice #Cake Recipe for a Food Writers’ Pumpkin Party!

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We’re roasting fresh pumpkins for a light and lovely vintage pumpkin spice cake recipe drizzled in homemade orange-pumpkin frosting! It’s sure to punch up your holiday party with a delightful homemade scratch cake! Continue reading

Hipping up the Awesome 1930’s Helen of Troy Orange #Cake Recipe – The Cake That Launched a Thousand Ships

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A classic 1930’s comeback cake called the Helen of Troy Orange Cake! It’s a nice historic cake recipe hipped up to way-cool! It’s lookin’ pretty, popping with bright citrus flavors and it’s unique (especially if you use the blood orange option). Oh — AND it has a delicate tangerine custard filling with a dreamy tangerine cream frosting. Yeah! Continue reading

Lizzie’s Vintage Cherry Cake Recipe using Homemade Maraschino Cherries

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Road trip from the city to the country for a homecoming BBQ! Time to bake a very vintage Maraschino Cherry Cake using a turn-of-the-century recipe and our very own homemade maraschino cherries! (though you can try it with store-bought maraschino cherries too!) Continue reading

Vintage Summer Snow #Cake Recipe with Strawberries and Cream

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White as snow vintage cake — or bright as the sunshine on your party patio! Dribble some fresh strawberries and cream over top and you’ve got a fluffy white cake that’s tender and downy just like your grandma used to make. Throw in the fact that this recipe is over a hundred years old and similar to (or better than) that airy-go-lucky Angel Food Cake and you’ll have a winning vintage cake hit on your hands! Continue reading

Vintage Harlequin Cake Recipe with an Extraordinary Heirloom Strawberry Frosting

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The Vintage Harlequin Cake! A lovely pink and chocolate and white charmer filled with delicate Strawberry Heirloom Frosting and frosted with Strawberry Whipped Cream! Short-listed for the Wow Factor, whether you use regular stacked cakes (vintage style) or go for the filled dome pans Hollywood Bowl style! Continue reading

1963 Kansas Golden Buttermilk Cake Recipe – That Gets Better By The Day!

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A step-by-step vintage recipe from 1963 makes a tender buttermilk cake that gets better by the day! Continue reading

Vintage Rose-Water Cupid Cakes Recipe

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Rose-water Cupid Cakes: Re-introducing a strawberry shortcake-like recipe from the year 1888 that we’ve brightened with a hint of rose-water (you may substitute vanilla or lemon). These mini cakes are baked in little heart-shaped pans and in mini tube pans (or even muffin tins), knife-split, brushed with a Boiled Sweet Milk Syrup then dotted with homemade Italian Meringue Buttercream and strawberries slices. Goodness gracious! Continue reading