Fudge Sponge Drop Cookies for the Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Vintage Lemon Sponge Drop Cookies with Double Fudge Filling BakethisCake

Double fudge filling for these old-fashioned crisp little sponge drop cookies made from a simple sponge cake recipe. Time for a holiday cookie and cook book exchange party with food writers! Continue reading

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The Traveler’s Cake: a Special Historic Spice Cake Recipe

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Nothing warms a wayfarer’s heart like a warm slice of spice cake direct from the pages of American history. But (also) nothing eases your busy schedule like an easy classic cake served straight from the bundt pan or dressed up with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce and homemade ice cream. Continue reading

Mother’s Tea Cup Cake — Vintage Tea Cup and Blueberries Required

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This recipe starts with your favorite china teacup and ends with a super moist sour cream blueberry muffin. You’ll have a blast along the way reactivating cake baking history! Continue reading

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

Mrs Teddy Roosevelt's Clove Cake with candied ginger bake this cake

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

Let’s Wrestle Gnarly Ginger Root into a Sassy Sweet Holiday Treat

Homemade Carmelized Ginger Treats bake this cake

I’m going to show you how strange and cool this fresh ginger thing is! And how easy it is to create a small batch of homemade caramelized ginger for super special treats or for holiday kitchen gifts using just fresh ginger and sugar! Hold on to your hipster hats – ’cause we’re going to kick up that old-fashioned slow food tradition a flavor notch or two! Continue reading

The Vintage Villain — A Chocolate Ale Sllyabub Cake Recipe with Homemade Ale Ice Cream

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Our Vintage Villain Cake recipe makes for a stylish chocolate ale celebration! It’s crafted with a secret potion, slathered with ganache and topped with our homemade ale ice cream! Perfect for a Vintage Villain Movie Party! Continue reading

Rose Swirls of Old-Fashioned Heirloom Vanilla Custard Frosting Using Granulated Sugar

Medium side view Rose swirls with heirloom custard frosting recipe bakethiscake

Let’s go way-old-school with a classic American frosting for your lovely homemade vintage cake! This old-fashioned heirloom vanilla custard frosting has a super delicate-smooth texture with a light and lovely sweetness factor. Not overly sweet and not heavy in the least. And it’s so fun to try! Did I mention it uses regular sugar instead of powdered sugar? And I’m going to teach you how to make very simple rose swirls with it. Yay! Continue reading

Miss Leslie’s Boston Cake — A Delightful Vintage Sherry Butter Cake Recipe

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The slow-baked vintage Boston Cake makes a modern entrance with a sherry and orange kick! Serve it country-style with a powdered sugar sprinkle or top it with fresh berries and a delightful heirloom vanilla custard frosting. Oh yeah! Continue reading