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Vintage Desserts

The largest category of vintage recipes on our website is the vintage dessert category.

I have tried to group the recipes into subcategories, as seen below. If you see a recipe that is not categorized properly or has a better category, please comment below.

Vintage Desserts

Vintage Cake Recipes

Vintage Cookie Recipes

Vintage Dessert Bar Recipes

Originating in the Midwestern United States, dessert bars, or simply bars or squares, are a type of American "bar cookie" that has the texture of a firm cake or softer than a usual cookie.

Often dessert bars are one of the more popular types of desserts at bake sales and are often made for baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, and weddings.

Vintage Frosting, Icing, and Glaze Recipes

Other Vintage Dessert Recipes

Vintage Desserts

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Christine Bell

Tuesday 15th of August 2023

Does anyone know the recipe for Portuguese almond pudding? It had sponge fingers arranged around the inside of a tin, filled with an almond paste but there was also chopped chocolate, cherries and cream as part of it too. My mother in law made it every year for her husband's birthday and I cannot find anything like it online.


Thursday 22nd of June 2023

Does anyone know of a plain very yellow cake that smelled of Anisette Italian origin from Puglia, italy? My Mom used to makeā€¦just hoping to repiczcate. Thank you


Thursday 10th of February 2022

Does anyone remember a cake my grandmother called Cottage Cake. It was made in a square pan with chocolate sauce over it. So yummy.

Katie Pavelko

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

I am looking for some help. I have an old, old recipe that used to be served at the HSOSF Convent on feast days. They would like us to make it for the 175th anniversary of the order on 7-2-19. The Sisters all remember it, but don't know how to make it. It is a hand written recipe that says:

Heavenly Hash 5# margarine 25 eggs (whole) 1 can crushed pineapples m. 10 can 20 cups p sugar 2 1/2 cups chopped nuts

The only instructions listed are: Beat sugar & m. until creamy

Nothing more. I have scoured the internet for any hints. They described as a very rich pudding like dish that was yellow.

Do you have any suggestions? Thank you

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