Sweeten your day with 11 scrumptious old-fashioned cake recipes

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Skip the store-bought treats and whip up something yourself! These 11 old-fashioned cake recipes are bursting with flavor and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.

A cake with a slice taken out of it.
Coconut Cake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Strawberry Shortcake

A piece of biscuit with strawberries and whipped cream on a white plate.
Strawberry Shortcake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Forget fancy! This strawberry shortcake is all about fresh flavors and NO fuss. Bisquick to the rescue! You just need juicy strawberries and you’re good to go. Feeding friends? Curing a sweet tooth? This recipe wins every time.
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Strawberry Coffee Cake

Slice of strawberry coffee cake on white plate.
Strawberry Coffee Cake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Calling all strawberry lovers! This coffee cake is your new BFF, breakfast, dessert, or anytime you need a taste of grandma’s kitchen. Forget fancy, this recipe is all about fluffy cake loaded with fresh strawberries. It’s so good, you might just wanna lick the plate (we won’t judge!).
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Tomato Soup Cake

A piece of cake is sitting on a plate next to a can of soup.
Tomato Soup Cake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Skip the fancy shops and whip up a nostalgic treat at home! You might raise an eyebrow at this Tomato Soup Cake (tomato soup in a cake?), but it’s a hidden gem. This secret ingredient creates an incredibly moist cake with a surprising depth of flavor that complements the warming spices beautifully. It’s a taste of grandma’s kitchen – simple to make and destined to become a new favorite!
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Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Slice of cinnamon crumb cake on white plate.
Cinnamon Crumb Cake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Craving comfort food? Look no further! This Cinnamon Crumb Cake is like a warm hug, baked fresh in your oven. Forget complicated desserts – this recipe is all about simple pleasures: warming spices, buttery crumbs, and fluffy cake in every bite. Plus, it’s a pantry-friendly hero, made with everyday ingredients. No need to run to the store! Just whip it up, grab a fork, and prepare for a delightful trip down memory lane. It’s the perfect anytime treat to bring back the cozy feels.
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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Slice of lemon cheesecake on red, white, and blue plate.
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Skip the oven, fire up the fridge! This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake is the lazy way to dessert bliss. We’re talking cool, dreamy lemon filling in a store-bought crust – like a fancy pudding for grown-ups, but way cooler (and easier!). This recipe whips up in minutes, then chills in the fridge for a bit, and bam! Instant deliciousness, no sweat.
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Slice of chocolate cake on heart-shaped plate.
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

This Old-fashioned Chocolate Cake is pure, intense chocolate flavor, the kind you won’t find in store-bought cakes. It’s a denser, more decadent cake – perfect for serious chocolate lovers (you know who you are!) This easy recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, leaving everyone happy and satisfied.
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Pineapple Ice Cream Cakes

Pineapple Ice Cream Cake on a white plate next to a pool of sauce.
Pineapple Ice Cream Cakes. Photo credit: Renee Nicole’s Kitchen.

Who needs a fancy ice cream cake when you can have these boozy pineapple blasts? Think mini graham cracker crusts piled high with yummy pineapple stuff, creamy ice cream, and a boozy caramel sauce that’s gonna knock your socks off. They’re like a summer party in your mouth, and super easy to make – no fancy ice cream maker required (we won’t judge if you use store-bought!).
Get the Recipe: Pineapple Ice Cream Cakes

Vanilla Skillet Cake

A slice of cake with powdered sugar on a plate.
Vanilla Skillet Cake. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Calling all baking beginners! This Vanilla Cake in a Skillet is your shortcut to dessert greatness. Ditch the fancy cake pans – this recipe uses a trusty cast-iron skillet for a cake with a delightful surprise: crispy edges and a fluffy middle. Made with everyday ingredients, it’s like Grandma’s magic but way simpler! Whip one up and surprise everyone (yourself included!) with this nostalgic, easy-to-make treat.
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Coconut Cake

A cake with a slice taken out of it.
Coconut Cake. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Alrighty, coconut fans! Beat those bakery lines and bake this EPIC cake at home. Forget fancy stuff, this recipe’s all about pure coconut yum. It’s fluffy, moist, and explodes with coconut flavor in every bite. Bonus? Easier than it looks, no pro baking skills needed!
Get the Recipe: Coconut Cake

Farmers Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Farmers Cheesecake Keto Bundt Cake on a plate with flowers behind.
Farmers Cheesecake Bundt Cake. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Blueberry fans, rejoice! This Extra Moist Blueberry Bundt Cake is a nostalgic twist on a classic. Forget the usual lemon, this recipe features a surprising secret ingredient: homemade farmers’ cheese! It adds a delightful tang that perfectly complements the juicy dried blueberries (no waiting for fresh!). This vintage-inspired cake is perfect for a cozy morning coffee or a delicious treat anytime. With its moist crumb and bursts of berry flavor, it’s sure to become a new favorite!
Get the Recipe: Farmers Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

A slice of homemade strawberry cake with icing and strawberry on top.
Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Strawberry cake alert! This isn’t fancy bakery stuff, this is the real deal – grandma’s old-fashioned recipe. Packed with fresh berries and moist as anything, it’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth. Top it with some strawberry frosting, and you’ve got a showstopper that’s super easy to whip up. Everyone will be begging for seconds.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

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